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Doctor insights on: What Is The Cure For Marasmus

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Effects of marasmus on the body?

Effects of marasmus on the body?

Severe: Marasmus is one tyoe of serious protein-energy malnutrition. Marasmus is a condition primarily caused by a deficiency in calories and energy. Marasmus results in not only high mortality (even for hospitalized children), without any improvement over the last 2 decades, and also results in morbidity, stunted linear growth, and compromised neurological development. ...Read more

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Please explain what are some symptoms of marasmus?

Please explain what are some symptoms of marasmus?

FAILURE TO GAIN WT-: Then loss of weight until emaciation results, loss of skin turgor, wrinkled/loose skin as subcutaneous fat disappears, appearance becomes shrunken and wizened. Abdomen may be distended or flat with visible intestinal pattern. Muscle atrophy with resultant hypotonia, temperature- subnormal, slow pulse rate, low bmr. Listlessness, diminished appetite. Constipated or starvation diarrhea with mucous... ...Read more

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What happened if marasmus is not treated for a long?

What happened if marasmus is not treated for a long?

Depends on age: In general, it is a very dangerous situation if the body is not getting enough protein. Ultimately it will result in death if not addressed. In young children it can result in poor development and growth of the brain. ...Read more

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What are the difference between kwashiokor & marasmus?

What are the difference between kwashiokor & marasmus?

Starvation diseases: They are both diseases that arise from an inadequate diet and starvation. Kids with marasmus have dry loose baggy skin. Kwashiokor children have malabsorption, diarrhea, edema and bloated abdomens. The findings in kwashiorkor are due to profound profound protein malnutrition while marasmus is from a total lack of nutrition in general ...Read more

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Who is affected by marasmus (sex, ethnicity, age, etc)?

Who is affected by marasmus (sex, ethnicity, age, etc)?

Marasmus: Forget about sex, ethnicity, etc., merasmus is a form of severe malnutrition, often starting in children who are very young. It has little to do with sex and ethnicity, etc. Please read up about in on the web and, if this directly involves you, follow all of the information provided. ...Read more

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Please advise what is marasmus and what are its symptoms?

Please advise what is marasmus and what are its symptoms?

See below: "marasmus is one of the 3 forms of serious protein-energy malnutrition (pem). The other 2 forms are kwashiorkor (kw) and marasmic kw. These forms represent a group of pathologic conditions associated with a nutritional and energy deficit occurring in young children from developing countries at the time of weaning. Marasmus is a condition caused by a deficiency in calories and energy"(medscape.Com. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the precautions for marasmus?

I was wondering what are the precautions for marasmus?

MARASMUS: Make sure to eat a balanced diet with appropriate caloric intake. Treat if there is any underlying cause. Get a nutrition consult. ...Read more

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Shouls i be concerned that i may have marasmus if i weigh 83lbs and I am 5ft 6inches?

Shouls i be concerned that i may have marasmus if i weigh 83lbs and I am 5ft 6inches?

Not just that...: The way you have phrased this question itself is troubling. I can't call it without seeing you, but i hope you have access to a physician who can look at how you eat, and whether there is malabsorption / maldigestion / endocrine disease (addison's, simmonds') that may be putting your life in danger. I believe you know of the danger you are in; please get with your personal physician now. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is marasmus and the proper plan of care?

Hi doctors, can you tell me what is marasmus and the proper plan of care?

See below: Marasmus has been thought to result from inadequate energy intake and is better described as nonedematous protein /energy malnutrition. Treatment include initial phase of hydration & antibiotic treatment followed by continued antibiotic therapy and introduction of diet providing maintenance amount of protein and energy along with adequate electrolytes, trace minerals and vitamins (second phase). ...Read more

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Why the deficit in height is less in kwashiorkor tgan in marasmus & marasmuc kwo?

Why the deficit in height is less in kwashiorkor tgan in marasmus & marasmuc kwo?

Nutrition exam: It sounds like you have a nutrition exam or assignment you're working on. There are many important differences between kwashiorkor and marasmus including protein calorie malnutrition, lymphopenia, a typical appearance, etc. it's an important subject to learn. ...Read more

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Help doctors! what're the treatments for marasmus?

Help doctors! what're the treatments for marasmus?

MARASMUS Is a form: Of protein energy malnutrition. Inadequate calorie intake due to insufficient diet, metabolic, congenital malformations are causes, resulting in emaciation. Immediate management of acute problems, e.g. Diarrhea, dehydration, sepsis, etc first. Then administration of adequate, concentrated balanced diet with micronutrients/vitamins supplementations. Amount be increased gradually as per tolerance. ...Read more

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Is the loss of subcutaneous adipose tissue of the face in marasmus the first sign ? And does the child with marasmus has hypothermia?

Is the loss of subcutaneous adipose tissue of the face in marasmus the  first sign ? 
And does the child with marasmus has hypothermia?

Weight loss of FTT: (Failure to Thrive) would be first signs of nutrition deprivation and in a child would be expected to be noted first in overall growth and especially loose skin on buttocks and thighs and arms, but may be easier to noticed on face. Eyes will get sunken quite quickly with dehydration, which may have a different cause. Fatigue, irritability are common. Hypothermia would not be a first sign. ...Read more

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Hw to cure meinere s disease?

Hw to cure meinere s disease?

Take meclizine: Meclizine is a prescription drug you can get from your doctor. It will reduce the vertigo. ...Read more

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What s new in cure of diabeteis?

What s new in cure of diabeteis?

No cures: Go to the ada or diabetes research foundation for the latest info on type 1 and 2 dm. ...Read more

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Can cortisol injections cure/treat m.E./c.F.S?

More info needed: Need more information. What is m.E or c.F.S? Can you spell out abbreviations so we can better answer your question ...Read more

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If I contracted syphillis in my 40's, then can I cure myself or will it get worse?

If I contracted syphillis in my 40's, then can I cure myself or will it get worse?

Do not attempt self : Cures ! this requires prompt medical treatment. Depending on the stage of syphilis, intramuscular of intravenous penicillin is recommended with Doxycycline as a back up for penicillin allergy. Follow-up testing is recommended. You will be tested for other std's at that time. ...Read more

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Is there a cure that works for raynaud`s syndrome?

Is there a cure that works for raynaud`s syndrome?

Doubtful: Typically i would say there is no cure for raynauds. The one instance would be if smoking causes the symptoms of raynauds (which it can), and if you quit smoking it could go away. However, most patients with raynauds require treatment to reduce the symptoms of the condition. Avoiding direct contact with cold objects for example could reduce the symptoms. Medications can be quite helpful. ...Read more

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My s.G.O.T is 38.1 and s.G.P.T is 100.7 so please advise to cure my liver & is this position is critical or normal?

My s.G.O.T is 38.1 and s.G.P.T is 100.7 so please advise to cure my liver & is this position is critical or normal?

Need diagnosis first: Prior to treating one must know what the disease is.... In your case this will require some lab testing to exclude the common causes of lft elevation. This could be anything from fatty liver to hepatitis to recent alcohol intak, etc. Need to see doc to figure this out. ...Read more

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How to cure bell's?

How to cure bell's?

Bell's Palsy: This partial paralysis of the face is believed to be caused by a virus. For some years, an antiviral medication (acyclovir) had been recommended (if started in the first 3 days), but longer term studies have not shown a benefit. The standard treatment now is oral steroid medication (typically prednisone), which also should be started early. Prednisone is not a cure, but suppresses the inflammation. ...Read more