Nutrition and dietetics
Good nutrition and good health are unquestionably linked. But the correlation is even more crucial when a life-threatening disease is
involved. For example, an oncology dietitian tries to assess and balance the nutritional needs of patients with cancer.
Dieticians work with healthy and sick people in a variety of settings. They interpret the science of nutrition to improve health and treat diseases and conditions by educating and giving practical advice to clients, and patients.
At Morning Star Hospital, our dietician, Mrs. Ezinne Ohia, works as an integral member of our multi-specialty team to treat complex clinical conditions such as diabetes, food allergy, and intolerance, IBS syndrome, eating disorders, chronic fatigue, malnutrition, kidney failure, and bowel disorders.
She equally plans and implements public health programmes to promote health and prevent nutrition-related diseases. A key role of our dietitian is to train and educate other health and social care workers.
She also advises on best diet to avoid the side effects and interactions between medications.