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Malnutrition: Introduction

Malnutrition: Any disorder that relates to inadequate intake of nutrients. See detailed information below for a list of 111 causes of Malnutrition, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Malnutrition:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Malnutrition. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Malnutrition: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Malnutrition, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Malnutrition Treatments

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Stories from Users for Malnutrition

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Drug interactions causing Malnutrition:

When combined, certain drugs, medications, substances or toxins may react causing Malnutrition as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Malnutrition: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Malnutrition may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Malnutrition

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Malnutrition: Deaths

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Definitions of Malnutrition:

A state of poor nutrition; can result from insufficient or excessive or unbalanced diet or from inability to absorb foods
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Disorder of nutrition due to unbalanced or insufficient diet or to defective assimilation or utilization of nutrients.
- (Source - CRISP)

A disorder caused by a lack of proper nutrition or an inability to absorb nutrients from food.
- (Source - National Cancer Institute)

Detailed list of causes of Malnutrition

The list below shows some of the causes of Malnutrition mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Malnutrition?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Malnutrition. Of the 111 causes of Malnutrition that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 3 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "common" diseases
  • 3 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 6 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 102 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Malnutrition:

The following list of conditions have 'Malnutrition' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Malnutrition:

The following list of medical conditions have Malnutrition or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

















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Causes of Malnutrition Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Malnutrition based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Classifications of Malnutrition:

    Medical Conditions associated with Malnutrition:

    Undereating (104 causes), Eating symptoms (2462 causes), Nutrition symptoms (614 causes), Digestive symptoms (5299 causes), Food symptoms (1907 causes)

    Symptoms related to Malnutrition:

    Weight loss (2248 causes), Starvation, Appetite loss (1070 causes), Food symptoms (1907 causes), Gastrointestinal disorders, Chronic heart disease, Chronic lung disease, Chronic renal disease, Malignancy, Intestinal ischaemia, Anorexia due to azotemia, Uncontrolled diabetes mellitus, Dysphagia (194 causes), Hypercalcemia (54 causes)

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    Medical News summaries about Malnutrition

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