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What is malnutrition? Malnutrition symptoms, causes, treatment

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Malnutrition is such a problem that a growing population is struggling with but no one has the right information. Let us know some important things related to malnutrition in this blog.


Dr. Nilesh Nikam

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Shree Siddhivinayak Clinic, Nashik

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GMoney Anchor - We welcome you to the GMoney Health Show and for health related information you must like, share, subscribe to our YouTube page. We all want to have a balanced diet, which has proper nutrients like minerals, proteins, vitamins and to discuss this topic I call our doctor Dr. Nilesh Nikam, who is a nutritionist. He has been practicing for the last 5 years in Siddhi Vinayak Clinic. Hello doctor, welcome to our show.

Dr. Vijay Kakkar – Very good afternoon.

GMoney Anchor- Doctor, we all want our diet to be absolutely proper. Which contains a sufficient amount of vitamins and minerals. But knowingly or unknowingly somewhere our diet is not proper. After a time the body gets tired. Doctor, can you tell me what Malnutrition is and how does it happen?


Dr. Vijay Kakkar – Malnutrition is actually a condition. Nutrition deficiency is called malnutrition. Malnutrition can also result from overnutrition or undernutrition.

Malnutrition can be avoided if we take proper nutrition.

GMoney Anchor - Ok, it is very well told by you that it can happen due to over-nutrition and it can also happen due to under-nutrition. Ok doctor, you tell me, is there any age group in which malnutrition is seen more?

Dr. Vijay Kakkar A study was done in the year 2020, according to which most of the women lose a lot for four-five days of the month. Iron deficiency is very common. Because of this, haemoglobin levels drop.

GMoney Anchor - Ok so well, I would say that all the females who are watching this show, take care of yourself. Somewhere at that time too many nutrients should be included in your diet. Doctor tell me one thing: what are the symptoms of malnutrition? Does the body get tired or can there be pain in different parts of the body. How do we know that we are heading towards malnutrition?

Dr. Vijay Kakkar See, there can be many symptoms of malnutrition. If a viral infection occurs, you may feel a bit tired. Mental symptoms are also seen. Even if you look physically fit, you may still have problems. If the patient is obese, then his sugar level is also not under control, due to which immunity can also deteriorate.

causes of malnutrition

GMoney Anchor - You said very well that it is not that we will only feel weak. Many times it happens if we are not able to concentrate properly then malnutrition can happen. Good doctor, tell me how can we treat or manage it?

Dr. Vijay Kakkar With diet also we can manage all these and can survive. Nowadays many people are suffering from diabetes and hypertension. You can also reverse your disease with diet alone. If you are also a victim of hypertension, then your hypertension can be reversed only because of diet.

But people do not pay attention to the long term health damage caused by the nutrients. Like heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, all these have a lot of impact in the long term. But it doesn’t work overnight. Because of this they are not taken care of.

GMoney Anchor - We all have read or heard a lot about body mass index, how it is calculated and what is its normal range?

Dr. Vijay Kakkar If someone is 80 years old whose body mass percentage is below 20%. His muscle mass is very good. But if we calculate from BMI, then his BMI will be 24 plus.

Ok so personally I believe, you focus on body composition, like your muscle mass should be more and body fat percentage should be less.

GMoney Anchor - Ok, thank you so much doctor for taking out your valuable time. The entire team of GMoney Health Show would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart. Thank you so much.

Dr. Vijay Kakkar Thank you so much.

GMoney Anchor - GMoney is the medium that connects you to experts and doctors. So if you have any question in your mind, or you want to know something about someone, you can definitely write to us in the comment section. I will come to the next show with a new super specialist doctor, till then take care of yourself. Because good health is our promise.

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