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Doctor insights on: Malnourished Appearance

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What foods are best for a malnourished child?

What foods are best for a malnourished child?

Starvation: Malnourished children should be re-fed under the guidance of a pediatrician, pediatric gastroenterologist or nutritionist since rapid re-feeding can cause adverse results. Overall, a healthy diet excludes excessive sugars, processed foods, and many carbohydrates. An organic menu based in whole grains, vegetables and lean proteins is a good start for most balanced diets. ...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


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How many children are malnourished in the U.S.?

How many children are malnourished in the U.S.?

No hard statistics: I don't know of any hard data on malnutrition in the U.S., because it's largely thought to be a problem limited to developing nations, and U.S. data tends toward OVERnourishment & obesity. However, UNDERnourishment due to FOOD INSECURITY is a real problem in the U.S. According to USDA: in 2013 only 62% eligible for food stamps actually got it, and 1% of households had kids that went without food. ...Read more

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What medication can help someone who is malnourished?

What medication can help someone who is malnourished?

Meditation: Meditation is to get in touch with your innersole.Meditation is to feel Tranquility and Peace. Meditation is to feel Blessings and Wonders of your body and mind, and Wonders of Universe. Meditation is Focussing after feeling Peace It is at this time that you reflect on your health, Dit, Energy,emotional turmoil affecting your nutrition and being malnourished. Seea Physician for diagnosis,treatment ...Read more

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Malnourished how can you tell if someone is malnourished?

Malnourished how can you tell if someone is malnourished?

Malnourished: Malnourishment can be assesed by clinical evaluation such as musle wasting and sunken features. This can also be confirmed by blood work which would reveal vitamin deficiency and low blood protien and hormone levels. ...Read more

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Can malnourished person be back to the normal human curve and how?

Yes, often.: Children are resilient. "Catch-up growth" can occur when proper diet and control on illnesses is achieved in many cases. Certainly, prolonged malnutrition may have long term effects but may be minor if good nutrition is restored and continued in time. Effects on children before age 2 are more concerning, in terms before full brain development. No one knows how much. ...Read more

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What are some longterm effects of being malnourished during childhood?

What are some longterm effects of being malnourished during childhood?

Varies with severity: Good question, andrea. It depends on how severely malnourished a child may be. If a child does not get adequate nutrition, the weight stops increasing, then the height, and finally the brain growth slows. If a child experiences such severe and prolonged malnutrition that the brain stops growing, then it can cause brain damage that can be permanent. ...Read more

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What is malnutrition ?

Poor nutrition: mal nutrition- means poor nutrition, it can mean not enough protein, not enough carbohydrates and or not enough fats in the diet. All of the above are needed for a healthy body. Under nutrition can also lead to vitamin and mineral deficiencies, such as iron poor anemia. The best plan is a well balanced diet, with a variety of foods- eating in moderation, from each food group-= ...Read more

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What causes malnutrition?

Many things: poor intake of food, inadequate absorption, increased requirements as during inflammation and infections. Absorption conditions that can lead to malnutrition for example, include, celiac, crohn's and colitis. Increased losses may be seen in maldigestion such as pancreas problems- diabetes,- where you dont metabolize sugar and carbohydrates in your body without the help of insulin. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of malnutrition?

Too many to list: Undernutrition - weakness, anemia, bone loss, infections, skin rashes, diarrhea, bleeding, tooth loss, infertitlity, etc. Overnutrition: obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease etc. ...Read more