Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Clinical Nutrition Services
The Clinical Nutrition Service at Asian Hospital and Medical Center provides comprehensive nutrition consultation services for patients of all ages in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. Using innovative diagnostic and evaluation techniques, our staff develops appropriate nutrition plans for patients of all ages who suffer from a variety of disorders.
Diet Plans for Patients with Special Health Conditions
This is a calculated diet which limits your intake of sweets. A diabetic person’s sugar level changes in response to the food he/she eats. By making healthy food choices and tracking eating habits, you can manage your blood Sugar level and keep it within a safe range.
There is no fixed diet regimen for persons with kidney conditions. Some nutrients may not be excreted as effectively when you have kidney disease, so you need to limit them in your diet.
Some also lose extra protein in the urine and others can develop a decrease in appetite which can lead to protein malnutrition.
By working closely with your Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist, you can choose the most appropriate combination Of foods to help maintain a balance Of electrolytes, minerals, and fluid in your body.
A low salt, low fat, low cholesterol diet is highly recommended. Our Registered Dietitian-Nutritionists can help you determine the foods that should be avoided as well as the variety and amount of foods that should be present in your diet.
A person with hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism may experience weight problems. Close coordination with AHMC Endocrinologist and Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist can help you manage your diet so that you can get proper nutrition and maintain your weight despite the abnormality in your thyroid gland.
Tube feeds are carefully calculated based on the condition of the patient and/or prescription of the referring physician. Preparation of tne tube feed is explained to the caregiver and/or family members.
The Clinical Nutrition Service is now located at the Lifestyle Medicine Center, 4/F Main Hospital Building.
For inquiries, call (632) 771-9000 ext. 8473.