Hematology

Anemia of chronic disease resulting directly from undernutrition is a recognized clinical entity. Studies have identified reduced erythropoiesis and alterations of erythrocyte function in undernourished persons that respond to nutritional repletion. Iron and folate deficiency anemias may also result from inadequate micronutrient intake in undernourished persons.

Measurement of the total lymphocyte count (TLC) is helpful mainly in the stratification of the severity of undernutrition. A TLC of less than

1200 x 1061 1 indicates mild undernutrition while counts less than 800 x 1061-1 are usually found in severely undernourished persons.

Breaking Bulimia

Breaking Bulimia

We have all been there: turning to the refrigerator if feeling lonely or bored or indulging in seconds or thirds if strained. But if you suffer from bulimia, the from time to time urge to overeat is more like an obsession.

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