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Endocrine disorders of anorexia nervosa

Persistent food restriction in anorexia nervosa (AN) is associated with a global endocrine dysfunction to preserve energy and to protect essential body functions. Clinically, hypothalamic amenorrhoea can be observed preventing an »energy-absorbent« pregnancy as well as impaired skeletal integrity (osteopenia, osteoporosis) as well as changes in electrolyte concentrations which can be life-threatening. Treatment of the eating disorder followed by a weight restoration and recovery of menses are crucial especially for skeletal health. Pharmacological interventions only have shown low effects.

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Anorexia, bone metabolism, estrogen deficiency

Sabine Elisabeth Segerer
amedes experts Hamburg
Reviewer: Julia Bartley, Berlin,
und Sybille Schmidt, Düsseldorf

Segerer S. E. Endokrine ... Gynakol Geburtsmed Gynakol Endokrinol 2018; 14(1): 4–13 publiziert 31.3.2018 ©akademos Wissenschaftsverlag 2018 ISSN 1614-8533