Clinical nutrition website launched in Oman

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Muscat: Al Nahdha Hospital represented by the Clinical Dietary Department launched the first of its-kind clinical nutrition website, that was prepared and upgraded by the department to keep in pace with this significant specialty.

The launching was held virtually under the auspices of H.E. Sayyid Dr. Sultan Yarub Al Busaidi, Ministry of Health Advisor for Health Affairs. 

The website offers a simplified description of clinical nutrition specialty and elaborates on the tasks of clinical nutritionists at the referral hospitals. The website educates both medical and administrative cadres on the most common diseases in Oman and the proper approach to manage such diseases.

Dr. Eman Al-Hinai, Head of Clinical Dietary Department of Al-Nahdah Hospital stressed that clinical nutrition is one of the basic pillars used in the treatment of many diseases and even sometimes the only method of treatment for the health condition.  

Al Hanai elaborated that one’s own food intake contributes largely to either enhancing the health aspects, or causing several diseases. Thus, clinical nutrition is an applied medical practice that involves the provision of a balanced diet that brings prevention from some medical disorders such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, renal/kidney conditions, cancers, and others.

The launching of the website is in line with the celebration of World Food Day, which aims at maintaining the health of the patients and upgrading quality of healthcare through promoting awareness and knowledge of patients on disease related malnutrition.

Dr. Al Hanai pointed out that the proper clinical nutrition system varies from one person to another. It can be determined by a specialist in the field after administering the required examinations.

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