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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
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
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
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
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
Low Protein Levels: A balance exists between the protein levels in our blood and the fluid phase of our blood. Severely malnourished people have a lack of protein and calories in their diets. Similar "belly" protrusion can occur in adults with alcohol abuse as the alcohol only contains carbs and no protein. Fortunately in children adequate nutrition can improve the problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Belly protrusion: The abdomen protrudes due to multiple factors: fluid buidup in the empty spaces in the abdominal cavity due to protein deficiency; accumulation of fat in the livers due to lack of proteins to transport fat away from the liver; and the concurrent exposure in some cases of parasitic infestation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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