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Dietitian & Nutrition

The right diet has a tremendous impact on a person?s health. Whether you are trying to minimize the risk of disease, or are recovering from illness, proper diet and nutrition play a major role.
 
Farooq Hospital offers nutrition counseling on an inpatient or outpatient basis. A Nutritionist is available to assess your eating habits and educate you on the best diet for your individual health needs.
 
Services Offered
Nutrition Services offers personalized, individual counseling tailored to your unique health care needs. You can benefit from nutrition therapy in a number of circumstances including:
>  Heart disease, including high blood pressure and high cholesterol
>  Diabetes
>  Cancer and cancer prevention
>  Weight management, weight loss or weight gain
>  Gastrointestinal and digestive disorders
>  Optimal nutrition for growing children
>  Women?s health issues (e.g. pregnancy, menopause, and osteoporosis)
>  Fatigue, depression, low energy
>  Arthritis / autoimmune diseases
>  Healthy vegetarian eating
>  Food allergies and intolerances
>  Compulsive eating disorders
>  Kidney disorders

 
 
 Medical Nutrition Therapy
 
The term used to manage medical conditions through nutritional intervention is Medical Nutrition Therapy or MNT.
Many medical conditions occur due to stress and poor dietary habits. Nutrition therapy is the science of proper diet, lifestyle strategies and therapeutic nutrient intervention to correct nutritional insufficiencies, promote optimal health, and prevent, manage, or correct medical problems. It includes the assessment of nutrition status followed by appropriate therapy, individualized to a person?s lifestyle. A dietitian can help you make positive choices in your diet to improve quality of life and enhance medical care for:
Diabetes
Medical Nutrition Therapy is integral to total diabetes care and management. Applying nutrition and meal planning principles is one of the most challenging aspects of diabetes care but essential for successful diabetes management.
 
Weight Management
Fad diets and ?quick and easy? weight loss programs may sound great, but the results are usually short - term with most persons gaining the weight back. To succeed, you must commit to a healthy lifestyle for a lifetime. You can still enjoy eating. Our professional will guide you toward a safe Weight Management Program.
 
Cardiovascular Health
Heart and artery disease is the top health problem in our nation. The good news is that the risk of cardiovascular disease can be preventable. Diet has long been recognized as a key component in reducing cardiovascular disease risk and illness. Medical Nutrition Therapy at Doctors Hospital can help you take charge of factors you can control to improve cardiovascular health.
 
Digestive Concerns
Dietary interventions help ease or eliminate the symptoms of reflux, bloating, constipation, indigestion, heartburn, and other gastrointestinal ailments. Nutrition consultation can help you identify and correct eating behaviors and habits that may be contributing to digestive discomfort.
Kidney/Renal Disease
The right diet can help to control the buildup of waste products and fluid to decrease the workload of the kidneys. A diet specially modified in various nutrients may also help to slow down the loss of kidney function.
Rehabilitative Assistance
When swallowing or difficulty eating are the result of physical illness or trauma, a dietitian can help you plan and implement an optimum nutrition program (e.g. texture modification, food fortification, or tube feeding management) to regain and maintain functional independence.
 
Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Pregnancy is a critical period during which maternal nutrition is a key factor influencing the health of both child and mother. Consultation with a nutrition professional will help give you the assurance of balanced and optimal nutrition for this special time of life.
 
Infants, Toddlers and Adolescents
Balanced nutrition at an early age fosters optimal growth and a lifetime of good health. Healthy eating is the best way to have energy, get needed vitamins and minerals, stay strong for sports or other activities, and maintain a healthy weight. Let our dietitian give you the support and guidance you need; and show you how to provide good nutrition in practical ways to keep you and your family ?healthy for life?.
 
Consultant Clinical Nutritionist / Dietitian
Nutritionist Aqsa Ali
MPhil (Food Science & Human Nutrition)
 
To make an appointment with Nutritionist Aqsa Ali, call (0423-7498596, 37498557)
 
Appointments are available between the hours of 11:00am to 2:00pm, Monday through Saturday.