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please tell me the common malformations caused by malnutrition?

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Dr. Martin Fried
General Practice 36 years experience
Neural tube: If a mother is pregnant and doesn't have enough folic acid or doesn't metabolize the folic acid- she may have a child with neural tube defects- such as spina bifida. She might even have multiple miscarriages. That is one example.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of malnutrition?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Too many to list: Undernutrition - weakness, anemia, bone loss, infections, skin rashes, diarrhea, bleeding, tooth loss, infertitlity, etc. Overnutrition: obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease etc.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Do people in us get malnutrition?

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Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 42 years experience
Yes: Usually it is self inflicted by adopting fad diets that are not really balanced.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What is the fastest way to lose fat without malnutrition?

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Dr. Ernie Ordonez
Bariatrics 57 years experience
Lipo: Yes, lipo is fastest.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Can you get malnutrition by not eating anything like when fasting?

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Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
If you fast a LOT: Fasting for 1 day a week is a common practice and often leads to long life. This custom has avid fans. To actually develop malnutrition from fasting, you would have to fast for long periods of time, and not make up for it when you are not fasting. In other words, it's math. Your body needs a certain amount of nutrients, and if it fails to get them over time, malnutrition will be the result.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What are health problems associated with chronic malnutrition?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Too many to list: Undernutrition - weakness, anemia, bone loss, infections, skin rashes, diarrhea, bleeding, tooth loss, infertitlity, etc. Overnutrition: obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease etc.

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