Good nutrition contributes to your health. Your dietitian will be happy to help you with this

Published on: August 23, 2023

It is generally known that good and correct nutrition contributes to health. Especially when there are medical complaints and/or illnesses, there is a lot to be gained here. The dieticians at Pieters Behandel Praktijk specialize in nutrition in terms of disease and health for seniors aged 65 and over.

In this target group, factors (disease-related) may contribute to, for example, low dietary intake, unintentional weight loss, malnutrition, or low muscle mass. Possible nutritional problems in the home setting can be identified and treated early in collaboration with general practitioners, home care staff, paramedics and informal caregivers.

What can a dietician do for you?
During an introductory meeting with a dietitian, the quantity and composition of your diet will be checked and whether it matches your needs. Then, in collaboration with you, a personalized treatment plan in the form of dietary or dietary advice is drawn up.

A dietitian can help you with the following:

  • Nutritional problems associated with diseases
  • Unintentional weight loss/malnutrition
  • lack of appetite
  • Taste/smell change
  • swallowing problems
  • Use of medical supplements

For whom is dietetics useful?
Adults who have feeding problems, for example due to a condition, illness or age-related problems, can contact the dieticians at Pieters Behandel Praktijk. They specialize in diseases and disorders such as malnutrition, dementia, cardiovascular disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Parkinson’s disease, and gastro-intestinal problems.

Multidisciplinary team
The dieticians at Pieters Behandel Praktijk work with colleagues from other disciplines at Pieters Behandel Praktijk, such as speech therapy, physiotherapy and occupational therapy, but also with home care workers and informal caregivers. There are short lines so that, if needed, the consultation can be done quickly and any other practitioners can also be involved in your treatment at short notice.

Are you interested or more information?
If you would like to benefit from a dietitian, you can ask for a referral from your GP or specialist and you will receive three hours of dietetics per year from the basic package. Some insurance companies compensate for overtime with supplemental insurance. We advise you to inquire with your health insurance company in advance. on our site www.pietersbehandelpraktijk.nl You will find comprehensive information about Pieters Behandel Praktijk.

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