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International Journal of Innovation and Research in Educational Sciences

A Study on Clinical Implications of Malnourished Women in Rural Area

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Year:
2016
Type of Publication:
Article
Keywords:
Women, Malnourished, BMI and Clinical Symptoms
Authors:
  • Vijayasree,
  • Bandikolla,
Journal:
IJIRES
Volume:
3
Number:
1
Pages:
40-41
Month:
January
ISSN:
2349-5219
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Abstract:
Malnutrition, the result of a lack of essential nutrients, resulting in poorer health, may be caused by a number of conditions or circumstances. In many developing countries long-term (chronic) malnutrition is widespread - simply because people do not have enough food to eat. In the present study focused on clinical implications and Body mass Index grades (BMI). Clinical symptoms like Eyes, Lips, Gums, Face, Gastro intestinal disturbances, Appetite etc. were noticed. The present study reveals that BMI grades of malnourished women, majority of the women were under Chronic Energy Deficiency grade which shows severity of malnutrition and reflects on their nutritional status. Clinical symptoms of malnourished women shows abnormal changes in Eyes, Bitot spot 28.5%, Lips, Angular patches and Angular stomatitis, 11.4 % bleeding gums and 17.1% swollen gums, 20.0% had Moon face, Face, Hair, Gastro intestinal disturbances and Appetite.

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