Our Nutrition Counseling and Care in the Management of Gastrointestinal Disorders

To help patients modify their dietary habits to achieve better nutrition and reduce GI symptoms, we rely on evidenced-based medical nutrition therapy and individualized counseling.

We can conceive specific diets that can significantly improve gastrointestinal symptoms.

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We provide individualized nutrition care and counseling for patients with a range of gastrointestinal (GI) conditions, including:

  • Chronic Constipation

  • Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition

  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis

  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

  • Gastroparesis

  • Histamine Intolerance/Mast Cell Disorders

  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and Cirrhosis

  • Pancreatitis

  • Short Bowel Syndrome

  • Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth

During the initial consultation (approximately one hour), we meet with the patient for a comprehensive health assessment including a review of GI diagnosis and symptoms, diet history, current intake of nutrients, lifestyle and behavioral factors.

Patients are educated on strategies for optimizing their diets to achieve their specific goals. For example, for the most common GI disorder we address, patients learn how the low-FODMAP diet (link is external) can provide symptom relief.

Patients receive nutritional recommendations individualized to meet their nutrition and health goals, including symptoms and weight management.

One or more shorter follow-up appointments (approximately 30 minutes) are usually scheduled to monitor progress, answer questions and address concerns.

Achieving and maintaining good nutrition is a key component of managing the troubling symptoms of gastrointestinal (GI) conditions. A proper diet also helps support the body’s energy levels and immune system, and can help prevent micronutrient deficiencies and malnutrition.

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The appropriate diet that we will recommend to you may have a profound effect on intestinal recovery and successful management of chronic or severe GI disease.

With nutritional counseling, you will have a better understanding of how nutrition affects your disease. The benefits of medical nutrition therapy include:

  • Proper management of your disease or condition

  • Minimizing medical complications

  • Reduction in medication use

  • Fewer hospital admissions and doctors’ visits

  • Improvement in the overall quality of life

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The amount of food, its form, the frequency of feeding, and the composition of diet each have important effects on GI function and may be used to help ameliorate signs of GI disease. Although both nutrients and non-nutritional components of a diet are important to GI health, they also may cause or influence the development of GI pathology (e.g.: antibiotic responsive diarrhea, inflammatory bowel disease, dietary intolerance, or sensitivity and/or allergy). The appropriate diet may have a profound effect on intestinal recovery and successful management of chronic or severe GI disease.

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          For any inquiry or to book for an appointment, please complete the contact form provided bottom of the Home Page or call the number indicated below.

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Cornerstone Vision Center, NWCA Building, Commercial Avenue, Bamenda, N.W. Region, Cameroon

Tel: +237-677-622-525

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