Diet plays a very crucial role in health and wellbeing, as well as reaching and maintaining a healthy weight and body mass index (BMI). In fact, being overweight or having a BMI exceeding 26 can put a patient at risk for a host of health problems. A good and balanced diet improves a person’s quality of life to a great extent and also helps prevent disease. At Citizens Specialty Hospital department of Nutrition is headed by Chief Nutritionist Chinna Sai Namballa, we provide nutritional counselling and intervention based on individual needs.
Our staff assesses patient’s overall nutritional status and also works hand-in-hand with doctors from many super specialties within the hospital to provide nutritional advice and diet plans that speed recovery, lessen the symptoms of disease, the effects of drug regimens and lower risks for heart disease, cancer, joint problems and a wide range of other health conditions.
Medical Nutritional Therapy, or MNT, starts with the clinical assessment of a patient’s nutritional status, illness or injury that puts them at nutritional risk. At Citizens, this process includes a high degree of personal attention during the review and analysis of medical and nutritional history, blood work, test results and body composition. Following this thorough process, our nutritionists work with patients (and potentially other doctors from the hospital) to create a nutrition plan that meets patients dietary needs and manages health risks or condition.