These results, however, must be carefully interpreted because normal laboratory values for IGF-1 vary when the patient is pregnant, is pubescent, is elderly, or is severely malnourished.
Restricting lactose (milk and milk products) is usually not necessary but may be helpful in a child with a severe intestinal disease or diarrhea in a malnourished child.
Malnourished infants and children may develop rickets, a severe vitamin D deficiency that results in bone pain, malformed bones, and poor dental health.
Children who are malnourished or have weakened immune systems may be severely affected and death can result.
Along with the water loss, the body is denied glucose and other nutrients, leaving it a little malnourished.
As villi damage increases, the patient becomes malnourished, no matter how much food he or she consumes.
Underweight, malnourished teenagers (such as those with an eating disorder) have an increased risk of osteoporosis and may not have menstrual periods.
People who weigh less than 70 percent of the average weight of persons of the same age and gender are considered to be malnourished.
In addition, if a woman's body is malnourished, it will divert energy and vitamins to help the baby grow.
She's malnourished and dehydrated, Wynn said.