Underweight - risk and therapy

Health risk of underweight

Anyone who is underweight is not only thin, but can also get diabetes (diabetes) as normal or overweight. Underweight people are much more susceptible to osteoporosis and to infections than people of normal weight.

One reason for the increased susceptibility to infection is the reduced level of protein "leptin" in the body cells in underweight people. This "satiety hormone" not only reduces the appetite and thus ensures the energy balance. Leptin is a messenger substance and informs the body about the currently available energy in the body cells. The more fat is stored in the fat cells, the more leptin is released.

However, if the energy reserves are consumed by a malnutrition or intake disturbance, the leptin level drops. As a result, all not immediately vital body functions are shut down. For the immune system this means: the immune cells are less active, more difficult to activate, and their maturation is slower.

Therapy for underweight

Only with whipped cream is underweight not helped. So first, the cause of the underweight must be clarified, a diet initiated. The goal of nutrition-based therapy must always be to compensate for any deficiencies without creating new health problems. In the long run, whipped cream is only good for boosting cholesterol levels - but not for weighing more healthy in the long run.

Underweight can be treated with the means of nutritional therapy such as anorexia, but not all underweight must be cared for automatically. If high-calorie therapies do not work, astronaut diet or even a feeding tube may have to be used.

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