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  • Lab Testing for Malnutrition

     Malnutrition just means ‘bad nutrition.’ This is a condition where a disparity exists between how much food and nutrients a body needs for optimal functions and growth and the actual amount it takes in or absorbs.  This imbalance usually happens with undernutrition, and so that’s the primary emphasis of this content. However, it can be the result

  • Symptoms and Testing of Peptic Ulcer’s

    A peptic ulcer is a sore that develops in the lining of the stomach, esophagus or upper section of the intestine.  The stomach is a muscular and strong organ that crushes and grinds food.  This is combined with digestive juices such as bile acids, hydrochloric acid, and enzymes such as pepsin.  The lining of the

  • About Malabsorption

    Malabsorption is a disorder in which sufferers struggle to digest foods or absorb their nutrients. This condition occurs in many different diseases. It can cause sufferers to become generally malnourished or deficient in essential nutrients. For the body to function, it needs nutrients that allow it to maintain and repair itself. Nutrients are also used

  • Diarrhea and Laboratory Tests

    Diarrhea is indicative of a gastrointestinal ailment. It entails passing loose stool frequently that may be accompanied by cramping, stomach pain (especially in the abdomen), vomiting, nausea, and fatigue. In some cases, the stool may also contain mucus and or blood. Acute Diarrhea lasts between one and a few days. Most adults tend to experience