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Malnutrition

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Introduction
Malnutrition is a serious condition that occurs when a person’s diet does not contain the right amount of nutrients.
Symptoms of malnutrition
The most common symptom of malnutrition is unplanned and unexplained weight loss.
Causes of malnutrition
Malnutrition is caused by a lack of nutrients, which stops the body functioning as it should.
Diagnosing malnutrition
Several things are taken into account to check if you are malnourished or if you are at a high risk of malnutrition.
Treating malnutrition
Treatment for malnutrition depends on the underlying cause and how severely malnourished you are.
Preventing malnutrition
The best way to ensure you get the correct amount of nutrients is to eat a healthy, balanced diet.