A Dietitian is a qualified healthcare professional who assesses diet and nutritional status and provides evidence-based advice on all aspects of nutrition and diet in order to promote health, prevent disease and help manage existing conditions. A Dietitian provides advice to help manage various conditions, for example:
- Malnutrition and weight loss (post illness/surgery)
- Gastrointestinal disorders (including inflammatory bowel disease, coeliac disease, irritable bowel syndrome)
- Swallowing difficulties
- Home enteral nutrition (for example PEG feeding)
- Weight reducing diets and weight management
- Cholesterol lowering
- Secondary prevention of heart disease and stroke
- One to one consultations in general clinics
- Group programmes e.g. Weight management & Diabetes
- Home visits available for house bound clients
- The frequency and duration of sessions will vary according to the patient's condition and dietary compliance.
Referrals to the Community Nutrition & Dietetic Service can be made through your GP.
For more information on the service, please contact 064 6670763
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