Osteoporosis in anorexia nervosa: Prevention and treatment
Article first published online: 25 FEB 2003
Copyright © 2003 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
International Journal of Eating Disorders
Volume 33, Issue 2, pages 113–126, March 2003
How to Cite
Mehler, P. S. (2003), Osteoporosis in anorexia nervosa: Prevention and treatment. Int. J. Eat. Disord., 33: 113–126. doi: 10.1002/eat.10119
- Issue published online: 25 FEB 2003
- Article first published online: 25 FEB 2003
- Manuscript Accepted: 3 OCT 2002
- anorexia nervosa;
- treatment strategies;
- mortality risks
Osteoporosis is a very prevalent complication of anorexia nervosa. In contrast to the many other medical complications of anorexia, osteoporosis and its sequelae of fractures, kyphosis, and pain may persist regardless of the overall treatment outcome.
Traditional well-proven therapies for postmenopausal osteoporosis are not as effective against osteoporosis in anorexia nervosa. Therefore, clinicians who treat these patients must become increasingly vigilant about osteoporosis in regards to preventive, diagnostic, and treatment strategies. © 2003 by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Int J Eat Disord 33: 113–126, 2003.