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Symptoms Of Malnourishment
My long list of symptoms indicates malnourishment, despite protein/complex carbohydrate-rich diet and supplements. Specialists are stumped. Help!
Keep a journal: I would like to see a food journal of what you are eating, portion, and amounts of food eaten. I would have a dietician do an analysisof the amounts eaten first, if it seems that your intake is adequate, the next step is to look for evidence of malabsorption or processing problems. ...Read more
NO: celiac disease can be hidden- or latent- and not associated with severe disease and symptoms or malnutrition. It depends on the individual's immune system and the antibodies it produces in response to gluten. It can be quantified by testing for antibodies and by an endoscopy to look at the degree of intestines that are affected. It can be graded as minimal to severe. ...Read more
It is sad that many of our Seniors have not experienced Golden Years!
As the journey of life progresses, we get many illnesses which affect appetite, many medications prescribed affect appetite
Many seniors lose their suppose, other family members and friends which can cause depression-further loss of appetite and weight.
Sadly some are neglected and placed in nursing homes
Let us be concerned! ...Read more
Many: This can be extremely variable. Depending upon the severity (eg third world starvation will be much worse than us poor diet choices)-- there may be anything from no symptoms, to dental disease, to mental retardation and growth failure. Luckily children are resistant and if the malnourishment was short-lived, sequelae can be minor or absent. Ask your child's doctor regarding their specific case. ...Read more
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
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 don't metabolize sugar and carbohydrates in your body without the help of insulin. ...Read more
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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If you fast a LOT: Fasting for 1 day a week is a common practice and often leads to long life. This custom has avid fans. To actually develop malnutrition from fasting, you would have to fast for long periods of time, and not make up for it when you are not fasting. In other words, it's math. Your body needs a certain amount of nutrients, and if it fails to get them over time, malnutrition will be the result. ...Read more
Famines: Do cause malnutrition because we do not have the food necessary for proper nutrition. Some nutrients are made by the body and others need to be ingested. The body will adapt to the new situation for a while but eventually famine will take over causing health problems. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Stress response: Malnutrition, whether due to famine, intestinal disease, anorexia nervosa, or extreme dieting, is physically stressful to the body, and results in high levels of cortisol. High cortisol levels suppress the pituitary hormones that trigger ovulation. This is beneficial in the long run because it lowers birth rates in times of famine, and reduces the number of deaths from starvation. ...Read more