Malnutrition is a serious condition that occurs when a persons diet doesn't contain the right amount of nutrients.
The most common symptom of malnutrition is unplanned and unexplained weight loss.
Malnutrition is caused by a lack of nutrients which prevents the body functioning normally.
Several factors are taken into account to check whether someone is malnourished or at a high risk of malnutrition.
Treatment for malnutrition depends on the underlying cause and how severely malnourished you are.
The best way to ensure you get the correct amount of nutrients is to eat a healthy, balanced diet.