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Effects Poor Nutrition Health
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Male, 31, smoker, poor nutrition, VERY stressful job. Dx shingles . is his immune system compromised, do what to prevent reoccurrace?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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
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