NTR_300_Alcohol_and_the_effects_on_the_body

Magnesium 17 17 malnutrition symptoms of this type of

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Unformatted text preview: 17 17 Malnutrition: Symptoms of this type of malnutrition in Symptoms alcoholism include: Weight loss Fatigue and irritability Loss of appetite Skin and hair change color. Treatment would involve increasing Treatment calories and nutrients in the diet. calories 18 18 B-Vitamin Deficiency Vitamin Deficiencies in the alcoholic are thought to be due to Dietary restriction due to GI disturbances. Changes in the GI tract are due to drinking in excess and interfere with absorption and utilization of many nutrients. The most common B vitamin deficiencies in alcoholics are thiamin (B1), Folate, and Riboflavin (B2). This kind of Vitamin deficiency can be dangerous and eventually lead to brain damage unless treated accordingly. 19 19 Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome Wernicke-Korsakoff (WK) (WK) Also called: Wernicke's disease, alcoholic Also encephalopathy, or “wet-brain.” wet-brain.” WK is a brain disorder caused by a lack of thiamin (Vitamin B-1). Although it is mostly seen in alcoholics, WK can also be seen in people with dietary deficiencies, eating disorders, prolonged vomiting or people vomiting undergoing chemotherapy (9). 20 20 Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome (WK) A person experiencing this disorder may develop person the following symptoms: the Mental confusion Vision impairment Hypotension Ataxia (inability to use voluntary muscles) Coma Treatment includes proper nutrition, hydration Treatment and re administering (via IV) of and Vitamin B-1. Most symptoms can be reversed if Vitamin detected early. 21 21 Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) Fetal alcohol syndrome is a condition caused by a Fetal prenatal exposure to prenatal alcohol. It is one of the maj...
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This note was uploaded on 11/21/2011 for the course PUBH 1517 taught by Professor Paula.goldberg during the Winter '11 term at Life Chiropractic College West.

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