Malnutrition is a highly dangerous condition in the aged, as it substantially decreases life expectancy. Additionally, once an older person loses weight due to malnutrition, that weight is usually not put back on again.
Since aged people tend to get sick more easily and are absorbing their nutrients rather poorly, they are at significant risk of malnutrition.
Typical signs of malnutrition are:
– Weight loss
– Muscle wasting
– Skin bruising
– Dry skin
– Poor blood nutrient profile like iron deficiency, etc
In order to protect against malnutrition in the aged, there are five main causes to watch out for: Read more...