Adult Failure to Thrive - adult failure to thrive pathophysiology

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Creative Nutrition: Solutions for Failure-to-Thrive Patients adult failure to thrive pathophysiology


Failure to thrive in elderly persons is defined by The Institute of Medicine as weight loss of more than 5%, decreased appetite, poor nutrition, and physical inactivity, often associated with dehydration, depression, immune dysfunction, and low cholesterol. Malnutrition is the key.

In elderly patients, failure to thrive describes a state of decline that is multifactorial and may be caused by chronic concurrent diseases and functional.

Care guide for Failure to Thrive in Older Adults. Includes: possible causes, signs and symptoms, standard treatment options and means of care.