What Orthorexics Experience?
While the side-effects of Orthorexia Nervosa are not as bad as crash dieting, patients tend to manifest the following symptoms -
Deficient diets can contribute to illnesses ranging from the flu, anemia, or cancer.
This type of eating disorder can produce an inadequate intake of vitamins and minerals, leading to avitaminosis, changes in blood pressure, osteoporosis and a hardening of arterial walls.
Most orthorexics have a protein deficiency and are deficient in calcium and iron.
They also have low sugar levels; therefore often feel tired and listless. This belies the myth that healthy food energizes you.
It is common for victims of orthorexia to have pale skin and be thin.