Are you experiencing any of these symptoms?

Those with eating disorders and/or disordered eating face emotional and physical difficulties which can have serious, life-threatening medical consequences. The following is a list of issues you may or may not be experiencing. Please review the list of symptoms below to see whether any apply to you.

  • Feeling cold often

  • Fingers or toes turn blue

  • Having "hot flashes" or sweating spells (at night or other times not related to exercise)

  • Dizziness or feeling like you are going to pass out at times

  • Difficulty thinking straight or remembering things as well

  • Trouble falling or staying asleep

  • Headaches

  • Hair loss

  • Mouth can feel dry sometimes

  • Heartbeat going fast suddenly

  • Feeling your heart "skip beats" or like it "jumps" at times

  • Chest pain

  • Shortness of breath or trouble breathing correctly

  • Stomach pain and/or discomfort

  • Difficulty with constipation and/or diarrhea

  • Problems with heartburn, indigestion, and/or reflux

  • Blood present in stools or when you have thrown up

  • Seeing something that looks like coffee grounds when you have thrown up

  • ​Loss or decrease of menstrual periods or issues with infertility

  • Feeling like you've eaten out of control or feeling guilty after eating

  • Swelling in your feet or hands

  • Enamel erosion, tooth pain/sensitivity, or tooth loss from acid

  • Pain in one or more of your bones (like your shin or feet) or joints

  • Cutting or burning your skin intentionally 

  • You have had thoughts about hurting yourself and/or wanting to end your life recently

  • You have made yourself throw up recently

  • You have taken laxatives recently

  • You have taken diet pills recently

  • You have taken something to make yourself throw up

  • You have taken other stuff you would rather not talk about

  • You have or suspect you have one or more of the following: High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, Diabetes, Thyroid Disease, ADD/ADHD

  • You have been diagnosed with or told you have one or more of the following: Gluten Sensitivity, Celiac Disease, Lactose Intolerance, and/or nutritional deficiencies

If you find that you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please tell a medical practitioner that is knowledgeable about eating disorders. You can also contact us at the Medical Center for Eating Disorders.

For questions or scheduling an appointment, please call or email us below!


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Houston, TX 77024


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