A person's nutrient intake continually falls below the suggested need, resulting in nutritional deficiencies. Nutritional deficiencies can cause a wide range of health issues. Nutritional deficiency is a risk factor for death on its own. Despite its clinical importance, the prevalence of this condition in primary care is inadequately reported. Nutritional deficit has a wide range of consequences, including delayed wound healing and muscular degradation, as well as reduced immunological function. Patients who are malnourished have a higher rate of consultations and prescriptions, longer hospital stays, a lower quality of life, and, most importantly, a higher risk of death.
A nutrient deficiency caused by a lack of diet, poor digestion, and/or malabsorption. Nutritional disorders are an important and underappreciated complication of many chronic conditions. Nutrition-related disorders can result from a combination of decreased food intake and metabolic imbalances, which are linked to delayed recovery, as well as increased morbidity and death. Nutritional disorders cover a wide range of issues, including general malnutrition, obesity-related overnutrition, eating disorders, and diseases in which nutrition plays a part in the pathogenesis. Both undernutrition and obesity are major public health issues worldwide.