The dietitian plays a key role in the care of people suffering from a number of chronic medical conditions including hypertension, heart disease, high cholesterol and gout to mention a few. Achieving a healthy diet and lifestyle is the cornerstone of many diseases.
When should I speak to a dietitian?
While everyone will benefit from optimizing his or her nutrition, there are specific conditions/diseases where one would especially benefit from a dietitian’s support. These include:
Weight loss or weight maintenance
Diabetes – Type 1, Type 2, gestational etc.
High blood pressure
High cholesterol and heart disease
Irritable bowel syndrome and other gastrointestinal problems
Food allergy and intolerance
Enteral nutrition and supplemental feeding
Weight control in malnutrition
Before or after Bariatric Surgery
During the consultation, the dietitian will take your anthropometric measurements and will ask you what you typically eat in a day, along with your food likes and dislikes to get a general idea of your normal eating routine. Changes to your diet will be recommended by the dietitian, according to your specific condition and goal.