Let Us Work Towards Making A Change: Respect Human Life, Join Hands To Reduce Malnutrition!
What Is Malnutrition?
Malnutrition is a condition that results from eating a diet in which one or more nutrients are either not enough or are too much such that the diet causes health problems
Types Of Malnutrition:
The term malnutrition addresses 3 broad groups of conditions:
undernutrition, which includes wasting (low weight-for-height), stunting (low height-for-age) and underweight (low weight-for-age); micronutrient-related malnutrition, which includes micronutrient deficiencies (a lack of important vitamins and minerals) or micronutrient excess; and overweight, obesity and diet-related noncommunicable diseases (such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and some cancers).
Cause of Malnutrition:
Common causes of loss of appetite include cancers, tumors, depressive illness, and other mental illnesses, liver or kidney disease, chronic infections, etc. Those with a limited knowledge about nutrition tend to follow an unhealthy diet with not enough nutrients, vitamins and minerals and are at risk of malnutrition.
Effects Of Malnutrition:
Malnutrition increases the risk of infection and infectious disease, and moderate malnutrition weakens every part of the immune system.
Prevention Towards Malnutrition:
Improving agricultural practices, reducing poverty, improving sanitation, empowerment of women
Treatment For Malnutrition:
Improved nutrition, supplementation, ready-to-use therapeutic foods, treating the underlying cause There were 821 million undernourished people in the world in 2018.
Efforts by organizations like WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION and other national and local bodies are helping reduce the number of malnourished children and aim for a better living