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What are the health effects of poor nutrition in children?

What are the health effects of poor nutrition in children?

There are many: adverse health effects of poor nutrition in children, such as poor growth, obesity, poor weight gain, more frequent infections, poor brain development, poor bone health, decreased ability to focus in school, decreased energy and therefore decreased ability to exercise enough/properly, among others. ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Homeless Health Concerns (Definition)

Homeless people face unique challenges to obtaining medical care and are at increase risk of certain medical conditions such as hypothermia. In addition, personal vulnerability factors that lead to their economic condition predisposes them to poor health. These factors include physical and mental illness, substance abuse, domestic violence, poor education, and lack of family support. The barriers they face to health care access include extreme poverty, lack of transportation, and competing priorities for shelter and food that outweigh the motivation ...Read more


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What are some current nutritional issues, such as obesity or malnutrition, that might affect preschoolers?

Obesity: Weight issues even in young children are on the rise. Our society has a lot of cheap, easy access, calorie-dense and nutrient-poor foods available and many are marketed to children. Did you know that the largest toy distributor is actually a fast food chain? Give our kids real foods and avoid giving them sugar-sweetened beverages including juice. ...Read more

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What conditions are related to poor nutrition?

What conditions are related to poor nutrition?

See below: Low or inadequate protein in the diet can cause kwashiorkor- where you see people with large distended bellies. Inadequate calories leads to marasmus, very skinny frail looking and wasting away but protein intake is usually enough. You can get a combination of both. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Poor nutrition?

Poor nutrition: Poor nutrition or malnutrition occurs when the body has insufficient intake, too much intake that is not healthy or when the diet is poorly balanced . Malnutrition can be the result of poor diet or medical conditions. ...Read more

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Poor nutrition slows growth but will it affect final height?

Poor nutrition slows growth but will it affect final height?

Yes: Most people reach their maximum height in their late teens. Without nutritional problems or chronic childhood illnesses, height is largely based on genetics and parental heights. Aside from eating right, exercising, sleeping well, and being happy, there's not much a person nor his doctor can do to increase height. In rare cases, growth hormone is approved for use in younger, extremely short kids. ...Read more

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How does poor nutrition affect gu system?

How does poor nutrition affect gu system?

Huge effect: In the us poor nutrition usually involves too many carbs and unhealthy fats. That ends up causing many different gu problems from infections to kidney stones to fertility problems. Look into paleo or primal lifestyles to keep all your body systems working well. ...Read more

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What are the biggest health risks from poor eating habits?

What are the biggest health risks from poor eating habits?

Obesity generally.: that affects 1 in 3 adults in the US with consequent increased risk of diabetes and heart disease. Changeable, by methods to change behavior. http://www.amazon.com/dp/0692496157/ outlines some habits/compulsions/triggers/patterns of eating that cause obesity and ways to deal with it. ...Read more

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What diseases are related to poor nutrition? Are they all treatable if you start eating right?

What diseases are related to poor nutrition? Are they all treatable if you start eating right?

TNTC: too numerous to count- poor nutrition can lead to any vitamin or mineral deficiency and their consequent problems. Eating right can resolve the problem ...Read more

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Can poor nutrition cause platelets to drop?

Can poor nutrition cause platelets to drop?

Not really: Depending on the cause of "poor nutrition", a person may become deficient in iron, B12, folic acid, or something else, but this causes anemia rather than low platelets. "Natural / holistic" diets can be as unhealthy as eating a lot of junk. Best wishes ...Read more

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Is poor nutrition over time caused by not eating healthy food?

Is poor nutrition over time caused by not eating healthy food?

Yes: that is one cause, another cause is a problem with absorbing food. A third cause is a problem with metabolizing the right food. So for example, a person with inflammation of the gut, may eat healthy foods and not absorb them due to inflammation in the intestines. Celiac and Crohns are two examples, and can be tested for. ...Read more

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If you were compelled to spend 3 days completely without sleep/poor nutrition, what is the best tactic?Food, sleeping technics, preparation, supplements?

If you were compelled to spend 3 days completely without sleep/poor nutrition, what is the best tactic?Food, sleeping technics, preparation, supplements?

Avoid it: Having been on call a lot in my life, i can tell you that staying awake for 72 hours straight will increase your goofy-titer. Any decisions you make after 24-36 hours are likely to be stupid ones, with slowed reaction time too. You may also hallucinate. Truck drivers, airline pilots, and even military people know to rest and feed themselves. It may be in shifts, but rest is essential. ...Read more

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Is reactive arthritis related to poor nutrition, in terms of causes and treatment?

Is reactive arthritis related to poor nutrition, in terms of causes and treatment?

Reactive arthritis: Arthritis is due to inflammation in the joint spaces. Proper nutrition is important for well-being and for healing. Everyone who has poor nutrition does not have reactive arthritis; the cause and effect relationship between the two is not established. ...Read more

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Is it possible to miss or have a late period because of a combination of too much stress and poor nutrition?

Is it possible to miss or have a late period because of a combination of too much stress and poor nutrition?

Yes: Missed/late period: low body wt, obesity, weight ^ or v, ^exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, perimenopause, just starting menstruation, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (i.e., polycystic ovary syndrome). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can poor nutrition lead to diabetes? As in low calories and lots of water everyday. Will the blood panel tests and urine tests show any abnormalities?

Can poor nutrition lead to diabetes? As in low calories and lots of water everyday. Will the blood panel tests and urine tests show any abnormalities?

Yes: Being overweight and inactive can lead to insulin resistance and eventually to type two diabetes. Try to maintain a healthy weight for your age and height. try to be physically active. Eat a healthy diet which minimizes processed foods and includes plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. ...Read more

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Male, 31, smoker, poor nutrition, VERY stressful job. Dx shingles . is his immune system compromised, do what to prevent reoccurrace?

Male, 31, smoker, poor  nutrition,  VERY stressful job. Dx shingles . is his immune system  compromised,  do what to prevent  reoccurrace?

Shingles: mean that our immune system is not able to keep a virus just about all of us carry under control. Continue to see doctor. Ask about supplementing w/lysine and avoiding nuts and chocolate. The poor nutrition and smoking need to go also. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Does Poor Nutrition and Lack of Sleep cause a Small Head Circumference?

Does Poor Nutrition and Lack of Sleep cause a Small Head Circumference?

Unlikely the issue: Head size is usually determined by genetic factors from one or both parents..In some, brain abnormalities or syndromes that result in poor development of the brain structures will result in less natural push to create a larger skull.These patients are significantly impaired. ...Read more

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Is is true that poor nutrition during your infancy causes you to have shorter arms and legs?

May: Different type of nutritional deficiencies may produce different growth disorders. Vitamin d defieicncy and resultant rickets may cause arms and legs to be shorter than normal. ...Read more

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Can poor nutrition and moderate alcohol consumption cause high protein in urine and can it be corrected by getting healthy?

Can poor nutrition and moderate alcohol consumption cause high protein in urine and can it be corrected by getting healthy?

See doctor: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, it is imperative that you see your doctor to determine the cause of protein in urine, as it can be an early sign of kidney disease. Poor diet and alcohol may not explain the finding. ...Read more

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Can muscle wasting make you significantly weaker? I'm finding my physical job much harder after weight loss due to poor nutrition went fr 167 to 150

Dr. Troy Ross Dr. Ross
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Can muscle wasting make you significantly weaker? I'm finding my physical job much harder after weight loss due to poor nutrition  went fr 167 to 150

Energy deficit: You need to make sure that you are giving your muscles enough fuel. At your weight and doing physical work you should be eating around 200 grams of carbohydrates per day for energy. Then you also need about 80-90 grams of high quality protein and as much healthy fat (like olive and coconut oil) as your body wants. ...Read more

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Besides poor nutrition, what causes vitamin d and iron deficiency?

Besides poor nutrition, what causes vitamin d and iron deficiency?

Depends: Vitamin d deficiency is usually poor intake or lack of sunlight exposure or both. Iron deficiency can be poor intake, poor absorption, or excessive iron loss, which usually means bleeding. ...Read more

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Healthy Smile (Definition)

A healthy smile is one in which the teeth, supporting gum/bone tissues, and facial drape, are free from infection or damage, are stable, functional, and esthetic. If your smile does not meet these criteria please see a competent General Dentist for treatment and/or referral to the appropriate dental specialists. Seek quality ...Read more


Poor Suck (Definition)

an infant may have difficulty feeding. One is inability to orchestrate latching on to the breast and generating the suction required to extract milk from the breast or bottle. This is called poor suck. It can be the result of illness, central nervous system insult, tongue tie or fatigue. Low blood sugar ...Read more