Imbalanced Nutrition : Less than Body Requirements related to the inability to swallow food, pain in the jaw area.

Definition: nutritional intake is not sufficient for the purposes of the body's metabolism.

Defining characteristics:
  • Weight 20% or more below the ideal.
  • Reported food intake is less than the RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance).
  • Pale mucous membranes and conjunctiva.
  • Weakness of the muscles used for swallowing / chewing.
  • Sores, inflammation of the oral cavity.
  • Easy to feel full, shortly after the chewing of food.
  • Reported or the fact of lack of food.
  • Reported a change in taste sensation.
  • A feeling of inability to chew food.
  • Misconceptions.
  • Losing weight with enough food.
  • Reluctance to eat.
  • Cramps in the abdomen.
  • Muscle tone ugly.
  • Abdominal pain with or without pathology.
  • Less interest in food.
  • Capillary blood vessels begin brittle.
  • Diarrhea or steatorrhea.
  • Hair loss is pretty much (loss).
  • Hyperactive bowel sounds.
  • Lack of information, misinformation.

Related Factors :
Inability to enter or digest food or absorb the nutrients associated with biological factors, psychological or economic.

Expected Results :
  • An increase in body weight in accordance with the purpose.
  • Ideal weight according to height.
  • Able to identify nutritional needs.
  • No signs of malnutrition.
  • Weight loss is not significant.

Nutrition Management
  • Assess the food allergy.
  • Collaboration with the nutritionist to determine the amount of calories and nutrients the patient.
  • Instruct the patient to increase the intake of Fe.
  • Instruct the patient to increase the protein and vitamin C.
  • Give the substance of sugar.
  • Make sure to eat a diet containing high fiber to prevent constipation.
  • Give food chosen (already consulted with a nutritionist).
  • Teach patients how to make daily food records.
  • Monitor the amount of nutrients and calories.
  • Provide information about nutritional needs.
  • Assess the patient's ability to obtain needed nutrients.

Nutrition Monitoring
  • The patient's weight within normal limits.
  • Monitor the weight loss.
  • Monitor the type and amount of regular activity.
  • Monitor the interaction of the child or the parent during the meal.
  • Monitor the environment during eating.
  • Schedule treatment and acts during mealtimes.
  • Monitor dry skin and pigmentation changes.
  • Monitor the skin turgor.
  • Monitor dryness, dull hair, and brittle.
  • Monitor nausea and vomiting.
  • Monitor levels of albumin, total protein, hemoglobin, and hematocrit levels.
  • Monitor favorite food.
  • Monitor growth and development.
  • Monitor pale, redness and dryness of the conjunctiva tissue.
  • Monitor intake of calories and nuntrisi.
  • Note the presence of edema, hyperemia, hypertonic papillae of the tongue and oral cavity.
  • Note if the tongue magenta, scarlet.