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How do cachectics avoid a distended stomach from malnutrition?

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Dr. Mark Rasak
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In brief: Protien

The reason malnurished pts have distended abdomens is because of fluid accumulation and is called ascites.
Protien and Albumin hold fluids in the vessels . Malnurished pts have low levels of these and fluids escape the vesels and accumulate in the abdomen. Supplements rich in protien may help

In brief: Protien

The reason malnurished pts have distended abdomens is because of fluid accumulation and is called ascites.
Protien and Albumin hold fluids in the vessels . Malnurished pts have low levels of these and fluids escape the vesels and accumulate in the abdomen. Supplements rich in protien may help
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