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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Malnourishment

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My long list of symptoms indicates malnourishment, despite protein/complex carbohydrate-rich diet and supplements. Specialists are stumped. Help!

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

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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What are the symptoms of malnutrition?

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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Does malnutrition cause acid reflux symptoms?

Gerd: Malnutrition in and of itself doesn't cause GERD, but causes include an incompetent gastroesophageal sphincter as well as substances like caffeine, fatty foods, chocolate, abdominal obesity, some medications and spices. ...Read more

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Help please! Is celiac disease always associated with severe symptoms and malnutrition?

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

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How common is malnourishment in older people?

How common is malnourishment in older people?

Malnourishment: 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

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What would be the most common longterm effects of malnourishment during childhood?

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

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What are possible long term effects of malnourishment during childhood?

Brain damage: Malnutrition can permanently hinder brain growth and development. There can also be short stature and other physical abnormalities. ...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 don't metabolize sugar and carbohydrates in your body without the help of insulin. ...Read more

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Is pellagra a kind of malnutrition?

Pellagra: In a way it is. It is a disease caused by a lack of niacin which is a B-complex vitamin. ...Read 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 should I feed a person with malnutrition?

Protein: Protein, vitamins, and mineral are especially important in people who are malnourished. The immune system is especially vulnerable in malnourished persons, and needs to be reconstituted as soon as possible to prevent the ill consequences of infections. ...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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What should I do if I am suffering from Malnutrition?

Eat: Eat a diet with a variety of foods types and groups. Ensure you have enough protein, grains and vegetables of all colors. Try to have as many colors on your plate at every meal ...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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What are health problems associated with chronic 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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Can you get malnutrition by not eating anything like when fasting?

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

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How can childhood malnutrition effect body development as an adult?

Mostly short stature: Childhood malnutrition affects a child's growth, thus it affects the adult height. It also affects the brain function, the immune systems, the digestive systems and etc. ...Read more

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Can dysphagia lead to a malnutrition?

Can dysphagia lead to a malnutrition?

Yes: Dysphagia is difficulty swallowing and this difficuly could lead to not wanting to eat in a healthy, sustaining way. Get the problem fixed. ...Read more

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Do famines always cause malnutrition?

Do famines always cause malnutrition?

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

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Why could malnutrition cause anovulation?

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

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I'm wondering are undernutrition and overnutrition forms of malnutrition?

Yes: Overnutrition doesn't necessarily guarantee good source of nutrients. You can have overnutrition in the form of fat and sugar without the vitamins and nutrients that would come from eating fruits, vegetables, legumes, beans ...Read more

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How to treat a rash from malnutrition?

Diet: The first step would be to correct the nutritional deficiency. Eat a balanced diet and take a vitamin and mineral supplement at the recommended doses. If that is not working then see a doctor or nutritionist. ...Read more

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