Health Tip: When Seniors Are Malnourished04/25/12
(HealthDay News) -- Older people are particularly prone to
malnutrition because of chronic disease, having to live on a fixed
income, or the unmet need to provide their aging bodies with the
proper vitamins and nutrients.
Some 3.7 million American seniors are malnourished, the American
Academy of Family Physicians estimates. The academy mentions some
of the potential side effects:
- Feeling fatigued.
- Losing weight without trying.
- Losing muscle strength.
- Feeling depressed.
- Having memory loss.
- Getting sick frequently.
- Developing anemia.
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