Oral nutrition support is treatment for people who cannot maintain their weight/nutritional status by eating or drinking orally, e.g., swallowing problems, reduced appetite.
There are many signs to look out for with malnutrition as for they can appear suddenly or over a longer period of time.
There causes should be identified and actioned as early as possible.
Many of complications of malnutrition can happen and progress over a longer period of time and can also be caused by other reasons not related to diet, but in the same instance by trying to reduce malnutrition it can also improve these complications over a longer period of time.
The following resources are information for patients, relatives and carers, and can be given by any relevant healthcare professional.
Reducing Malnutrition/Weight Loss
Reducing Malnutrition/Weight Loss (Vegan Diet)
Nutrition Related to Specific Conditions
Nutrition for Swallowing Problems