Malabsorption and Nutritional Disorders
Malabsorption & Nutritional Disorders is an alteration in which essential nutrients are not properly digested or absorbed by the intestines. These alterations depend on many different conditions and circumstances due to which nutrients are not properly digested or absorbed by the intestine. For example, fault in the digestive process; failure to produce enzymes; structural defects or tumors in the intestine; inflammatory processes, and other diseases. Malabsorption can affect growth and development, or it can lead to specific illnesses. Malabsorption disorders encompass numerous clinical entities that result in chronic diarrhea, celiac disease, tropical sprue, whipple's disease, abdominal distention, and failure to thrive. Children are mostly affected due to nutrition disorders as since they interfere with growth and development, and stimulate many health problems, such as infection and chronic disease. Nutritional disorders can adversely affect the nervous system which leads to many problems in the brain's regulation of the body.