What is Malnutrition?
Malnutrition is a condition characterized by a lack of proper nutrients in the body. It can be caused by inadequate intake of nutrients, poor absorption of nutrients, or a combination of both. Malnutrition can lead to a variety of health problems, including weakened immune system, stunted growth, and cognitive impairment.
When is it necessary to see a doctor?
Malnutrition can have serious health consequences, including weakened immune system, stunted growth, and anemia. People who are at risk of malnutrition, such as those with eating disorders or certain medical conditions, should see a doctor for evaluation and treatment.
Treatment for malnutrition may involve nutritional counseling, dietary changes, and supplementation with essential vitamins and minerals.