Malnourishment is a condition in which your body lacks or is unable to absorb the nutrients it needs to be healthy. Malnourishment often occurs as a result of not having enough food. It can also be the result of not eating a well-balanced diet. Malnourishment may also be caused by certain health conditions, including cancer and AIDS, and can be a side effect of gastric surgery. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about malnourishment, what it looks like, how to treat it, and much more.
Information on Liver Failure
Liver failure can occur gradually or suddenly. Learn more about the causes of liver failure from the experts at WebMD.
Gastric Bypass Surgery
An overview of gastric bypass surgery for obesity.
AIDS Wasting Syndrome
Someone with AIDS has it when they've lost at least 10% of their body weight, especially muscle. You can take steps to prevent and treat both causes and symptoms.
Types of Weight Loss Surgery
Get the facts on the various types of weight loss surgery and which type of bariatric surgery may be right for you.
Life After Weight Loss Surgery
Gastric bypass surgery can definitely change a person's life for the better, but there are also some serious risks and profound life changes that go along with the surgery.
Healthy Eating: Nutrients Kids Need
Are your kids getting what they need from their food? Check this list to learn what nutrients they might miss out on.
Is Your Diet Low In Fiber?
Is your diet low on fiber? Find out and protect your health.
Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D?
What you need to know about vitamin D, including how much you need, food sources of vitamin D, vitamin D blood tests, and vitamin D deficiency.
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7 Missing Nutrients in Your Diet
In this slideshow, discover the seven essential nutrients most Americans lack in their diet: Calcium, potassium, magnesium, and more.
Slideshow: 7 Missing Nutrients in Your Diet
What Helps When It’s Hard to Eat Due to Illness
When you or a loved one has cancer, depression, inflammatory bowel disease, or many other conditions, it can be hard to eat, or you may not be hungry. Get ideas to help get your diet and nutrition back on track.