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 Clinical 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.
Services and Procedures offered:
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 Department at LohGuanLye 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)
Kidney Diseases (e.g. Acute/Chronic Kidney Failure, Dialysis, Nephrotic Syndrome, Kidney Stone)
Food Allergy or Intolerance (e.g. Lactose Intolerance)
Gastrointestinal Diseases and Disorders
Nutritional Support: Tube feeding (Enteral) & intravenous feeding (Parenteral)
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
Our dietetic counselling services are usually provided to patients who are referred by medical practitioners. To make a direct appointment, you will require a referral letter from a medical practitioner.
Medical Nutrition Therapy