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Is Poor Nutrition A Symptom Of Failure To Thrive
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is the lack of attention from parents a definite cause of depression in children, or is that not important?
CERTAINLY: Stress and lack of sleep cna cause weight loss in some people, but so can other thinngs. It would be wise to eliminate the possible physical causes and then get help with the way you're dealing with stress - and possibly the cause of it. When you've been trying alone for a time, getting some help makes sense. Therapists are often helpful with stress difficulties. ...Read more
It can be: Weight loss can reflect appropriate dietary changes, salt reduction, and colirc reduction that may be beneficial if part of one's heart failure status is due to obesity and obesity related conditions. However, in severe, advanced heart failure, weight loss can be a sign of cardiac cachexia, suggestive of a worsened prognosis. ...Read more
Is being tired all of the time along with troubles breathing a sign of congestive heart failure in a child?
Not doing well: Ftt usually means poor physical growth from any cause, often evaluated as low weight for age or insufficient rate of weight gain. The potential consequences can be great because of the critical need of the infant to reach growth milestones at certain times for proper physical and emotional development. A baby with ftt needs to have close, regular care with a pediatrician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not necessarily: Very interesting question, falls at your age could have many reasons and do not indicate health deterioration.Falls occur mainly in people after age 65 with poor vision and imbalance problems.Fracture hips have many times complications associated with the teatment.If you are falling frquently suggest you see your fp. ...Read more
Can long term anxiety and lack of sleep in a healthy young adult cause scarring of the heart or inflammation?
Oh, my -- NO!: Whoever might have told you this is terribly misinformed. I wish you could have come along with me for over 30 years of treating terribly depressed and suicidal people. If you could know them and what they've been through, you would know in your bones that depression is an illness beyond their conscious control. Genetics and family patterns may prime them for this. Healing is still possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Patient with chronic illness is losing weight. What is happening at the cellular level to cause the loss? Remedies?
Complex question.: I can't be specific what in this case w/out details but the basic issue is that calories taken in & absorbed are not matching or exceeding the body's needs. This is known as "catabolism". Sometimes this is due to lack of apetite, lack of GI absorption or hypermetabolic states. When calorie intake is inadequate, the body burns fat stores and breaks down muscle to make fuel (ketones+gluconeogenesis) ...Read more
No: Both lack of sleep and anemia can lead to feeling tired and fatigued. Anemia is caused by either blood loss, cell destruction or insufficient production. In women, iron deficiency anemia and excessive bleeding during menstruation are the most common causes. Lack of folate (folic acid) and vitamin B12 also cause a different form of anemia. There are also genetic diseases that result in anemia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unknown: What I do know is that the people of today's developed world are the healthiest that have ever lived -- thanks to technology, science, sanitation, medical treatments, immunization, and having enough food. As other causes of death have diminished, lifestyle-related (especially obesity) diseases flourish with some impact on vascular health; relating diet to cancer etc. Remains soft. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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