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Glossary for Nutritional deficiency

  • Alcoholism: Alcoholism is the compulsive urge to drink alcohol despite knowing the negative impact on one's health.
  • Amnesia: Memory loss
  • Confusion: Mental confusion and impaired thinking.
  • Diogenes syndrome: A rare condition where a person (usually an elderly person) fails to look after there personal cleanliness and hygiene. They tend to be untidy and hoard rubbish.
  • Glossitis: Inflammation of the tongue
  • Kwashiorkor: A malnutrition state that is produced by severe protein deficiency
  • Malnutrition-related diabetes mellitus: Diabetes mellitus that is caused by a chronic malnutrition state
  • Marasmus: A form of malnutrition caused by a severe deficiency of both protein and calories
  • Mineral deficiency: A deficiency of any minerals in the body
  • Neurological symptoms: Any symptoms that are caused by neurological conditions
  • Pellagra: Dietary deficiency of vitamin B3 (niacin)
  • Poor appetite: Loss or reduction in appetite for food
  • Poor growth: Poor body growth or delayed physical development.
  • Protein deficiency:
  • Schizophrenia: A psychiatric disorder characterized by hallucinations and delusional beliefs where a person is unable to distinguish between reality and imagination. The condition tends to have a chronic nature and can be severely debilitating if treatment isn't sought.
  • Vitamin deficiency: When there is any deficiency of vitamins in the body
  • Wolman disease: A rare inherited lipid storage disease. The condition usually results in death early in life.

 

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