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KIMS Hospital, Pathadipalam, Changampuzha Nagar Post, Edappally, Cochin - 682033
Nutrition & Dietetics

Major services offered:
The Department is staffed with efficient and dedicated dieticians in the areas of clinical nutrition, nutritional assessment, nutrition education, nutrition counseling, and management of many nutrition-related diseases and problems. The therapeutic diet is supplied to the inpatients according to their requirements and this is done under the supervision of the dieticians. The Nutrition and Dietetics Department at KIMS plays a pivotal role in making sure that nutritional care is an integral component of patient care and offers the following services.

  • Individualized diet prescriptions and advice to patients.
  • Critical Care– providing special nutritional care .
  • Tube feeds-Rhyles tube, Nasojejunal tube and PEG feeds. It is ensured that each patient's food requirement is fulfilled completely with necessary calories, protein, fat, fibre and suitable nutrients in the feed formulation.
  • Customiseddiet, hygienically prepared and served to all in-patients based on their medical requirements.
  • Diet counseling for clients coming for Executive Diabetic Health Checkup.
  • Ante-natal nutritional counseling for gestational diabetes.
  • Community nutrition programme, talks on food and health, awareness sessions on nutrition.
  • Nutrition support services for corporates and industrial houses.

Diet and Nutrition Clinic
The clinic provides holistic diet management, which probes into the root cause of the weight disorder and offers scientific methods to attain the ideal body weight. Initially patients are analyzed about the type, time, quantity of diet followed by patient and diet modification is advised considering the disease and physical activity factor. Counselling is provided for selecting quantity, contents, type and frequency of intake of the food.
The clinic caters to Clients with a variety of nutrition-related problems by tailoring a diet to meet individual health needs, such as planning diets for weight management, diabetes, high blood pressure, kidney disease, liver disease, gastrointestinal problems, elevated cholesterol levels, gout and maximizing fitness level. The Clinic helps to identify dangerous dietary habits that may contribute to the development of eating disorders.

Obesity Clinic
The patients' BMI (Body Mass Index) is calculated and body-fat mass of the patient and metabolic age is assessed by bio impedence. These findings will reveal the facts about whether a patient is normal or obese. Based on the findings, slab reports an individualized obesity control measures are advised for effective weight management.

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