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1. What are the homecare measures for managing emaciation?
A balanced, healthy and nutrient rich diet should be taken or as directed by a health professional. The diet should especially be rich in high protein and whole grain carbohydrates. It is advised to take small heavy snack at every few hour intervals.
2. What are the common treatments for emaciation?
Along with a diet which should be high protein and whole grain carbohydrates with nuts doctors may also prescribe appetite stimulants and anti-nausea medications. Also the cause of emaciation like in tuberculosis, etc., if there is any should be treated medically along with this.
3. Does Ayurveda provide treatment for emaciation?
Ayurveda can definitely help in treating emaciation as it stresses on correct nutrition, helps in stress reduction and focus on maintaining a balanced lifestyle along with some natural remedies which assist in weight gain.
4. Can emaciation be life-threatening if not treated?
Yes, emaciation can be serious and life threatening and can also have serious complications in vital organs such as heart failure, low BP, pancreatitis, intestinal obstruction, perforation, kidney failure, etc.
5. Is marasmus same as emaciation?
Yes, both are same as in marasmus young children and babies can have severe weight loss and dehydration which usually occurs in a famine affected region or where there is lack of food availability.