Hidden hunger

Hidden hunger

Hidden hunger is a condition in which a person is hungry, feeds, but have nutrient deficiencies because it makes a varied diet rich in nutrients. So the person eats, but does not eat well, even eat in large quantities, because very select foods doing basically the same meals with very little repeated and making nutritious meal food.
A varied diet should be encouraged since the introduction of new foods, from six months of life, so that it becomes a habit of life, to prevent nutritional deficiencies, preventing diseases linked to poor diet, for example, obesity, high cholesterol, and other cardiovascular diseases or osteoporosis.

Symptoms of hidden hunger

Symptoms of hidden hunger are:
  • tiredness,
  • frequent infections,
  • lack of memory,
  • hair loss,
  • weak nails,
  • anemia.
Hidden hunger can even lead to failure to thrive or physical and even intellectual.

Treatment for hidden hunger

Treatment for hidden hunger when symptoms are too advanced can be supplementation in adequate vitamins and minerals prescribed.
If the hidden hunger syndrome is not very advanced and therefore the symptoms are mild, a varied diet adapted to the individual needs and designed by a nutritionist may be sufficient.

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