Why see a dietitian?


Dietetics is the branch of knowledge relating to the diet and its effects on health, especially with the practical application of a scientific understanding of nutrition. Dietitians are regulated healthcare professionals who are qualified to assess, diagnose, and treat nutritional problems. Dietitians work on altering their patient’s nutrition status based on their medical condition accommodating to individual needs. Furthermore, they team with other healthcare professionals such as doctors who carry out appropriate tests and identify underlying issues to promote improved health outcomes.


What are some of the conditions a dietitian can help with?

The following are some of the common conditions that our dietitians work with:

Paediatric Diabetes

Pre-conception / Pregnancy

Gestational Diabetes

Feeding infants & toddlers

Pregnancy & breast feeding

Feeding infants & toddlers

Faltering growth

Paediatric weight management

Nutritional deficiencies ie. Anaemia

Allergies (both IgE & non-IgE Mediated)

Single or multiple food allergy

Elimination of diet for non IgE allergy

GOUT

IBS

Functional Bowel Disorder including FODMAP diet

Coeliac Disease

Crohn’s Disease / Ulcerative Colitis

Liver& Kidney disease

General Dietetics- Healthy Eating

Weight management : Gain/Loss

Healthy Eating

Cardiovascular Health

Type 2 Diabetes

Hypertension

Hyperlipidaemia

Enteral Nutrition

Women’s Health

Nutritional assessment of disordered eating

Oncology Nutrition

Management of symptoms during treatment

Reduction of risk post treatment

Risk of inflammation and chronic disease using PUFA testing