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How long does it take an adult to become malnourished

A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Too many hormones: There are thousands of hormones and no way to answer your question specifically. Usually essential hormones are quite resistant to things like malnutr... Read More

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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Hypoglycemia is rare: "Cases of hypoglycemia in non-diabetic patients treated with BACTRIM are seen rarely, usually occurring after a few days of therapy. Patients with ren... Read More
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Sulfa: Why are you malnourished? Your taking Bactrim, which has a sulfa component, may not be contraindicated, but make sure you drink at least 2 quarts of w... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bin Sung
Dr. Bin Sunganswered
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Mostly short stature: Childhood malnutrition affects a child's growth, thus it affects the adult height. It also affects the brain function, the immune systems, the digesti... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Confusing question: Although a premature infant may not have the intestinal development of a normal newborn, it will progress after birth & have the same abilities over t... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Not really known: Life cannot be calculated in percentages, so it is not known exactly how much of a person's height is determined by genetics. We presume most of his h... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
Knowing strengths ;: Weaknesses is valuable for everyone. If you are on SSI ; medicaid, ask your caseworker ; your primary physician about referral to neuropsychologist. I... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Bucci
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Crohn's: supplements are helpful. You might see a dietician for help on the kind of diet you can have
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Yes: Actually, telegenic effluvium is seldom caused by vitamin deficiency unless you were on a weird cult diet to begin with. Most often you never find the... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 59 years experience
A tiny: human being your son's age really needs professional help with Nutrition issues. I would not use the supplement you describe due to the ALLERGENIC com... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
As soon as you : Receive an injection of B12 the deficiency will be relieved. However it may take time for some of the effects of B12 deficiency, such as neuropathy an... Read More

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