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Kwashiorkor

Many children—usually under the age of 5—in overpopulated parts of the world suffer from kwashiorkor, a type of severe malnutrition. Commonly believed to be caused by protein deficiency, kwashiorkor is now thought by some to relate to bacterial contamination of grain ingested by newly weaned children. Symptoms include retarded growth, shifts in skin and hair pigmentation, abdominal swelling, immune deficiency, and liver damage. The term "kwashiorkor" is derived from a Ghanaian word meaning what? More...
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Kwashiorkor
Many children—usually under the age of 5—in overpopulated parts of the world suffer from kwashiorkor, a type of severe malnutrition. Commonly believed to be caused by protein deficiency, kwashiorkor is now thought by some to relate to bacterial contamination of grain ingested by newly weaned children. Symptoms include retarded growth, shifts in skin and hair pigmentation, abdominal swelling, immune deficiency, and liver damage.
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Thanks Monamagda, interesting read.
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I am of the opinion that Kwashiorkor is the manifestation of anaerobic bacteria (which normally does not live in the healthy human's small intestine). This bacteria competes directly with the host for nutrients. This competition for nutrients, minerals and nourishment causes the host to become severely malnourished, slightly feverish, mineral deficient, edema bloated over time, abdominal pain, and with delirium in the later stage, and in the end death will occur. The cure is always antibiotics given orally.

The digestive system is a series of hollow organs joined in a long, twisting tube from the mouth to the colon. Inside this tube is a lining called the mucosa. In the mouth, stomach, and small intestine, the mucosa contains tiny glands that produce juices to help digest food and in the small intestine, where all nutrients are absorbed, are villi which help the body absorb nutrients directly into the bloodstream and digest the food. Two solid organs, the liver and the pancreas, produce digestive juices that reach the intestine through small tubes. In addition, parts of other organ systems (for instance, nerves and blood) play a major role in the digestive system.

When we eat such things as grains, mike, eggs, bread, meat, and vegetables, they are not in a form that the body can use as nourishment. Our food and drink must be changed into smaller molecules of nutrients before they can be absorbed into the blood stream and carried to cells throughout the body. Digestion is the process by which food and drink are broken down into their smallest parts so that the small intestine can absorb the nutrients into the blood so the body can use it to build and nourish cells and to provide energy. However, when bacteria lives in the small intestines, which normally little is found in a healthy human, the bacteria competes directly with the host for the food and nutrition. If the bacteria is sufficient enough to reproduce in sufficient quantity, the bacteria can consume all of the nutrients. This results in the patient starving even though it has plenty of food intake. The cause is bacteriological; however, the symptoms are Kwashiorkor.

Digestion involves the mixing of food, its movement through the digestive tract (motility), and the chemical breakdown of the large molecules of food into smaller molecules. Digestion begins in the mouth, when we chew and swallow, and is completed in the small intestine. The chemical process varies somewhat for different kinds of food. Many children—usually under the age of 5—in overpopulated parts of the world suffer from kwashiorkor, severe malnutrition because they have anaerobic bacteria and digestive tract motility problems that dont allow the body to get rid of the bacd bacteria. Kwashiorkor symptoms are Wrongly believed to be caused by protein deficiency but really caused by anaerobic bacteria that was ingested or migrated from the colon and now populating with overgrowth in the small intestines. Rightfully so, Kwashiorkor is now thought by some to be relate to bacterial contamination of grain ingested by newly weaned children. To confirm that bacteria is at the root cause, a simple hydrogen/methane breath test should be conducted and if the level of H2 gas is above 15ppm, the patient should be started on an oral antibiotic plan immediately along with an intravenously supplied antibiotic. Please note that the oral antibiotic is very necessary as the bacteria is living in the small intestine and eating its way though the walls and migrating into the blood stream. It is essential then that one attack the bacteria from within the stomach and via the blood stream. Usually antibiotics as simple as penicillin or amoxicillin or even tetracycline can be used as an oral antibiotic. I hope this helps.

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