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Malnutrition (Definition)

Malnutrition is also known as Poor nutrition. 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 over utilization of nutrients.


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Malnutrition (Definition)

Malnutrition is also known as Poor nutrition. 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 over utilization of nutrients.


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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

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Lose weight (Tip)

Lose weight

“the commonest form of malnutrition in the western world is obesity.” mervyn deitel. ...See more

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Do people in us get malnutrition?

Yes: Usually it is self inflicted by adopting fad diets that are not really balanced. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: malnutrition?

Malnutrition: 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 over utilization of nutrients. ...Read more

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Bipolar disorder (Tip)

Bipolar disorder

Much evidence that many brain diseases are related to high calorie malnutrition, especially sugar. ...See more

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What causes malnutrition?

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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How to identify the main causes of malnutrition?

Causes: inadequate intake, absorption problems, digestion problems- oare all causes- see your doctor for an evaluation ...Read more

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Kidney failure (Tip)

Kidney failure

Maintenance dialysis is best begun early in ckd, avoiding malnutrition, uremia, sepsis, bleeding. ...See more

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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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