NCLEX Review: Starvation
For this NCLEX exam refresher video we will be focusing on the effects of short-term, prolonged and extended periods of starvation. We will begin our discussion by talking about some of the triggers to starvation before looking at the results of the different periods. Remember that the body responds to wounds or illness by entering a hypermetabolic state. Listen in as we explain what this does to the body, a concept you will need to have a grasp of on the NCLEX test. We will also look into what can happen to the body if starvation is not addressed until it reaches later stages.