Malnutrition in Children and adults



Malnutrition can be defined as a physical body weakness and poor health brought about by having less quantities of most valued food needed for body proper growth and functioning.

Signs and symptoms of Malnutrition
Signs are listed first then we shall have more explanation about each point.
Stunted growth. especially in infants in the range of 1month to 6 years.
Poor body formation like rickets,and other body complications.
Prone to very many other diseases . This is because the body Lacks what can protect it against any infection.
General body weakness especially in the morning hours.
Anaemia in most cases People who are malnutritious don’t have enough blood in the body, Port belled stomachs,  and sometimes heads too big not proportional to the body,
Poor borne formation  this is because requirements for proper borne formation might be lacking in the diet
Poor and low hair growth.
Sunken eyes
Malnutrition is caused by a number of factors of which others are inborn and others are environmental as seen below:
  • Poverty
  • Ignorance
  • Genetical factors
  • Season of the year
  • Poor hygiene
  • Big families

Divorce parents in case of a young


How to prevent Malnutrition in humans
Prevention and management of malnutrition diseases in infants and adults.  For the infants,   an infant  can’t feed on solid nutritional foods so she or he can  find all the body’s needs from breast milk.  This is because breast milk contains almost 90% of the  body’s  required foods   for  proper body growth in infants.

Seeking knowledge about proper feeding habbits especially the elderly.

Get a balanced diet. Any possible cost for the good of body growth at family levels.

Every meal eat some green leafy vegetables and  fruits.

Eat different types of food say  eat roughages,  proteins and others.

Always seek medical attention from well known People for proper advise.

Try as much as possible to maintain proper environmental hygiene.

Avoid eating very Cold foods and left over foods and always eat warmfwarm.

Always attend all recommended immunization programs.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *