What is Dietetics?
Dietetics is the study of diet and nutrition in relation to health and disease.
Human growth and development.
Continuing maintenance of health and well-being.
Recovery from disease and infirmity.
Who is Dietitian?
Dietitian is a health professional who masters and applies medical nutrition therapy to:
Assists those who require eating habits modification.
Facilitates patient's recovery process.
Perform nutritional assessment and nutrition screenings (e.g. body fat screening, BMI measurement) for their clients.
Development of nutritional care plans, nutritional support and/or education/counselling (offer advice on diet-related concerns such as weight loss, cholesterol reduction etc).
Monitoring and evaluation of care plans for inpatients and outpatients.
For our Inpatient, therapeutic diets are provided as adjuvant therapy to patient's medical condition, e.g. diabetes diet for better blood sugar control, low fat diet for better blood cholesterol control.
Our Nutrition & Dietetics Unit at Loh Guan Lye Specialists Centre provides Dietetic Counselling, Preventive Nutrition Advice in the following areas:
Heart Diseases (e.g. High Blood Cholesterol, High Blood Pressure, Stroke)
Diabetes, Overweight/Obesity, Underweight/Malnutrition, Gestational Related Diseases (such as Gestational Diabetes), Gout (High Blood Uric Acid)
Healthy eating for adults/infants/children/adolescents/elderly
Healthy eating for pregnant/lactating mothers
Healthy eating for the vegetarians
Benefits of Seeing a Dietitian
Dietetic counselling is an essential part of clinical management. It provides nutritional care to promote health and is part of medical treatment in diseases. If you require a tailored made diet due to certain medical condition, you will benefit by seeing our dietitians here at LohGuanLye SPECIALISTS CENTRE.