Nutritional deficiencies

Description of Nutritional deficiencies

 
Introduction
 
Food provides the energy and nutrients you need to be healthy. If you do not get enough nutrients -- including proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, and minerals -- you may suffer from malnutrition.
 
Causes
 
Causes of malnutrition include:
1. Lack of specific nutrients in your diet. Even the lack of one vitamin can lead to malnutrition.
2. An unbalanced diet
3. Certain medical problems, such as malabsorption syndromes and cancers
 
Signs and Symptoms
 
Symptoms may include:
1. Fatigue
2. Dizziness
3. Weight loss
 
Investigations
 
To diagnose the cause of the problem, your doctor may do blood tests and a nutritional assessment.
 
Treatment
 
Treatment may include replacing the missing nutrients and treating the underlying cause.
 
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Last updated on:
01 Nov 2021 | 04:56 PM (IST)
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