Anorexia is an eating disorder, a serious psychiatric illness, and can affect anyone. Ten to twenty percent of people with anorexia will die from their condition, and the causes of death maybe suicide, heart failure/heart attack, or organ failure. If you think that you, or someone you care about may have an eating disorder then please seek help from your doctor. There are many eating disorder charities throughout the world. In the UK please see BEAT eating disorders for advice and support.