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Â Describe various Nutritional disorders.

Nutritional disorders are :

1.Â Marasmus :Â is a form of severe malnutrition characterized by energy deficiency. It is caused due toÂ undernourishment causing a child's weight to be significantly low for their age.Â It is a disorder caused by deficiency of food or protein energy malnutrition .

2.Â Kwashiorkar : is a form of severe protein energy malnutrition characterised by edema, irritability , anorexiaÂ  and an enlarged liver with fatty infiltrates.Â

3.Â Obesity : Â It is the condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have a negative effect on healthÂ It is quite common in persons having higher intake of sweets, carbohydrate rich food, fried edibles, fat rich food and absence of roughage in food.

4.Â Hyper-cholesterolemia :Â It is characterized by high blood cholesterol due to higher intake of cholesterol rich eggs, red meat, butter and ghee of reduced biotin intake. Cholesterol gets deposited on, the walls of blood vessels making their lumen narrow and walls stiffer.

5.Â Rickets :Â It occurs in children due to the deficiency of vitamin D, calcium or phosphorus.

6.Â Osteomalacia :The disorder occurs in adults when their food is deficient in vitamin D, calcium or phosphorus due to which the bones become weak and brittle.Â

7.Â Night Blindness :Â It is due to the dietary deficiency of vitamin A results in deficiency of rhodopsin or visual purple pigment. It is the inability to see things in the dim light.Â

8.Â Beri-Beri :Â Beriberi is a disbility produced by deficiency of thiamine.It is caused due to the deficiency of Vit B1.

9.Â Scurvy - It is caused due to the deficiency ofÂ Vitamin C. It is characterised byÂ bleeding gumsÂ

10.Â Anaemia :Â It is disorder in which haemoglobin content of the blood is low due to either few red blood corpuscles or their haemoglobin content.Â

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