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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

Dr. Scott Bolhack
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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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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?

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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What is malnutrition ?

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 dont metabolize sugar and carbohydrates in your body without the help of insulin. ...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 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

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