Malnutrition

Malnutrition or malnourishment is a condition that results from eating a diet in which nutrients are either not enough or are too much such that the diet causes health problems. It may involve calories, protein, carbohydrates, vitamins or minerals. Not enough nutrients are called under nutrition or undernourishment while too much is called over nutrition. Malnutrition is often used specifically to refer to under nutrition where there are not enough calories, protein, or micronutrients. If under nutrition occurs during pregnancy, or before two years of age, it may result in permanent problems with physical and mental development. Extreme undernourishment, known as starvation, may have symptoms that include: a short height, thin body, very poor energy levels, and swollen legs and abdomen. People also often get infections and are frequently cold. The symptoms of micronutrient deficiencies depend on the micronutrient that is lacking.

  • Care needs for malnutrition, sarcopenia, and frailty
  • Nutrition, ageing, and physical functioning
  • Practicalities of rehabilitation for older patients
  • malnutrition in infants
  • Marasmus role in malnutrition
  • Clinical syndrome: Kwashiorkor
  • Major micronutrients deficiencies
  • Nutrition and the physiology of malnutrition
  • Protein energy malnutrition

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