Kwashiorkor Research Paper

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INTRODUCTION: Nutrition disorders can be caused by an insufficient intake of food or of certain nutrients, by an inability of the body to absorb and use nutrients, or by overconsumption of certain foods. Examples include obesity caused by excess energy intake, anaemia caused by insufficient intake of iron, and impaired sight because of inadequate intake of vitamin A. Nutrition disorders can be particularly serious in children, since they interfere with growth and development, and may predispose to many health problems, such as infection and chronic disease. Kwashiorkor is the most common and widespread nutritional disorder in developing countries. It is a form of malnutrition caused by not getting enough protein in diet. Every cell in body contains protein. We need protein in our diet for our body to repair cells and make…show more content…
It is the condition that results from consuming a diet in which certain nutrients are lacking. A miserable picture of malnutrition and under-nutrition is prevalent among mothers and children in rural areas on one hand and slums and shanties of the urban areas on the other in India as well as in the state of Jharkhand. Kwashiorkor, Marasmus, Rickets are the common diseases seen among children due to malnutrition. A number of nutritional deficiency syndromes tend to affect the overall physical and mental development making the child susceptible to various childhood diseases. Children living in the unhygienic slum areas cursed with malnutrition are vulnerable to pediatric tuberculosis as well. Early marriage coupled with early pregnancy, improper feeding habits, inadequate diet and negligence culminates into signs and symptoms of malnutrition among pregnant women, the result of which is reflected after birth of the infant who is also vulnerable to inherit symptoms of malnutrition, under-nutrition and

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