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16 Sep

Malnutrition
My brother was diagnosed with malnutrition. Doctor prescribed centrum and cipla actin. He has days were he eats and days when he doesn’t eat much. Is that normal. He does have smaller size intestine because of a previous health condition and absorption is slower? Do you think life gain could help his diet? If so how many times a day do you recommend and which one to buy? And do you think liquid centrum would be a better option than the tablets because is a struggle to swallow and liquid absorbs better? Any advice will be appreciated. Thank you
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24 Sep

Hi If your brother struggle to swallow tablets liquid Centrum will be better. Life gain is a nutritionally balanced meal replacement with vitamins and minerals that will benefit your brother. The frequency of consumption depends on how much he can eat as well as the quality of the foods he eats 
The best will be is to take your brother to a dietitian She can then establish the degree of malnutrition as well as the quality and quantity of foods he is currently able to consume She can establish if the food meet his requirements for protein carbs, fats calories, vitamins and minerals  calories She can then design a practical eating plan with supplements to meet his individual nutrient requirements Contact www.adsa.org.za
 
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