Check For Malnutrition?
can we test in the laboratory if we are malnourished? How do you check it? 8
Malnutrition is an abnormality in a person's nutritional or nutritional needs, which can be malnutrition or excess nutrition. Malnutrition often occurs in children. Malnutrition is usually associated with a poor or unbalanced diet in consuming the nutrients the body needs, such as carbohydrates, protein, fats and vitamins, and minerals.
Several types of diseases caused by malnutrition include:
kwarshiorkor, lack of protein in the body, symptoms of skin and hair color turning into orange / reddish / yellow, decreased / lost immunity, loss of muscle mass, swelling under the skin, distended marasmus stomach, deficiency of almost all energy source substances such as carbohydrates, protein and fat, symptoms of very thin children, protruding bones, sagging beriberi, vitamin B1 scurvy deficiency, vitamin C deficiency anemia, is a condition where HB is low, many causes of anemia, which are associated with malnutrition, are often caused by iron deficiency, or deficiency folic acid overweight or obesity To determine a person / child suffering from malnutrition by doing several examinations such as direct physical examination by measuring weight and height, measuring ideal weight, measuring body mass index or suitability for growth and development based on curves on a special assessment chart, and if needed also with blood / laboratory examination.
If someone you know experiences things that lead to malnutrition it is better to be examined directly whether it is indeed malnutrition or not.
Some things that can be considered to prevent malnutrition:
consumption of food in a balanced manner, pay attention to the needs of carbohydrates, protein and fat. Consumption of vegetables and fruits, just drink at least 2L of water a day.