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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience in Preventive Medicine
↓food to repair body: All living creatures are open systems; every atom of which their structure is composed are removed &replaced over time. Living creatures take in foods ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
35 years experience in General Practice
Many things: poor intake of food, inadequate absorption, increased requirements as during inflammation and infections. Absorption conditions that can lead to malnu ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
41 years experience in Pediatric Endocrinology
Yes: Usually it is self inflicted by adopting fad diets that are not really balanced.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Too many to list: Undernutrition - weakness, anemia, bone loss, infections, skin rashes, diarrhea, bleeding, tooth loss, infertitlity, etc. Overnutrition: obesity, dia ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neeoo Chin
39 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Yes: Nutritional deficiencies can cause abnormal ovulation.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
35 years experience in General Practice
Yes: Overnutrition doesn't necessarily guarantee good source of nutrients. You can have overnutrition in the form of fat and sugar without the vitamins and ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Probably not: But, the cause of iron deficiency is important, and that can lead to weight loss. Please work with your doctor to determine why you are iron deficient ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
41 years experience in Pediatric Endocrinology
Yes: Your body will postpone reproductive function in both men and women with severe malnutrition. Best example of that is girls with anorexia nervosa.
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Dr. Ecaterina Sartina
34 years experience in Pediatrics
Its'difficult to say: You are providing a very scant information. What kind of malnutrition and why? Any underlying conditions, bowel surgery? I guess if malnutrition would ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
No.: Fe deficiency does not cause wt gain. In a young menstruating female iron deficiency is caused by monthly loss of blood.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
15 years experience in Internal Medicine
Directly no...but: Weigh gain shouldn't be a direct result of low iron. But if you are iron deficient, you may be more fatigued and not exercise leading to weight gain.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
No. : Iron deficiency does not do this.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Famines: do cause malnutrition because we do not have the food necessary for proper nutrition. Some nutrients are made by the body and others need to be inges ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Silica: Is the first one i think of. Calcium can be another. There is a supplement called horsetail or hair, skin, and nails that is very helpful for many. Se ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Puri
10 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: Malnutrition can definitely impair many parts of fetal development. One example is if there is a lack of folic acid, the fetal nervous system may not ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicole Dickens
25 years experience in Psychiatry
Mental illness: Not technically cause mental illness. But can lead to presentation of symptoms associated with various mental illnesses. For example manifest as mood ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victor Beshay
19 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Hormone production: In the case of underweight, there is inadeqaute hormone production which affects egg development in the ovary.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
It you have fat 2-: -loose, you will replace it with muscle that is heavier, but it also takes up less room that fat which is lighter. so as you loose fat initially U wil ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience in Fertility Medicine
It doesn't: Except in extreme case s- like starvation - it doesn't.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lea Danielsen
31 years experience in Family Medicine
No: Irritable bowel syndrome does not cause malnutrition. Malnutrition would be an indication to look for another cause (other than irritable bowel syndr ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience in Gastroenterology
Weight loss and PUD: Involuntary weight loss is always considered a clinical "red flag." that being said, it is not a surprise that peptic ulcer disease patients may expe ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Benjamin
22 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Debatable: I believe I have seen it in my practice, but evidently dermatologists do not agree on whether low iron causes hair loss: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/ ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
17 years experience in Dermatology
Usually the opposite: Low protein intake is often the cause of hair loss. However, the quality of the protein and overall nutritional health can impact greatly the ability ... Read More
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