When do I need extra nutrition?
Inadequate nutrition may result in a loss of muscle mass, causing a decrease in strength which may impair mobility and the ability to care for oneself. Poor nutrition may lead to a slower recovery from illness, increased risk of infection, complications from surgery or hospitalisation, and poor wound healing. Unfortunately these factors can further impair appetite, making it a vicious cycle. Left untreated, inadequate nutrition can have an enormous impact on quality of life and may lead to a loss of independence. However even small changes can make a big difference to your health and well being.