Constipation is strongly associated with malnutrition. People with eating disorders often experience malnutrition and thus become constipated. Restricted intake of food and purging contribute to bowel blockage. They may use laxatives as a remedy, which only compounds the problem. It takes time to heal the body and relearn proper eating habits, but the condition can return to normal when healthy nutrition is restored.
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