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If worms present in intestine that make malnutrition. Can that cause pica?

If worms present in intestine that make malnutrition. Can that cause pica?

Yes: Malnutrition with deficiency of iron and other nutritional element may cause pica as a reflex manifestation of malabsortion/malnutrition syndrome. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Poor Nutrition (Definition)

An age-appropriate diet is one that provides adequate nutrition and is appropriate for a child's state of development. During the first 4 - 6 months of life, infants need only breast milk or formula to meet all their nutritional needs. At 4 - 6 months of age an infant should be consuming 28 - 45 ounces of formula, and is often ready to start the transition to solid foods. 6 - 8 MONTHS Continue to offer breast milk or formula 3 - 5 times per day. 8 - 12 MONTHS OF AGE Breast milk or formula should be offered three to four times per day at this age. After a baby is 1-year old, whole milk may replace ...Read more


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Premature fetus, cause intestines not to be able to finish delveloping = malnutrition on adult?

Premature fetus, cause intestines not to be able to finish delveloping = malnutrition on adult?

Confusing question: Although a premature infant may not have the intestinal development of a normal newborn, it will progress after birth & have the same abilities over time normal newborns actually continue to improve their intestinal function up to approximately 1 year of age. Insults to the infant causing injury might cause malabsorbtion, but that is true for adults too. ...Read more

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I was diagonised with worms in my intestine through blood test today what's the cause! is it serious? How do I treat n prevent them from coming back?

I was diagonised  with worms in my intestine through blood test today  what's the cause! is it serious? How do I treat n prevent them from coming back?

I am concerned: In the usa, the diagnosis of intestinal helminths (worms in the gut) isn't made by blood work without further support (stool for ova and parasites). The websites that discuss blood tests to diagnose parasites that mainstream medicine can't are obvious fringe stuff. I'd urge you to get a second opinion from a scientific physician who's trustworthy. ...Read more

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I think I have worms in my stomach/intestines, what can I do for this?

I think I have worms in my stomach/intestines, what can I do for this?

Stool test: Best to see your doctor so that he/she may order some stool studies to further evaluate. ...Read more

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How to get rid of worms in stomach and large intestine?

How to get rid of worms in stomach and large intestine?

Medications: Parasites in the digestive tract require prescription medications to treat in the United States. The specific medication is determined by the type of infection and your health status. ...Read more

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I had a worm In my intestine what I do now ?

 I had a worm In my intestine what I do now
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Worm infestation: worm infestations can be treated with medication. Failing to treat may cause other consequences. Consult your doctor. Follow hygienic precaution and food sanitation from your end. ...Read more

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I had severe bleeding during my period after which my old pica habit of eating dust and oil returned even hb is 12.1,what could cause it ?

I had severe bleeding during my period after which my old pica habit of eating dust and oil returned even hb is 12.1,what could cause it ?

Heavy bleeding.: The pica could return with the sudden heavy bleeding. If the periods continue to be heavy and this is a change from your regular pattern, you should follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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Please help, how much of a deficiency of iron must be present to trigger pica?

Please help, how much of a deficiency of iron must be present to trigger pica?

No definite answer: Iron deficiency does not always lead to pica and there are other nutritional deficits that can be associated with pica. It can also be a learned behavior, related to a biochemical disorder, sensory seeking or related to stress. It can lead to serious health risks so no matter the cause it needs to be addressed. Start with your primary to develop a plan of action. ...Read more

Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


Malnutrition (Definition)

Refers to the individual that receives either too few nutrients, too many nutrients, an imbalance of nutrients, or due to comorbidities or underlying inherited or acquired diseases, an under or ...Read more