If you have an eating disorder, it will be a lifelong struggle. Even if you achieve a weight that’s considered healthy for your age and height, there is still the possibility of relapse. It’s not easy to recover from an eating disorder–there are no quick fixes–but there is help out there. Reaching out for professional treatment can help get you back on the road to recovery, and they can offer support every day along the way.
The answer is yes. Eating disorders can make a woman infertile in a number of ways. Women with bulimia who have irregular, or absent, menstrual periods often stop having periods altogether due to the stress of having an eating disorder on top of hormonal imbalances. In addition, stress can suppress ovulation by raising levels of the stress hormone cortisol in the body by starving themselves and reducing their weight.