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Clinical Nutrition

At Horizon Health Network our dietitians practice the science of medical nutrition therapy. Based on your nutritional status, medical condition, illness or injury, a dietitian will use this form of nutritional therapy to improve your treatment and aid in your recovery.

Medical nutrition therapy provided by a registered dietitian can help:

  • lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels to normal
  • lower body weight, which reduces the risk for many chronic diseases associated with obesity
  • improve blood glucose levels and control high blood pressure, reducing or eliminating medications for diabetes
  • control hypertension

 People seek advice from a registered dietitian for many reasons including:

  • concern with wellness and disease prevention issues such as learning to eat healthier to decrease the risk of heart disease, cancer, or other chronic diseases
  • learning more about sports nutrition.
  • finding better ways to eat to fight obesity or the aging process

Medical reasons that you or your doctor may want you to make an appointment with a registered dietitian include, but are not limited to:

  • high blood cholesterol and heart disease
  • diabetes
  • high blood pressure
  • cancer
  • inflammatory bowel disease and other gastrointestinal (stomach/bowel disorders)
  • pregnancy
  • kidney disease
  • overweight/obesity
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