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what are the signs and effects of malnutrition to a man

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what are the signs and effects of malnutrition to a man
Hi--can you expand on your question a little more? Can you tell me why you ask and what exactly you mean by malnutrition?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I've lost 17 pounds people think I have anorexia. 5'6" in two months from 165 to 147. Have stomach pain and people say my eyes are sunken in

What makes you think anorexia--are you not eating? Tell me more about the stomach pain
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I don't think I'm heating is muchthe stomach pains are sharp and uncomfortable.also I don't feel as hungry and tried more

Well, give me an idea of what and how much you eat in an average day
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

eggs or yogurt in the morning with waterthen at lunch I usually eat nuts a salad salami and cheesethen at dinner are usually eat a meat and vegetable. For a snack tomatoes popcorn

OK--that really doesn't sound like a diet that would explain the weight loss. Where exactly are the stomach pains and how often do you get them?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Lower abdomen and several times a day

Any problems with bowel movements?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

sometimes soft or hard. Did have diarrhea at times but seem to smell worse

Just one last question--why haven't you seen a doctor about this?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Going to one in a week

OK. Well that's good because you need to find out what's going on, and it isn't anorexia. Possibilities include irritable bowel syndrome, a malabsorption problem like celiac disorder, pancreatitis, or diverticulitis. You need an exam, blood work, and a ct scan of the abdomen.
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