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CH 16 Therapeutic Nu

CH 16 Therapeutic Nutrition

ANOREXIA NERVOSA causes the client to drastically reduce calories, causing altered metabolism, which results in hair loss, low blood pressure, weakness, amenorrhea, brain damage, and even death
BULIMIA a syndrome in which the client alternately binges and purges by inducing vomiting and using laxatives and diuretics to get rid of ingested food.
MALNUTRITION poor nutrition
KWASHIOKOR deficiency disease caused by extreme lack of protein
OBESITY excessive body fat, 20% above average
HYPERTENSION higher than normal blood pressure
HYPERLIPIDEMIA excessive amounts of fats in the blood
TRIGLYCERIDES combinations of fatty acids and glycerol
ATHEROSCLEROSIS a form of arteriosclerosis affecting the intima (inner lining) of the artery walls.
ARTERIOSCLEROSIS generic term for thickened arteries
CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE a form of decompensated heart disease
Created by: jekjes