Medical Nutrition Therapy
Medical nutrition therapy is a therapeutic approach to treat medical conditions and their associated symptoms via customized diet. The diet will depend upon patient’s medical record and dietary history. It is simply said as the use of specific nutrition services to treat illness, disease or injury. Medical nutrition is useful to the patients suffering with cancer, diabetes, eating disorders, food allergies, gastrointestinal disorders, immune system disorders. Dietitians and nutritionists are an essential part of this multidisciplinary field. Medical nutrition therapy can help patients recover more quickly and spend less time in the hospital. It is also known as nutrition therapy.
- Nutritional assessment
- Nutrition diagnosis
- Nutrition intervention
- Nutrition monitoring and evaluation