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Doctor insights on: Cause Of Kwashiorkor

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Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
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Kwashiorkor (Definition)

Malnutrition produced by a severely inadequate amount of ...Read more


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What is the leading cause of deadly childhood poisoning?

What is the leading cause of deadly childhood poisoning?

Medications: The most common cause of childhood poisoning is swallowing drugs. 1 out of 180 two year-olds will visit the emergency room because of medication poisoning. How can we keep our kids safe? Lock up your medications. Keep poison control number 1-800-222-1222 near every phone and on your cell phone. Read the label on the medication bottle. Get rid of old medicine. ...Read more

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What could cause lack of hunger?

What could cause lack of hunger?

Many factors: Medical, physiological, psychological, enviromental and behavioral factors could influence appettite disturbances, so could medications, excessive exercise and of course a full belly! lol. If your lost of appettite is severe, has been present for a while, accompaniedby significant weight loss or mood changes , see your md. ...Read more

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What are the causes of severe appetite loss in elderly people?

What are the causes of severe appetite loss in elderly people?

Elderly loss of appe: Lack of interest in food due to change in taste buds, depression, lack of energy to cook, deteriorating health, medication side-effects, to name a few. ...Read more

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What are leading causes of death in childbirth?

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What are leading causes of death in childbirth?

Bleeding, high BP: Sadly, women are still dying around the world during childbirth. Some conditions could be prevented by better care and closer hospitals. Others cannot. Over the ages, leading causes of death eg infection have been better controlled in developed nations. However, it is still difficult to prevent progression of rising blood pressure as in preeclampsia and bleeding from placental or uterine problems. ...Read more

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What are the causes of fatigue in diabetes patients?

What are the causes of fatigue in diabetes patients?

High or lo glucose: Glucose that is too high or too low can cause fatigue, as well as many of the medications taken for such things as heart disease, blood pressure, etc. Also obesity and poor physical conditioning and depression. ...Read more

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Which lack of what vitamin will cause extreme fatigue?

Which lack of what vitamin will cause extreme fatigue?

Look elsewhere!: True vitamin deficiencies are rare in the western world. Everything we eat is fortified with vitamins and minerals. Vitamin d deficiency is fairly common it seems and if extremely low (. ...Read more

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What is the cause of lack of appetite in children?

Lack of appetite: Lack of appetite in children can have several reasons. If a cild is ill his appetite can be diminished. Activity createa an appetite in children. If they are not acticve for whatever reason their appetite may suffer. ...Read more

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What is the cause of chronic fatigue syndrome?

What is the cause of chronic fatigue syndrome?

Multifactorial: Chronic fatigue syndrome is a multifactorial consequence of hormonal, immune system and nervous system dysfunction resulting from genetic predispositions and dietary and environmental insults. These factors impair the patient's ability to produce energy and they end up chronically fatigued. Poor diet, suboptimal sleep, food and other allergies contribute. ...Read more

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What are the common causes of loss of balance?

What are the common causes of loss of balance?

Infection, infarct.: Loss of balance can occur due to inner ear problems or due to specific lesions in the brain (the cerebellum). These problems can arise from viral infections or malignancies or infarcts. The best thing to do is to not attempt to self diagnose but to see your primary physician or a neurologist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What are the causes of fatigue and depression in people suffering from multiple sclerosis?

What are the causes of fatigue and depression in people suffering from multiple sclerosis?

Burden of disease: Fatique and even depression seem associated with more numerous lesions in ms. Depression can be also caused by use of the older interferon injectables. ...Read more

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What are causes of encephalopathy in liver diseases?

What are causes of encephalopathy in liver diseases?

Ammonia: Ammonia is the waste product that is normally utilized by a healthy liver. When the liver is sick, it will not process ammonia and it will poison the brain. ...Read more

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What are causes of jaundice in neonatals?

What are causes of jaundice in neonatals?

Jandice: Jaundice is common and occurs in about 60 percent of newborns, more so in premies. The most common cause is physiologic, meaning due to normal changes. Then infections, blood incompatible with mothers, rare blood disorders like enzyme deficiencies or liver disorders. Most important is to know the kind of jandice - direct or indirect is elevated. There are other reasons for rare indirect. ...Read more

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What types of disorders/deficiencies can cause fatigue and tiredness?

What types of disorders/deficiencies can cause fatigue and tiredness?

Fatigue: Causes for fatigue can be varied such as out of shape depression heavy menstural cycle causing iron deficiency vitamin malnutrition hypothyroid lack of sleep you can try a good multivitamin with iron ANC calcium with vitamin d if not better 6 weeks out you need help with u physcian. ...Read more

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What can be the causes of loss of appetite?

Loss of appetite : There are several medications which can suppress your appetite. If the time frame coincides with the addition of a new medication and is persistent, lasts more than a couple of weeks, or associated with significant weight loss, discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more