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Malnutrition or malnourishment is a condition in which the body does not receive adequate nutrients or receives excess nutrients from the diet, resulting in health problems. A malnutrition diet may involve calories, protein, carbohydrates, vitamins or minerals. Symptoms are:
• Face: moon face or simian faces
• Dry eyes or pale conjunctiva
• Teeth – enamel mottling or delayed eruption
• Brittle nails
• Dull, sparse hair
• Skeletal and muscular deformities
• Fatigue and lethargy
HOW IS MALNUTRITION DIAGNOSED?
A nutrition expert would examine your food habits and diet patterns and run blood tests to check your levels of proteins, vitamins, etc.
HOW IS MALNUTRITION TREATED?
Nutritionist evaluates your current diet and proposes a ideal diet char that contains all the necessary nutrients. For severe malnutrition that has led to other diseases, appropriate treatment methods are followed.
DID YOU KNOW?
Malnutrition is considered to be the biggest threat and cause of concern of health worldwide by the World Health Organization.