Common Nutritional Disturbances


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What is a nutritional disturbance?

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1. How can vomiting lead to a nutritional disturbance?

2. Proton-pump inhibitors are known to cause nutritional deficits of which nutrients?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Staying healthy is important, but there are many reasons why people suffer from nutritional deficiencies, and this worksheet/quiz pairing will allow you to assess your understanding of nutritional disturbances. The quiz questions ask about conditions, medicines, and lifestyle risk factors that can cause nutritional deficiencies.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In the assessment, you will be quizzed on:

  • The definition of nutritional disturbance
  • Malnutrition
  • Proton-pump inhibitors
  • Effects of vomiting on nutrition
  • A poor nutritional lifestyle choice that may be more common than tobacco use

Skills Practiced

Develop these key skills by using the quiz and worksheet:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about nutritional disturbances from the related lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about nutritional disturbances in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about how vomiting can lead to a nutritional disturbance and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - confirm that you can accurately identify the properties of main terminology, such as nutritional disturbance and malnutrition

Additional Learning

Bolster your knowledge of this important concept by studying the lesson entitled Common Nutritional Disturbances. The lesson will cover the following objectives:

  • Define nutritional deficit and identify reasons why people can have a nutritional deficit
  • Understand how anorexia nervosa can lead to nutritional deficits
  • Define kwashiorkor and marasmus and describe the effects of these conditions