By Dr. Mary Bretzman, physician at The Emily Program
“Why an EKG?”
“Why do you check my blood pressure lying down AND standing up?”
“Why am I dizzy when I stand?”
We often hear these questions from our clients with eating disorders. The answer? Because eating disorders can affect every part of the body, including the heart. Cardiac complications may occur as a result of the malnutrition, dehydration, and electrolyte imbalances commonly associated with these disorders.