Our dietitians work together with your doctor, nurse or practice assistant to ensure that you receive the correct advice about nutrition; suitable for your condition, treatment and of course your personal preferences because you must be able to continue to enjoy food!
What We Deal With
Do you have diabetes mellitus? And do you no longer know what you can and cannot eat? Our dietitians can help you because it is important for diabetes that medication, nutrition, exercise and relaxation are in balance. In diabetes, or diabetes, the pancreas produces little or no insulin, or the body does not respond well to the insulin. This results in a high blood glucose level, which can cause health risks in the long term. The following symptoms may indicate diabetes:• Tiredness, lifelessness • Dry mouth • Blurred vision • Thirst • Lots of urinating (especially at night) • Itching • Fungal infections • Frequent urinary tract infections
Nutrition for heart disease
If the pumping function of the heart is reduced, you speak of heart failure. The heart does not pump enough blood around. Heart failure can occur both chronically and acutely and can be caused by, for example, a heart attack, high blood pressure or cardiac arrhythmias.Complaints with heart failureThe following symptoms are common with heart failure:Moisture build upDecreased appetite and unintended weight lossShortness of breathThe role of nutrition in heart failureHealthy eating and a healthy weight ensure that your heart is burdened less. Salt and alcohol, for example, form an extra burden on the heart. By limiting your salt alcohol and possibly fluid intake, you support the functioning of the heart and can reduce the symptoms.What can our dietitians do for you? We give you practical and personal dietary advice, whereby we match your preferences, options and family situation. We think it is important that your new diet is easy to fit into your life.
COPD stands for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. This is a collective name for chronic bronchitis and emphysema. With COPD, the condition is often greatly reduced. This has consequences for dietary intake. People with COPD often eat less, because eating costs (too) much energy and the appetite can be reduced by an infection or stuffiness. However, the energy and protein requirement is greater and the risk of unwanted weight loss and malnutrition is therefore high in people with COPD. However, it is also possible that people are overweight and obesity is hindering breathing. This therefore requires a suitable approach based on your request for help.COPD falls under the chronic diseases and is therefore reimbursed from chain care. We like to work with physiotherapists and occupational therapists specializing in lung diseases because we see the added value of a multidisciplinary collaboration with this group of clients.
Nutrition in Cancer
One in three people ever gets cancer. Nutrition is an important part of the total care for those with cancer. There are sufficient indications that a healthy lifestyle reduces the risk of developing cancer, but nutrition also has a different role after diagnosis.With the right diet according to your needs, you have one of the factors in your hand that you can use to influence the prognosis of this disease. Scientific research shows that malnutrition is one of the important factors that determines the survival prognosis. So it is crucial to get the treatments well fed in going.Nutrition has no direct influence on tumor progression or remission, but should be seen as supportive therapy. Good nutritional care for cancer, in combination with sufficient exercise, can contribute to a favorable body composition or maintain or build muscle mass.
Nutrition is an important performance determining factor. The amount of carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins, minerals and moisture that you get has a direct influence on the sport performance. In addition, a healthy and varied diet, body weight control and body composition indirectly influence sports performance. Due to an injury it may be that you can (temporarily) move less and therefore change the consumption of your body. The intensity, duration and how often you exercise per week also have an influence on nutritional requirements.