Malnutrition: The Importance Of Malnutrition In The Geriatric Age
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The prevalence of malnutrition increases with age because of many factors. Presence of edentulous jaws lead to avoidance of many types of food. Shifts in food selection patterns result from impairments in masticatory ability. 18
In many cases, prosthodontic rehabilitation alone, such as complete dentures, implant overdentures and other prosthetic treatment for older patients in the absence of tailored dietary counseling is inadequate to attain a significant improvement in nutritional status. Most researchers suggest that dietary counseling is necessary.
The goal of every individual is to lead a long and healthy life. with our ground breaking medical achievements, we’ve managed to increase the average life expectancy but the quality of life during geriatric age continues to detoriate.…show more content… All the fatal diseases in modern world like diabetes, hypertension, atherosclerosis etc. mostly result due to poor nutrition or "malnutrition"
What is Malnutrition? 19
Malnutrition is defined as 'a state of nutrition in which a deficiency or excess(or imbalance) of energy, protein and other nutrients causes measurable adverse effects on tissue/body form (body shape, size and composition) and function, and clinical outcome.'
Many nutritional deficiencies show oral manifestations which serves as good soil for many pathologies.
Nutrition in denture wearers: