Are You Experiencing Failure To Thrive After Hospitalization?

Failure to thrive is a term used to describe a person's general decline in how they are able to function in their day-to-day activities. It can happen to you or a loved one after a period of hospitalization, and it's especially more common with age, so it's very important to seek help if you notice any of the signs. Some of the signs and causes and other factors of failure to thrive will be covered below, but you can learn much more by reaching out to RMS Consultations, with Dr. Antoine Geffrard, in Southfield, MI.

Who Is Most at Risk

Although common after hospitalization, failure to thrive is also seen to affect those who've suffered from an illness for a long period of time, such as cancer, and it's also common among those with multiple chronic conditions. It can be a result of a stroke or general cognitive loss. The condition tends to affect older adults, the condition is termed, in full, adult failure to thrive (AFTT).

Signs and Symptoms

Adult failure to thrive causes functional impairments in those affected, which is to say, it affects just about every aspect of their daily activities. It can be seen as sudden weight loss due to skipping meals and refusing to eat. They may forget to take their medication, which can affect their overall health, and may demonstrate less independent mobility and inactivity. Depression can also be a symptom among those experiencing other symptoms of the condition.

RMS Consultations in Southfield, MI

If you are struggling with failure to thrive, the medical specialists at RMS Consultations can review your medical history and help prescribe a customized and personalized treatment plan. They can suggest therapies and lifestyle changes that can improve your overall health and help you restore your independence.

If you have concerns regarding failure to thrive, either for yourself or a loved one after an extended hospitalization, then consider scheduling a consultation with Dr. Geffrard of RMS Consultations in Southfield, MI, by dialing (248) 663-5353.

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