Medical nutrition therapy (MNT) is a therapeutic approach to treating medical conditions and their associated symptoms via the use of a specifically tailored diet devised and monitored by a medical doctor, registered dietitian or professional nutritionist. The diet is based upon the patient's medical record, physical examination, functional examination and dietary history.
The role of MNT when administered by an MD or DO physician, dietitian or professional nutritionist is to reduce the risk of developing complications in pre-existing conditions such as type 2 diabetes as well as ameliorate the effects any existing conditions such as high cholesterol.
Many medical conditions either develop or are made worse by an improper or unhealthy diet.
The absence of a menstrual period in women of reproductive age.
An eating disorder characterized by the maintenance of a body weight below average, fear of gaining weight, and a distorted body image.
Failure of the ovaries to release an oocyte over a period of time generally exceeding 3 months.
A condition when immune system mistakenly attacks some of the standard proteins in blood.
A class of sexual disorders defined as the subjective lack of normal ejaculation.
The inability (that lasts more than 6 months) to develop or maintain an erection of the penis during sexual activity.
An abnormal condition in a woman's menstrual cycle.
A disease of excess body fat that can have a negative effect on health, leading to reduced life expectancy and other health problems.
Underweight is a term describing a person whose body weight is considered too low to be healthy
A condition in which the body either does not produce enough, or does not properly respond to insulin, a hormone produced in the pancreas.
Eating habits are one of the few factors within our control that impact not only our chances of falling pregnant.