Nutrition

Finding the correct nutritional information can be a difficult process, as lifestyles and dietary needs differ between individuals. Additionally the number of conflicting resources can confuse the overall process. At FSHN our qualified team of nutritionists offer comprehensive and professional nutritional counsel, assessing and addressing treating many dietary, nutritional and lifestyle needs.  

Our certified nutritionists and registered dietitians work with patients to develop tailored nutritional regimens and weight management programs, offering ongoing counsel and support to help them meet their personal goals. Our team administers personalized nutritional assessments based on each patient’s specific concerns; measuring calories burned, assessing metabolic rates and determining body composition, in order to provide more accurate, customized targets to meet patients’ needs.

Educated in nutrition, food science, human development, and population health, our dietitians provide patients with the necessary tools and practical guidance to enable them to make informed decisions about their unique nutritional needs.

Metabolic Rate Test

Metabolic Rate Test

The Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) test is a simple, non-invasive assessment used to measure resting daily energy expenditure, or how many calories we normally burn at rest; usually considered to be more accurate than formula-based RMR estimates. This helps pinpoint the exact number of calories to eat daily in order to consistently lose, gain, or maintain weight.

Your RMR is your body's baseline caloric requirement. Knowing your RMR enables you to:

  • Set accurate individualized calorie targets to help you lose, gain, or maintain your weight
  • Verify if a training or nutrition program has increased or decreased your metabolism
  • Compare the speed of your metabolism to others of your gender, age, height and weight

Bioelectrical Impedance

Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA)

Bioelectrical impedance analysis is a method of assessing body composition – particularly the lean body mass and fat mass. This assessment also reveals the level of hydration the body generally maintains.

Weight Management

Comprehensive weight management program

The Comprehensive Weight Management Program, designed to meet a patient’s diverse healthcare needs, takes a whole body approach to ensure lifestyle changes can be implemented for long-term success in reaching and maintaining your goal weight. The program evaluates any challenges that have hindered your progress in the past and works to find manageable ways to overcome them once and for all. The program encompasses 12 months to ensure optimal integration into your permanent lifestyle.

We focus on helping patients adjust their eating habits and lifestyle; improving their overall health, as well as preventing, managing and, in some cases, reversing health problems. Each patient will receive a personalized assessment based on their individual health concerns.

Nutrition Therapy

Dietitians can help with

  • Weight management (loss, gain and maintenance)
    • Achieving and maintaining your ideal weight is no easy task. Our nutritionists will give you the information and empowerment you need to reach your goals by assessing all areas of your life, not just your weight.
  • High blood pressure
    • Diet has a significant impact on lowering blood pressure. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is risk factor for developing many other diseases, including strokes and heart attacks. Adjustments to your diet can greatly lower your risk of developing any other related conditions.
  • Diabetes
    • A healthy diet can significantly slow any progression of diabetes and, in some cases, control the disease without any medication at all. Learn how to manage diabetes without feeling deprived and enjoy better health.
  • Heart diseases, high cholesterol, or  triglycerides
    • The food you eat can help prevent heart disease, high cholesterol, and high triglycerides, or be a risk factor for developing one or all three of these conditions. A healthy diet can you help you prevent or overcome heart disease.
  • Cancer
    • Keeping the body nourished throughout cancer treatment can be quite challenging. Many patients are unable to eat enough or could benefit from controlled weight loss before, during, or after treatment. Consuming an adequate amount of antioxidants can also help patients after diagnosis.
  • Neurological problems and stroke rehabilitation
    • Nourishing the body includes nourishing the brain. It is important to eat the foods your brain needs when treating and recovering from neurological problems, such as multiple sclerosis, stroke, or Parkinson ’s disease.
  • Gastric surgery recovery
    • Gastric surgery recovery requires a carefully planned diet and progression back to regular food. Gastric surgery also places the patient at increased risk of developing nutrient deficiencies, which should be carefully monitored.
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
    • Some foods can exacerbate GERD symptoms; nutrition therapy can help control symptoms and improve your health.
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and ulcerative colitis (UC)
    • Nutrition therapy can help control symptoms of bloating, constipation, and diarrhea, which will help maximize nutrient absorption.
  • Diverticulosis
    • Diverticulosis is a condition developed by the formation of pouches in the wall of the colon. While diet cannot cure diverticulosis, it can greatly reduce your risk of developing diverticulitis – the inflamed and painful state of the disease.
  • Lactose intolerance
    • Lactose is the type of sugar in milk and dairy. Some people do not have enough of the enzyme needed to break down this sugar, which results in abdominal pain, diarrhea, and bloating. Limiting or avoiding lactose in your diet can improve your symptoms.
  • Celiac disease
    • Celiac disease is a very serious condition, which requires careful diet planning. Special considerations must be made both for cooking at home and eating out.
  • Tube feeding
    • We provide tube-feeding assessments and recommendations as well as assistance with transitioning from tube-feeding back to an oral diet.
  • Nutrition during pregnancy and lactation
    • Each trimester requires specific nutrition recommendations. The diet plan is essential to make sure the weight gain is normal and to avoid developing health issues during pregnancy. A healthy diet also effects milk supply after giving birth.
  • Nutrition for the elderly
    • As we age our nutritional requirements change. Our nutritionists evaluate current diets to ensure optimal health for the aging population.
  • Child nutrition
    • A healthy diet help children grow and learn. It also prevents obesity and weight-related diseases.

Contact Us

Address:

Amaia Residence, Floor 2, Building 7, Baghdad Street, Block 9, Salmiya, Kuwait P.O. Box: 24472, Safat 13015 Kuwait

Phone: +965 2572-0338 / 2572-1757

Fax: +965 2572 1677

Email: info@fshnkuwait.org

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