Dietitian (open)

Dietitian

Good nutrition is a vital component in the complex process of recovery from surgery or illness. At Heart Beat Hospital, we are sensitive to the patients’ vulnerability to lack of healthy sustenance amid treatment and hospitalization. Malnutrition is a major cause for poor immunity and susceptibility to infections. The Department of Nutrition and Dietetics frames a necessary piece of the hospital management. It is entrusted with the responsibility of conducting nutritional screening, counseling and provision of wholesome diet to patients based on their needs while they are in the hospital or while at home. The Department designs and oversees the choice and preparation of therapeutic diets for patients consistent with their needs during hospitalization.

The goal is to spread knowledge of Dietetics by promoting nutrition as an integral part of disease treatment in prevention and cure. Overall the department helps in developing, strengthening the effective health policies to improve diet and encourage the regular practice of keeping good health. A sedentary lifestyle and a rise in the average body mass index are the greatest contributors to high cholesterol, high blood pressure. Even a ten percent reduction in weight greatly reduces the health risks.

Advanced Body Composition Analysis is a technique called DXA (Dual-energy X-ray Absorptiometry). This technique has been available for many years to assess bone density to test for osteoporosis and has recently been applied to body composition. DXA is now the gold standard for measuring body fat % and body composition.

Weight loss doesn’t always mean fat loss. With a beneficial weight loss and exercise plan, we want to keep calorie-burning muscle and lose only the fat. Knowing your body fat % and body composition helps you determine if your weight loss and muscle building goals are realistic.

Doctors know that the Body Mass Index (BMI) alone is not enough for extensive analysis of a patient’s health status and body composition. Because what about contents of fat, muscle, or water? All of which are important indicators of deadly diseases. Body Composition Analyzer delivers all values and has been correlated and validated against the medical science gold standards.

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