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Date Joined Mar 2003
Total Posts : 19
   Posted 5/15/2009 8:28 AM (GMT -7)   

Dealing with any kind of intestinal can leave a person with no desire to eat. We understand the importance of eating, and some of us manage to barely get enough daily nutrition to stay alive and then we begin to wonder what else is going wrong in our bodies when we begin to suffer from new symptoms that may or may not be part of the disease we are fighting. Could it be, that while striving to deal with our system, we are now suffering from malnutrition? I was and I didn’t even realize it!

What are the sign’s of malnutrition?

loss of appetite, pronounced weight loss without dieting, fatigue and low energy , hair and skin changes, a swollen abdomen , gross water retention . More aggressive of long term.. poor immune function (which can cause the body to have trouble fighting off infections)muscle weakness and pain,

bones that break easily , problems with organ function ,listlessness and apathy, dizziness.

The question is are you suffering from Malnutrition?

idea  bones that break easily , problems with organ function ,listlessness and apathy, dizziness.

The question is are you suffering from Malnutrition?

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Date Joined Jul 2004
Total Posts : 422
   Posted 5/15/2009 9:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes, I am most definitely CURRENTLY suffering from MALNUTRITION.
Diagnosed in October, 2004 at age 32 (misdiagnosed with IBS in 2002)
Current Rx's: Colazal (generic), Omeprazole, Ferrous Sulfate, Librax, One-A-Day multivitamin, Probiotic, Omega-3 Fish Oil, Vitamin D, Cranberry pills
Secondary conditions: swelling ankles, extreme fatigue, mouth ulcers, joint pain
Previous/occasional Rx's: Prednisone, Flagyl, Levaquin, Xifaxan, Carafate
4/7/09: Gall bladder removal laproscopic surgery (gall stones)

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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 1118
   Posted 5/15/2009 12:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi i had malnutriton in december kept going to GP telling him i couldn't  eat due to pain kept fobbing me off with ensure by january lost 21/2 stone ended up on TPN for three weeks as i was to underweght to be operated on. What gets me is why some doc's wait till you get so bad rather than getting it sorted at the beginning. Bev x

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Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 89
   Posted 5/15/2009 1:58 PM (GMT -7)   
yup - why do some drs leave you till you get so bad - another thing is they think malnutririon is just malnutrition in isolation to crohns - well my gi did anyway - almost tube fed me & caused an obstruction by blaming me for not eating - smart! He wanted to leave me like you crohneilass - so bad i'd have to be operated on - i changed dr when i realised he'd been telling me my scopes were ok & I got my notes & they were not ok by any means (thats another rant!) but yea malnutrition is a complication of crohns and possibly a sign that theres something underlying that should be dealt with crohns wise - no amount of those ensures will cut it if your gut is going a-wall!!

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