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What are causes of malnutrition when sick?

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Causes of malnutrition when sick are;

  • Loss of appetite leads to reduces intake of nutrients.
  • The diseases increase the body’s need for body building and repair nutrients.
  • There could be parasites that destroy the nutrients taken from food.
  • Fever leads to loss of nutrients through faster breakdown resulting in wastage of muscles.
  • There could be diarrhea and vomiting leading to lack of nutrients or loss of nutrients taken.
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