Geriatric malnutrition

中卓醫務-香港疾病資訊
Disease Information

Disease Information

The elderly may experience both physical and psychological changes as they age. In addition to examinations, diagnosis and treatment, geriatrics also give suggestions for preventing diseases to promote their quality of life.

Geriatric malnutrition

What is geriatric malnutrition

Appetite, chewing and swallowing ability of many elderly people decline due to factors such as poor dental condition, insufficient muscle strength, degraded senses of taste and smell, and weakened digestive functions, leading to inadequate intake of calorie and nutrients.

Impact on patients

Underweight, lower immunity, osteoporosis, sarcopenia, anemia, etc.

Diagnosis and treatment

Medical professional assesses the causes of malnutrition in accordance with individual conditions and provide relevant dietary advice or medications for getting adequate nutrition.