Top
10
Doctor insights on: Failure To Thrive Elderly Prognosis

Share
1

1
Is there a symptom of "failure to thrive" in the elderly?

Is there a symptom of "failure to thrive" in the elderly?

That's for kids: That diagnosis is usually used in children. Saying that about an adult is an opinion, not a diagnosis. ...Read more

Prognosis (Definition)

The prognosis is the predicted outcome or "forecast" for a disease or process. It is only an estimate but is likely based on past experience or data taking into account the individual's overall health status. It may suggest progression of disease ...Read more


2

2
Who can get failure to thrive?

Who can get failure to thrive?

Infants mostly: This is a descriptive term indicating an infant or child who fails to meet the parameters for age and size and weight and in fact is falling down. This is an index of problems that need explanation. Categories: child abuse, malabsorption, severe infection, chronic illness, cancer, blood dyscrasias, inherited issues. Your pediatrician should be consulted immediately to sort this out. ...Read more

3

3
Can you die from failure to thrive?

Can you die from failure to thrive?

Many have: This label encoumpases a broad range of issues. It can be as simple as inadequate feeds in a normal kid to a medical problem with excessive nutrient loss.The behavioral interplay between caregiver & infant may also facter in.Undernutrition eventually results in increased susceptability to infection and poor respons to rx. In many countries this eventually leads to death. Proper rx can save most. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
What are the tests for failure to thrive?

What are the tests for failure to thrive?

Pediatric Undernu-: trition, having weight-for-length or BMI of < 5th %ile, is "an imbalance between nutrient requirements & intake that results in cumulative deficits of energy, protein or micronutrients that may negatively affect growth, development & other relevant outcomes." Evaluation for a variety of illnesses, prenatal exposures, genetic disorders, &/or adverse environmental/behavioral factors is needed. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
What are the symptoms of failure to thrive?

Poor weight gain: Typically "failure to thrive" means that a child is gaining weight poorly which would be the main symptom. There are many causes of poor weight gain in children, so there may be other symptoms depending on the cause.. ...Read more

6

6
What does it mean to have failure to thrive?

What does it mean to have failure to thrive?

Pediatric Undernu-: trition, characterized by weight-for-length or BMI of < 5th %ile, is defined as "an imbalance between nutrient requirements & intake that results in cumulative deficits of energy, protein or micronutrients that may negatively affect growth, development & other relevant outcomes." Causes of PUN can be prenatal exposures, genetic disorders, physical illnesses &/or environmental/behavioral factors. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
Is failure to thrive same as slow weight gaining?

Is failure to thrive same as slow weight gaining?

Pediatric Undernu-: trition, characterized by weight-for-length or BMI of < 5th %ile, is defined as "an imbalance between nutrient requirements & intake that results in cumulative deficits of energy, protein or micronutrients that may negatively affect growth, development & other relevant outcomes." Slow weight gain is having velocity of growth in weight that is less than that expected on standardized growth curves ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
What sort of disorder is failure to thrive in a child?

What sort of disorder is failure to thrive in a child?

Could be a Problem: This is either a child whose physical growth-both height and weight are delayed well beyond age predicted values or a serious delay in emotional or intellectual development or both.This term describes a condition, but not the cause which needs looking into. Consult your pediatrician. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
9

9
How common is it for somebody to get failure to thrive?

FTT: Failure to thrive (ftt) is a common problem in pediatric practice. It is more common in children living in poverty. In one report from a rural primary care setting, 10% of children less than one year of age had ftt. In some populations, up to one-third of patients with ftt may go undiagnosed. ...Read more

10

10
What things can I do to treat failure to thrive at home?

What things can I do to treat failure to thrive at home?

What is the cause: You need to determine the cause of failure to thrive and tailor the treatment accordingly. See your pediatrician. Note that most states support child health even if you do not have insurance, see your pediatrician asap to prevent long term deleterious effects on your child. ...Read more

Dr. Arti Jain
164 doctors shared insights

Failure To Thrive (Definition)

Failure to thrive is a condition consisting of poor growth in children, or weight loss and poor ...Read more


Old Health (Definition)

Old Health ...Read more