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Journal of Dermatology and Dermatologic Diseases

ISSN: 2684-4281

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Malnutrition may be a situation that outcomes from eating a diet during which one or more nutrients are whether not enough or are an excessive amount of such the diet causes health problems. Not enough nutrients are named undernutrition or undernourishment while an excessive amount of is named overnutrition. Malnutrition is usually wont to specifically ask undernutrition where a private isn’t getting enough calories, protein, or micronutrients. If undernutrition occurs during pregnancy, or before two years of aged, it’s going to end in permanent problems with physical and mental development. Undernourishment is most frequently thanks to not enough high-quality food being available to eat. This is often associated with high food prices and poverty. A lack of breastfeeding may contribute, as may variety of infectious diseases such as gastroenteritis, pneumonia, malaria, and measles, which increase nutrient requirements. There are two main sorts of undernutrition: protein-energy malnutrition and dietary deficiencies. Common micronutrient deficiencies include: a scarcity of iron, iodine, and vitamin A. During pregnancy, thanks to the body’s increased need, deficiencies may become more common. In some developing countries, overnutrition within the sort of obesity is starting to present within an equivalent community as undernutrition. Other causes of malnutrition include anorexia and bariatric surgery.



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