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Also known as: malnourishment.
When children are not getting the necessary nutrients and calories from the diet that they need for daily functioning and growth, this is known as malnutrition. It can have many consequences, often severe.
Malnutrition can occur as a result of not eating enough, excessive loss of nutrients or from eating a poor diet that doesn’t provide enough of certain nutrients. Some medical conditions can also cause malnutrition, even if the diet is adequate.
Symptoms can vary based on the nutrients that are missing from the diet. Dizziness, fatigue, and weight loss are common symptoms of many types of malnutrition.
Dietary changes or supplements are common treatments for malnutrition. If an underlying medical condition is leading to malnutrition, treating that condition can often help.
Reviewed by: Shifra A Koyfman, MD
This page was last updated on: March 16, 2020 10:36 AM
When people’s bodies are unable to absorb sugars, starches and other carbohydrates, this condition is known as carbohydrate malabsorption. It can lead to a number of complications.
When a baby has trouble digesting certain foods and turning them into energy, it
could be due to inborn errors of metabolism.
If the gums protrude or bulge, this swelling can be due to a number of issues. It may also cause the gums to appear red instead of pink and even cover the teeth in severe instances.