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About Protein Related Diseases


The deficit of proteins can be caused by malnutrition, bad eating habits, but also by consuming foods that are poor in proteins. Although, in the majority of times, the protein related diseases are the results of a bad diet, there are some people suffering from those problems although they eat the proper foods.

The proteins in the organism are amino acids, that are a component of the muscles and of the blood, and the protein related diseases are usually manifested when the body suffers from a deficiency of this substance. The proteins have an important role for the tissues, as they are of great help in healing the wounds and lesions., the proteins contribute to a good immune system.


As the action of the proteins is essential for some functions of the organism, it is recommended to consume an adequate quantity of those substances every day, otherwise, the protein related diseases might occur. The daily need of proteins is 150 grams for children and 200 grams for adults. The main protein related diseases are: the Kwashiorkor disease, marasma and protein malnutrition. Those are severe protein related diseases that can only be treated in advanced clinics. If you can't make sure the daily-required level of proteins for the body, you might risk affections such as mammary cancer, heart diseases and anemia.

Usually, the symptoms of the protein related diseases are: edema, the fragility of the hair, lines on the nails, weight loss, muscular pains and a weak resistance of the skin to cuts and wounds. The diseased patient suffers from depression, anxiety, sleeping problems, sadness, headaches, nausea, and abdominal pains.


The protein related diseases could also cause problems with the coagulation of the blood. The amino acids are responsible for the body to make its functions accordingly. If the organism is not able to receive a sufficient quantity of proteins, the consequences might be severe.

One of the most complicated protein related diseases is marasma, a disease that is manifested by sudden weight loss. Other symptoms are tiredness, the digestion is affected, the skin and the nails are also affected, and the organism becomes fragile. As the development of the brain is also affected, this condition could also lead to a retarded child.

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Kwashiorkor is also another one of the protein related diseases that appears to children with the age of 1-3 years. The specific signs are: sudden weight loss, exophthalmia and a dry skin.

If you want to avoid the protein related diseases for your child, it is important for the mother to consume a large quantity of proteins while breast-feeding. Even if a mother is able to breast feed for a long time, it is important to stop this process, and to diversify the foods for the child. Even during the breastfeeding process, it is important to introduce other aliments in the daily diet, if you want your child to remain healthy and to develop in a harmonious way.

By Vlad Stanculescu, published at 04/01/2012
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