Before explaining treatment for malnutrition, let’s reflect on once upon a time… When we were younger, our teachers taught us on the importance of eating a balanced diet in order to stay healthy and grow stronger. If you can remember, this balanced diet as a whole consisted of six main classes of food that include proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins, fats and oils, roughages and water.
All these classes of food are obtained from different sources, and this means that one needs to eat a variety of meals to really obtain a balanced diet.
Looking back at those times, we see that we always seem to fall short of eating that balanced diet, not because families didn’t care for nutritional needs, but mostly because these food sources were quite expensive.
In recent times, the economic situation has gotten tougher and many more families can barely get by with a nutritious meal, talk less of a balanced diet. The high prices of food have meant that even staples like rice, beans, and garri, which are the chief sources of carbohydrate and protein in most Nigerian homes are gradually becoming too expensive to buy. This then creates a problem of malnutrition.
Unlike what most people think, malnutrition is not the same thing as starvation, it is not when you do not have food to eat, rather it has to do with the nutritional value of the food that we eat. Looking at it this way, you can understand that many people are actually suffering from malnutrition based on the type of food that they eat.
Weakened immune system: People who do not eat nutritious foods will always be susceptible to suffering from various kinds of diseases because the deficiency in essential nutrients creates a weakened body defense against these diseases.
Poor or delayed development: This is seen in children who are malnourished; they tend to grow slower than others and are not very active. Even in school, they seem to be feeble-minded as the brain function is also affected.
Weight loss: A common effect of malnourishment is a reduction in weight. As the body lacks essential proteins, fats, and vitamins, the skin becomes thinner and generally, the body becomes lighter.
Hair loss: Another sign of malnourishment is the loss of hair that is experienced as the hair shaft lost their firmness and begin to fall off.
Tiredness: A malnourished person gets tired easily, as there is not enough carbohydrate to provide the energy to carry out strenuous activities.
The only treatment for malnutrition is to eat healthy foods that increase the nutrient levels in the body. It is recommended that malnourished people eat these four groups of food:
1. Bread, rice, garri and potatoes: These foods are rich in carbohydrates which are the main sources of energy in the body.
2. Milk, yoghurt and other dairy products: This is to help provide minerals like calcium in the body that help strengthen the bones, there are also good sources of simple sugars (reduced carbohydrates).
3. Fruits and vegetables: There are a wide variety of fruits and vegetables that you can select from, these include pineapples, mangoes, oranges, carrots, and even the common pumpkin leaves locally referred to as ugwu. In the treatment for malnutrition, they help to provide the body with essential vitamins and roughages.
4. Fish, egg, beans, and meat: These foods are rich sources of proteins, which help to build up the body and repair worn out parts. They also form essential parts of hormones and enzymes in the body.
5. Herbal Supplements: There are good herbal supplements in the treatment for malnutrition that complement the food we eat and help us to have balanced diet and overcome malnutrition.
Last but definitely not the least; don’t forget to drink enough water to keep the body hydrated. All these food nutrients can only function properly in the presence of water.
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