Hello, I’m Katy Bradbury, a qualified Nutritional Therapist, private Health Visitor and qualified nurse. I have worked within Women’s Health, Maternal and Children’s Health for many years.
Today’s podcast is titled “The impact of disordered eating patterns on fertility.” In this episode, I talk about the impact of disordered eating patterns on fertility. In what I hope is an open conversation, I explore some of the most common eating disorders, the difference between eating disorders and disordered eating, and some of the ways and reasons these illnesses/behaviours impact fertility.
NB: This episode is not intended to diagnose an eating disorder. It is more to increase awareness and encourage anyone concerned about themselves or others to get support.
00:00: Introduction and late recording episode due to hen weekend
02:02: Recap on last week’s episode
03:10: I welcome your comments on this reflective contemplation episode
04:12: Why did you click on today’s episode?
05:31: Bulimia Nervosa is commonly portrayed in films and TV stories
07:15: Anorexia Nervosa
08:25: Binge Eating Disorder
09:09: DSM, a new other specified feeding or eating disorder (OSFED)
10:33: Disordered eating is a spectrum. An eating disorder is diagnosable
12:36: Diagnostic Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders (DSM)
15:06: Everyone sits somewhere on the spectrum
18:39: How does disordered eating/eating disorder impact fertility?
19:37: Hypothalamic Amenorrhea (HA) – a future episode as it’s a significant topic
21:22: Nutrient deficiencies
23:10: Research papers on eating disorders and fertility
24:10: If you have an eating disorder or disordered eating, this DOES NOT mean you will not get pregnant
27:09: Getting help and support is important
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