Health problems associated with malnutrition

Malnutrition is a condition that results from eating a diet in which nutrients are either not enough or are too much such that the diet causes health problems. It may involve calories, protein, carbohydrates, vitamins or minerals. Not enough nutrients, is called under nutrition or undernourishment while too much is called over-nutrition. If under nutrition occurs during pregnancy, or before two years of age, it may result in permanent problems with physical and mental development.   In our weekly health focus, we look at health problems associated with malnutrition, as…

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Kabale Regional referral hospital grappling with blood shortages.

Kabale Regional referral hospital is grappling with blood shortages, which has put the lives of patients with a blood deficiency at a risk. Sources at the hospital that declined to be named because they are not authorized to talk to press, said that for last 20days, most patients visiting the hospital for blood services were being turned away. The Kabale regional referral hospital Principal nursing officer, Sr. Christine Akurut, confirmed that they were for the more than three weeks referring anemic patients, until last week, when they received some blood…

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