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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Poor Nutrition (Overview)

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 breast milk or formula.


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Might it happen that a severe infection plus poor nutrition cause hair loss?

Might it happen that a severe infection plus poor nutrition cause hair loss?

Yes: poor nutrition can cause hair loss. Zinc deficiency is one example of a condition that can cause hair loss. See your doctor for a full evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
623 doctors shared insights

Poor Nutrition (Overview)

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 breast milk or formula.


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What are some current nutritional issues, such as obesity or malnutrition, that might affect preschoolers?

Obesity: Weight issues even in young children are on the rise. Our society has a lot of cheap, easy access, calorie-dense and nutrient-poor foods available and many are marketed to children. Did you know that the largest toy distributor is actually a fast food chain? Give our kids real foods and avoid giving them sugar-sweetened beverages including juice. ...Read more

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Is reactive arthritis related to poor nutrition, in terms of causes and treatment?

Is reactive arthritis related to poor nutrition, in terms of causes and treatment?

Reactive arthritis: Arthritis is due to inflammation in the joint spaces. Proper nutrition is important for well-being and for healing. Everyone who has poor nutrition does not have reactive arthritis; the cause and effect relationship between the two is not established. ...Read more

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Can taking a nutritional supplement help my immune system to get rid of abnormal cells on my cervix?

Can taking a nutritional supplement help my immune system to get rid of abnormal cells on my cervix?

No: No, there is no current well-studied data to demonstrate that any dietary supplement will have any effect on pre-cancerous lesions of the cervix. Anti-oxidant type products certainly can't hurt but dont expect any grand change in your prognosis. However, many abnormal paps will clear without any grand life change. 80% + of young women with hpv will "clear" the infection in 1-2 years no matter. ...Read more

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I am told I have beginning cataracts. Is there anything I can do do prevent further development:nutritional supplements?

I am told I have beginning cataracts.  Is there anything I can do do prevent further development:nutritional supplements?

Yes and no....: Unfortunately there is no known method to completely stop the progression of cataracts. The rate of progression can be slowed by using uv protection, quitting smoking and maintaining a healthy diet. No nutritional supplement has been clinically proven to significantly slow cataract progression to date. Regular eye exams for early detection is the best management of cataracts. ...Read more

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How much percentage height growth is determine by genetics, family history. If a child is not malnutrition and take normal nutrition is ok for growth?

How much percentage height growth is determine by genetics, family history. If a child is not malnutrition and take normal nutrition is ok for growth?

Not really known: Life cannot be calculated in percentages, so it is not known exactly how much of a person's height is determined by genetics. We presume most of his height is genetically determined, if he had a normal childhood with adequate nutrition. ...Read more

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What are some current nutritional issues, such as obesity or malnutrition, that might affect preschoolers?

Obesity: Weight issues even in young children are on the rise. Our society has a lot of cheap, easy access, calorie-dense and nutrient-poor foods available and many are marketed to children. Did you know that the largest toy distributor is actually a fast food chain? Give our kids real foods and avoid giving them sugar-sweetened beverages including juice. ...Read more

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What conditions are related to poor nutrition?

What conditions are related to poor nutrition?

See below: Low or inadequate protein in the diet can cause kwashiorkor- where you see people with large distended bellies. Inadequate calories leads to marasmus, very skinny frail looking and wasting away but protein intake is usually enough. You can get a combination of both. ...Read more

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What are the health effects of poor nutrition in children?

What are the health effects of poor nutrition in children?

There are many: adverse health effects of poor nutrition in children, such as poor growth, obesity, poor weight gain, more frequent infections, poor brain development, poor bone health, decreased ability to focus in school, decreased energy and therefore decreased ability to exercise enough/properly, among others. ...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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more