Malnutrition and it's consequences

Learn to spot the signs

Malnutrition can affect everyone 

We often only notice inadequate nutrition when a skirt suddenly becomes too loose or a belt no longer holds our trousers up properly. But tiredness, lethargy and stress can also be indications of deficiencies. Inadequate nutrition often happens gradually and any diet that does not cover your nutritional requirements bears the risk of poor nutrition.

As we get older a  good nutritional status is priority.

When age-induced changes affect quality of life, the focus is often on medical questions and drugs. But in people 65+ in particular, a good nutritional status is an important prerequisite for remaining active and enjoying a good quality of life. If we have an unbalanced diet or only eat small meals, we increase the risk of poor or inadequate nutrition. Over a longer time period our body then lacks vital nutrients, and the first symptoms of deficiencies appear.

If you think you are at risk speak to your healthcare professional about Fresubin and how our range of products can be tailored to meet your individual nutritional needs. 

Who is at increased risk? 

  • Elderly people living alone or in care homes 
  • Adults after a stroke 
  • People with neurological conditions such as dementia or Parkinson's disease 
  • People with: problems chewing or swallowing, loss of appetite or immobility, psychological stress or depression, a changed sense of taste, medications

What are warning signs?

  • Unintentional weight loss in the past 3 – 6 months
  • Weak muscles 
  • Feeling tired all the time 
  • Low mood 
  • An increase in illness or infections
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Read how John gets help

John often felt tired and listless and made excuses several times for not meeting up with his friends and family. Sarah recommended that he consult his healthcare professional for help.

A lengthy conversation shed light for John on the natural changes as we get older. He recognised the importance of regular, balanced nutrition for his health and this knowledge enabled him to change his habits and to regain strength and vitality.