Department of internal medicine (dietician and nutrition)
The department of internal medicine (dietician and nutrition) at Teknon Medical Center Barcelona is dedicated to caring for patients suffering from diseases in which adequate nutrition is part of their treatment. Furthermore, the medical team advises on preventing diseases associated with inadequate nutrition. Doctors of the department specialize in diets for patients with obesity and metabolic disorders, pathologies of the digestive system, after surgical interventions and oncological treatment. Particular attention is paid to women's proper nutrition at reproductive age. According to recent studies, poor nutrition during pregnancy can lead to mental, intellectual and behavioural changes in the child, so it is essential to be informed about the diet in preparation for pregnancy.
Doctors of the department offer an individual approach to the diet for osteoporosis, hypertension, menopause, inflammatory diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and functional disorders. Most patients receive dietary advice due to an underlying disease or genetic predisposition. However, patients who want to lose weight can also get advice from a doctor. In addition to dietary advice, the doctor also specializes in an individual selection of physical activity and exercises for the patient.