is a term that has many definitions; Despite the fact that malnutrition is the image of children in India, or in Africa because of not having a deficient diet, malnutrition can also mean over-feeding with too many calories .
People who are malnourished or suffer from malnutrition mean that the diet does not provide them with the right calories and proteins to grow normally and develop, or that the body does not take advantage of the food consumed due to illness.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), malnutrition is one of the most serious threats to global public health.
Symptoms of malnutrition
A mild malnutrition does not cause symptoms, which if it causes symptoms is the most severe malnutrition for example:
Loss of fat (thinning)
Difficulty breathing, an increased risk of respiratory failure
Increased risk of complications after surgery
Higher risk of hypothermia
Low blood tests in white blood cells
Be colder than normal
Longer healing times for wounds
Times of Longer
Recovery of Infections Longer Recovery of Diseases
Prevents normal height growth
Problems with fertility
Reduction of muscle mass
Fatigue, fatigue or apathy
Symptoms of malnutrition in severe cases:
Skin thin, dry, lack of elasticity, cold and pale.
The skin of the cheek is lost and you can see the bony part near the eyes and cheeks.
Dry and sparse hair even falls easily
Heart, liver and respiratory failure
Total starvation is said to be fatal in a matter of 8 to 12 weeks (without caloric intake at all)
In children: slow behavior, mental retardation.
Causes of malnutrition
A poor diet can lead to a deficiency of vitamins or minerals, among other essential substances, sometimes resulting in scurvy – a condition in which a person is deficient in vitamin C.
In poor countries the causes of malnutrition are the economic situation, people do not have enough food to eat.
In rich countries malnutrition is usually caused by: not eating enough food, or eating food without nutrients.
If you have any doubt about your nutrition, this may be preventing you from gaining stature normally go to a doctor, and the professional will tell you convincingly whether or not you have malnutrition.