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how long does it take an adult to become malnourished

A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
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 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
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
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Diagnosis?????: "Most symptoms"??????Protein deficiency is not a diagnosis. It is caused by a serious condition. What is the cause of yours???? Exactly what do your b ... Read More
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Depend-take months: It depends on how low is your iron, how good your stomach absorbing the iron, whether you can tolerate the iron, whether you take the iron properly or ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Passer
34 years experience Child Psychiatry
One month?: It depends what you mean by an alcoholic. If a person drinks of alcohol for 30 days, one will likely have some withdrawal symptoms (shakes) if one sto ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Training: Basically-4yrs college, 4years med. School, 4years residency -in the usa. If in the british system 5-6 yrs after high school(a-levels) followed by an ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laurence Levine
40 years experience Urology
It varies: Some men make the change immediately others find that they may have enhanced glans sensation which may be uncomfortable and others might feel a bit nu ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: Nursing degrees span the educational spectrum. From two year LPN progams to 3 year rn training, to 4 year bsn (bachelors degree), 6 year master's degr ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
A loaded question..: It is a rather simple but relatively loaded question...Typical recovery would be around 1-2 wks..The ability of the person to heal, the complexity of ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
31 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
See below: This is really an impossible question to answer as there are many variables including genetics, weight, types of physical activity, history of trauma ... Read More
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Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
8 years after degree: One has to first get an undergraduate degree to attend medical school, which usually takes 4 years. Then one must get their medical degree, which take ... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marianne DiNapoli
7 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
College plus 4 years: To become a doctor in the U.S., you must be a college graduate. Then you attend 4 years of medical school to become an md or do. Afterward, you do res ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gordon
53 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
A long time: This is a sign of serious liver injury from long term alcohol abuse.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
By what?: Please send more information, our correct the spilling?
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Weltzin
36 years experience Psychiatry
Usally a few months: Anorexia nervosa often starts with attempts at dieting or eating in a more healthy manner. As anorexia nervosa is defined by weight below what would ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
44 years experience Clinical Psychology
Alcohol addicition: You will not become addicted right away but if you inherit a certain genetic structure you may be prone to alcoholism. If your tolerance is high that ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
36 years experience Internal medicine
Varies: Severe acute heart problems can lead to an enlarged heart in days. Most chronic heart problems, though, lead to enlarged heart over many months or man ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Development: There is no such thing as a normal person. if we can chat we can figure out exactly what information you are looking for and I can help YOU!
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
32 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Ages 9 to 12.: The adult canines emerge typically between the ages of 9 and 12 years old. It can be a little before or after this age range and still be fine.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience Gastroenterology
Variable: Hard to say. Usually many years but it is quite variable and some people may never develop cirrhosis.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
26 years experience Clinical Psychology
We Try 2 Do No Harm: U are asking how long it takes someone who is starving him/herself 2 lose weight. This reminds me of cruel "medical experiments" [read: torture] perf ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Hoffmann
37 years experience Plastic Surgery
Depends on fracture: Severe fractures may take 6-8 weeks to fully heal and some even need to have the upper and lower teeth wired or elastic banded together. So what and w ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rodney Del Valle
35 years experience Anesthesiology
Few years: 4 years of college+4 years medical school+ 5 years of general surgery residency+3 years of cardio thoracic surgery fellowship.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazen Ghani
23 years experience Radiology
Most radiology : Departments are now digital so images are processed quickly.

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