One out of four patients admitted to internal medicine are malnourished

One in 4 patients admitted to internal medicine are malnourished and up to 20 percent are malnourished during hospitalization, according to internists from the Spanish Society of Internal Medicine (CEM). national nutrition day Which is celebrated on 28 May.

For this reason, they have drawn attention to the importance of nutrition in maintaining a good state of health in the general population and to prevent complications during hospital admission, for which they emphasize that hospitalization should be avoided. Nutritional assessment of the person with diabetes, along with other assessments and/or tests as necessary. And, in this sense, he has reminded the general population that “a healthy diet is essential to good health and well-being and quality of life.”

«One in every 4 patients admitted to internal medicine is malnourished. And 20 percent become malnourished during hospitalization. We know that this leads to higher morbidity and mortality and longer hospital stays. For this reason, early diagnosis and treatment is critical to the development of our patients”, stressing Internist Doctor Semi, Maika Mafi,

For their part, their counterparts jame navarro It has ensured that maintaining a good nutritional status is essential for our body to function optimally and all systems at the same time.

“Nutritional support and nutritional management are absolutely critical for patients with COPD, especially for two reasons: because of the importance of having enough muscle mass that will allow a good respiratory pump to breathe more adequately, and because COPD patients has certain conditions of his muscular effect that make it important to personalize his assessment, especially of the lower limbs”, the SEMI internist has agreed, Fernando Garachon.


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