For leading a healthy and disease free life, knowledge of nutrition is of immense importance for one and all. Diet Therapy has a primary role in the treatment of many disorders. Suitable dietary modification is extremely important not only in management but also in prevention and control of gastrointestinal problems, febrile conditions, liver disorders, obesity, diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular disease and the disorders of the kidney.
The ideology of the department of nutrition and dietetics at Adiva Hospital is to encourage better nutritional practice and standards as a fundamental part of health care, as nutrition is both preventive as well therapeutic.
For In-patient care, after a basic Evaluation of each patient by the doctor, a Diet is prescribed keeping in mind the physiological conditions and/or procedure planned. Each patient at Adiva Hospital receives a minimum of 1 visit per day and 5-8 Services per day are provided based on the kind of diet required.
For Out-patient care, the O.P.D. patients are referred from various O.P.D. viz. Medicine, Endocrinology, Nephrology, Clinical Cardiology, Psychiatry and Psychology, Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Urology, Orthopaedics. Patients are offered comprehensive diet counselling strictly keeping in mind their ongoing therapies.
For Ante-natal and post natal care, counselling to expectant mothers on diet and nutrition during pregnancy is provided and Post-delivery, mothers are guided about dietary precautions to be taken during lactation.