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What are the types of malnutrition in a child and how do I treat it?

Some mothers suffer from feeding problems with their children, and malnutrition may lead to health problems that harm the child's health. Learn with us about the types of malnutrition, what is meant by them, and how can you treat them.

There are two types of malnutrition. Hunger is not the only cause of malnutrition. It is possible for a child to suffer from nutritional deficiencies despite eating sufficient amounts of food:


1- Improper nutrition:

It is the failure of the child to obtain the appropriate amount and the basic need of the main nutrients such as proteins, healthy fats, vitamins, in addition to minerals. Deficiency of these nutrients may affect the child's health and physical and mental development.


2- Undernutrition and obesity:

Undernutrition is characterized by dependence on fast food that is high in calories in excess of the child’s daily needs Relying on fast food as basic nutrition leads to the possibility of your child developing obesity, diabetes, and other chronic diseases.



How can I treat malnutrition in my child?

  • Develop a diet with the help and consultation of a nutritionist to improve the diet and ensure that the nutrients and essential elements are diversified within the child’s daily need

  • Ensure that the child is fed all the essential nutrients such as proteins, carbohydrates, minerals, and vitamins

  • Add the nutritional supplements that the child may need after conducting the necessary Laboratory tests

  • Regular monitoring of body mass index and continuous follow-up of weight and basic functions


Do not hesitate to consult our doctors here at Intermed Clinic, your child's health matters.


In the pediatric clinic, we have more than 12 subspecialties specialized in diagnosing all your child's health problems:

  1. General Pediatrics

  2. Pediatric Ear, Nose, and Throat Clinic

  3. Pediatric Gastroenterology, Endoscopy, and Nutrition Clinic

  4. Pediatric endocrinology and diabetes clinic

  5. Chest diseases and sleep disorders children

  6. Pediatric Cardiology Clinic

  7. Children's Immunology and Allergy Clinic

  8. Children's Neurology Clinic

  9. Children's Developmental Disorders Clinic

  10. Pediatric Rheumatology Clinic

  11. Pediatric Surgery

  12. Pediatric Urology Clinic

  13. Vaccinations for children and infants


At Intermed Clinic, we strive to achieve better health care for every patient. Intermed Clinic is comprehensive and integrated care in one place for you and your family.


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You can consult our doctors and book the nearest appointment by contacting us via our unified number:


920006427




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