DIETITIAN


What is a dietitian?

A dietitian is a qualified health professional who specialises in treating problems to do with diet and nutrition. A dietitian is not a doctor, but will have completed a degree in dietetics and is qualified to work with patients who need a special diet due to a medical condition. They are skilled at translating scientific research into accessible, practical advice for their patients. At your first appointment, a dietitian will take a medical and physical history and discussing your needs. They can provide advice and plans to make sure you are getting the adequate nutrition for your needs.

When to see a dietitian?

You may be referred to see a dietician if you have a medical condition which requires a specific diet. This may be a gastroenterological problem such as coeliac disease, or a condition such as diabetes. Patients with eating disorders such as anorexia or patients who need to put on weight after an illness may benefit from seeing a dietician. Dieticians can also help patients who are overweight lose weight in a safe and effective manner. You may be referred to see a dietician by your GP, or you can self-refer yourself to one either privately or on the NHS.

Common conditions:

Coeliac disease

Digestive problems

Eating disorders

Diabetes

HIV

Obesity

WHAT DOES A DIETITIAN TREAT?


WHAT DOES A DIETITIAN DO?


  • Safe Dietary Advice
  • Weight Gain
  • Weight Loss
  • Weight Management