Medical Conditions

The following list contains some of the many medical conditions that may be improved upon with dietetic intervention.

Dietitian’s are accredited professionals that are legally regarded as experts in nutrition and dietary related matters. Dietitian’s are qualified to oversee the nutritional needs of patients with medical conditions, and regularly communicate with other health professionals in order to provide patients with the best possible care.

If you have any of the following medical conditions, and think you may benefit from nutritional advice and improvements to your diet, contact us at Refresh Nutrition, or speak to your GP for a referral to our dietitian Jessie O’Connor.

Hypertension

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Mental Illness

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Weight Management

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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Lifecycle Nutrition

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Renal Disease

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Malnutrition

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Cancer

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Bariatric Surgery

What is Bariatric Surgery? Bariatric Surgery is a type of surgery that involves the stomach and how food is digested. Bariatric surgery is generally used for patients that are obese and have failed at other means to lose weight or improve upon their health. There are 3 main types of

Attention-Related Children's Disorders

What are Attention-Related Children’s Disorders? Attention-related children’s disorders include a variety of different conditions, such as Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Autism, Oppositional Defiance Disorder (ODD), and many others. These conditions are characterised by hyperactivity, impulsivity and inattention. While the causes of these conditions is relatively unknown,

Anaemia

What is Anaemia? Anaemia is a condition characterised by a deficiency in the number/quality of Red Blood Cells (RBC). RBC carry oxygen around the body using haemoglobin. Typically anaemia is diagnosed when the level of RBC or level of haemoglobin in the blood is lower than normal. What causes Anaemia?

Congestive Heart Failure

What is Congestive Heart Failure? Congestive Heart Failue (CHF), or Congestive Cardiac Failure (CCF) is a condition where the heart muscle has weakened and cannot pump as well as it should. When the heart cannot contract or relax as well as it should due to changes in size and thickness

Diabetes & PCOS

What is Diabetes Mellitus? Diabetes Mellitus is a chronic condition characterised by high blood glucose (sugar) levels. Blood glucose is normally regulated by insulin (a hormone produced by the pancreas). Diabetes occurs when there is a problem with this hormone and how it works in the body. Type 1 diabetes

Disability

What is a disability? There are many different types of disabilities. These come under two main branches – mental disabilities and physical disabilities. The causes of disabilities are not always clear however genetics and in utero conditions (environment, diet) tend to play a role in the development of disabilities. When

Diverticular Disease

What is Diverticular Disease? Diverticular disease is the term used to describe the conditions of diverticulosis and diverticulitis. Diverticulosis is a condition where the muscular wall of the large intestine or colon contains defects that causes pockets/pouches (diverticula) to form. Diverticulitis is infection and/or inflammation in these diverticula (pockets/pouches). In

Eating Disorders

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Food Allergies

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Food Intolerances

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Gout

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Coeliac Disease

What is Coeliac Disease? Coeliac disease is a condition where gluten damages the lining of the small intestine. The small intestine is the site where nutrients are absorbed, so continual consumption of gluten will severely damage the intestinal lining and can lead to malnutrition, osteoporosis, depression, anaemia, and infertility. The