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Dietetics is the discipline of applying nutritional science to individuals and groups in states of disease and health. A healthy diet can provide all growing needs, but the reality of our busy lifestyles and sometimes finicky eating patterns can lead to vitamin deficiencies and health disorders. Knowing what to eat is part of the battle. Our dedicated team works closely with relevant medical, nursing and allied health professionals to provide high-quality services and home-like care. We collaborate with other departments regarding nutrition and dietetics to improve the standards of nutrition across in and outpatients. With proper nutritional assessments, diseases can be cured and recovery time can be minimized.
Clinical Dietetics Department Specialities
- Congenital Metabolic Disorder
Inherited metabolic disorders are genetic conditions that result in metabolism problems. Most people with inherited metabolic disorders have a defective gene that results in an enzyme deficiency.
- Paediatric Diets
Adequate nutrition is a necessity for growth. Your child's diet will not only support their normal growth and development, but also supports their immune system, and develops lifelong eating habits. Although dietary needs, appetites, and tastes will vary widely throughout childhood, it is important to consistently provide your child with healthy options from all of the major food groups.
- Diets during Pregnancy
It is always important to eat a variety of foods throughout the day making certain the mother get the nutrients both she and her baby needs. A pregnant woman needs more calcium, folic acid, iron and protein than a woman who is not expecting, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (ACOG).
- Cardiac Disorders
Eating healthy foods will help you recover and reduce your risk of more heart problems. Eating a diet low in salt and saturated fat is important if you've had a heart attack.
- Neurological Disorders
Diet is inextricably linked to conditions such as heart disease, obesity, and diabetes. However, what we consume also seems to have significant implications for the brain: Unhealthy diets may increase risk for psychiatric and neurologic conditions, such as depression and dementia, whereas healthy diets may be protective.
Research shows that there are many natural foods that can help to control blood sugar levels. Learning how food can help rather than avoiding will help to pick up a natural and healthy lifestyle.
- Liver Diseases
Vitamins & minerals, taken in a proper manner will improve the liver health and help you recover even from the serious liver diseases. Detoxing the liver-related issues with the help of healthy food will ensure better immunity and strength.
- Kidney Disorders
The treatments and home remedies for kidney disease include medical treatments like dialysis and kidney transplant, reducing the amount of salt in your diet, eating less potassium, and lowering your amount of protein intake. A well-balanced diet is essential for every person who is suffering from kidney disorders.
- Gastrointestinal Disturbances
If you suffer the debilitating symptoms of acid reflux or the chronic form of the condition called GERD, or any other gastrointestinal disturbances, then you know that the smallest choice can trigger painful side effects. On that same note, some small lifestyle choices - especially tailoring your diet — actually alleviate symptoms of the condition and help to recover faster.
- Weight Management
Trying to curb your sugar cravings? Or trying to curve up healthily? Enrol for the weight loss program with our team of efficient diet experts to realise your weight loss goals. Experience the magic of losing pounds even when you are eating more
- Weight Management - Post-bariatric surgery
The posy-op (gastric bypass) diet is crucial in keeping off the lost weight, as non-compliance to diet could result in serious health issues and weight regain.
- Organ Transplant - Kidney, Liver
A healthy and balanced diet will help to prevent high blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess weight gain and promote overall wellness and health. After a kidney or liver transplant, plan to follow a diet low in salt, high in fibre and adequate proteins. The dietitian can help you find a diet that is right for you
- Hypoallergenic Diets
Hypoallergenic diets are designed to minimize the chances of provoking an allergic reaction. Kick off the allergens and causative factors from your diet list. No more fear about getting sick by eating the wrong food.
- Diets for Oncology Patients
Eating well during cancer treatments will reduce Side Effects. Certain foods can help ease the common discomforts from cancer treatment. Conquer constipation by drinking water and eating high-fibre foods like beans, lentils, vegetables, and fresh or dried fruit. Drive away diarrhoea with bland foods such as rice, bananas, and apples.