ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 783.9

Nutr/metab/devel sym NEC

Diagnosis Code 783.9

ICD-9: 783.9
Short Description: Nutr/metab/devel sym NEC
Long Description: Other symptoms concerning nutrition, metabolism, and development
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 783.9

Code Classification
  • Symptoms, signs, and ill-defined conditions (780–799)
    • Symptoms (780-789)
      • 783 Symptoms concerning nutrition, metabolism, and development

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Abnormal metabolic state in diabetes mellitus
  • Abnormal sexual state and development
  • Abnormal weight
  • Adipsia
  • Altered appetite
  • Appetite problem
  • Body weight AND/OR growth problem
  • Carbohydrate craving
  • Childhood growth AND/OR development alteration
  • Decrease in appetite
  • Decreased body growth
  • Decreased metabolic requirement
  • Developmental delay in feeding
  • Dietary potassium - high
  • Difficulty eating
  • Disorder of stature
  • Disorders with tall stature
  • Excessive dietary caloric intake
  • Excessive dietary carbohydrate intake
  • Excessive dietary intake of calcium
  • Excessive dietary intake of fat
  • Excessive dietary intake of fiber
  • Excessive dietary intake of folate
  • Excessive dietary intake of iron
  • Excessive dietary intake of niacin
  • Excessive dietary intake of potassium
  • Excessive dietary intake of protein
  • Excessive dietary intake of riboflavin
  • Excessive dietary intake of thiamine
  • Excessive dietary intake of vitamin A
  • Excessive dietary intake of vitamin C
  • Excessive dietary intake of vitamin D
  • Excessive dietary intake of vitamin E
  • Excessive dietary intake of vitamin K
  • Excessive dietary intake of zinc
  • Excessive dietary mineral intake
  • Excessive dietary vitamin intake
  • Failure to lose weight
  • Failure to maintain weight
  • Folate deficiency anemia due to dietary causes
  • Hypometabolism
  • Impaired nutrient utilization
  • Inadequate dietary intake of vitamin D
  • Inadequate intake from enteral nutrition infusion
  • Inadequate intake from parenteral nutrition infusion
  • Inappropriate dietary intake of fat
  • Increased appetite
  • Increased body growth
  • Increased metabolic requirement
  • Infant formula for metabolic dysfunction
  • Nutritional disorder
  • Nutritionally compromised
  • On examination - endocrine, nutrition or metabolic
  • On examination - failure to thrive
  • On examination - height greater than 20% over average
  • On examination - lack of growth
  • On examination - underactive infant
  • On examination - weight 10-20% below ideal
  • On examination - weight greater than 20% below ideal
  • Patchy organ or tissue uptake
  • Post-pubertal
  • Pre-pubertal
  • Pubertal
  • Sequelae of nutritional disorders
  • Sexual nondevelopment
  • Tall for age
  • Tall stature
  • Thin build
  • Weight decreased
  • Weight increased

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 783.9 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Metabolic Disorders

Metabolism is the process your body uses to get or make energy from the food you eat. Food is made up of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats. Chemicals in your digestive system break the food parts down into sugars and acids, your body's fuel. Your body can use this fuel right away, or it can store the energy in your body tissues, such as your liver, muscles, and body fat.

A metabolic disorder occurs when abnormal chemical reactions in your body disrupt this process. When this happens, you might have too much of some substances or too little of other ones that you need to stay healthy.

You can develop a metabolic disorder when some organs, such as your liver or pancreas, become diseased or do not function normally. Diabetes is an example.

  • Acid mucopolysaccharides
  • Acidosis
  • Alkalosis
  • Homocystinuria
  • Lactic acid test
  • Metabolic acidosis
  • Metabolic neuropathies
  • Pseudohypoparathyroidism
  • Sanfilippo syndrome

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Food provides the energy and nutrients you need to be healthy. Nutrients include proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals, and water.

Healthy eating is not hard. The key is to

  • Eat a variety of foods, including vegetables, fruits, and whole-grain products
  • Eat lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, and low-fat dairy products
  • Drink lots of water
  • Limit salt, sugar, alcohol, saturated fat, and trans fat in your diet

Saturated fats are usually fats that come from animals. Look for trans fat on the labels of processed foods, margarines, and shortenings.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Calorie count - Fast food
  • Eating extra calories when you are sick - adults
  • Eating out
  • Fast food tips
  • Healthy grocery shopping
  • How to read food labels
  • Key to Choosing Healthful Foods: Using the Nutrition Facts on the Food Label (Food and Drug Administration)
  • Managing your weight with healthy eating
  • Nutrition Facts for Cooked Seafood (Food and Drug Administration)
  • Nutrition Facts for Raw Fruits (Food and Drug Administration)
  • Nutrition Facts for Raw Vegetables (Food and Drug Administration)
  • Simple, heart-smart substitutions
  • Snacks for adults

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