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  • Impact Factor: 0.285**
  • H-Index: 6
  • ISSN: 2638-4558
  • DOI: 10.25107/2638-4558
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  •  Forensic and Legal Medicine
  •  Plastic Surgery
  •  Vascular Medicine
  •  Physiotherapy
  •  Hypertension
  •  Pathology
  •  Renal Disease
  •  Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Abstract

Citation: Clin Case Rep Int. 2022;6(1):1289.DOI: 10.25107/2638-4558.1289

Nutritional Rehabilitation Care of Refeeding Syndrome with Anorexia Nervosa

Tara Khursheed, Shahnai Bashra, Madiha Jaffar and Hafsa Tahir

Department of Diet and Nutritional Sciences, The University of Lahore, Pakistan
Department of Diet and Nutritional Sciences, University of Management and Technology, Pakistan

*Correspondance to: Tara khursheed 

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Abstract:

The term “Refeeding syndrome” is defined by the immense changes in the electrolytes and fluid levels that could take place in the patients who are refeed artificially after suffering a long term malnourishment. An improved level of awareness as well as understanding of refeeding syndrome, with effectively managed strategy is important for nutritional rehabilitation of the individual. In this scenario, a gradual and deliberate surge in nutritional intake with proper nutritional counseling, and psychotherapy are recommended by the experts. Our case study took a young 22 year-old girl suffering from anorexia with a BMI of 11.9. She had been misdiagnosed by the medical practitioner and got a severe electrolyte imbalance in blood levels. This occurred only because of the lack of cognizance regarding refeeding syndrome. After the cautious clinical and nutritional assessment, empirical and scientific evaluation, different protocols can be suggested to prevent and manage this syndrome. Equally important is to instill awareness in the patient about refeeding slowly and building-up micronutrient gradually for several days in nutritional therapy.

Keywords:

Refeeding syndrome; Malnourishment; Anorexia nervosa; Nutritional rehabilitation

Cite the Article:

Khursheed T, Bashrat S, Jaffar M, Tahir H. Nutritional Rehabilitation Care of Refeeding Syndrome with Anorexia Nervosa. Clin Case Rep Int. 2022; 6: 1289.

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