Understanding How MNT (Medical Nutrition Therapy) Works

  • Posted on: Nov 15 2019

Food gives us the energy to function at our best every day. When men and women have certain medical conditions that are affected by what they eat, they may be finding that it is difficult to pick foods that can maintain their overall health. This is when the team at Summit Healthcare Regional Medical Center may encourage adult patients to consider the benefits of Medical Nutrition Therapy.

What is Medical Nutrition Therapy, or MNT?

MNT is best described as an evidence-based medical approach to the treatment or maintenance of chronic medical conditions that may impact their overall health and wellness. This type of nutritional counseling can help patients obtain an individually-tailored nutrition plan that meets their needs. These nutrition plans are approved by physicians and are implemented with the help of professionals at our practice. Patients can work with a counselor to develop a dietary nutrition plan that helps them function and feel their best each and every day, while managing conditions that may be impacted by the food they eat.

What conditions can be improved with Medical Nutrition Therapy?

Medical Nutrition Therapy can assist patients who have certain conditions such as:

  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Bulimia Nervosa
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Irritable Bowel Disease
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Lactose intolerance
  • High cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Heart Disease
  • Hypertension
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Osteoporosis

When patients have received a diagnosis of any of these conditions, they may be worried that their current diet is making their condition worse. With Medical Nutrition Therapy, patients can work with a physician to ensure the foods they eat improve their overall health, not harm it. Along with routine exercise, most patients feel better and live active lifestyles by monitoring the intake of foods that aggravate their current medical conditions.

Summit Healthcare Regional Medical Center offers MNT

Patients interested in developing a nutritional plan that works to meet their health needs and lifestyle are welcome to request an appointment with the team at Summit Healthcare Regional Medical Center. Medical Nutrition Therapy is a wonderful way for patients to address health concerns while ensuring they are eating right to maximize energy and overall wellness. Call (928) 537-4375 to schedule a visit at any of our four convenient locations throughout Arizona.

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