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Department of internal medicine (dietician and nutrition)

Prof. Dr. Nogues Boqueras Raquel
internal medicine, nutrition medicine

About the department

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.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department

Diagnosis:

  • Dyslipidemia
  • Arterial hypertension
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Digestive intolerance
  • Bloating
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhoea
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Stomach ulcer
  • Biliary lithiasis
  • Acute or chronic pancreatitis
  • Crohn's disease
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Diverticulosis, diverticulitis
  • Kidney failure
  • Oncological pathology (chemotherapy, radiation therapy)
  • Neurological disease

Diagnostic: 

  • Anamnesis (history of the disease) 
  • Physical examination (body mass index) 
  • Laboratory and biochemical tests 
  • Hormone panel 
  • Lipid profile 
  • Blood glucose 
  • Measures of blood pressure 
  • Lactose tolerance test 
  • Tissue transglutaminase IgA test (to diagnose gluten intolerance) 

Treatment options:

  • Counsel on nutrition issues and healthy eating habits
  • Developing meal plans
  • Evaluating the effects of meal plans and changing the plans as needed
  • Promoting better nutrition
  • Latest nutritional science research
  • Physical therapy 
  • Other treatment procedures 
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Doctor profile

Education

  • 1980 Graduated from the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery of the Autonomous University of Barcelona
  • Title of Specialist in Internal Medicine of the Autonomous University of Barcelona
  • Master in Clinical Nutrition and Nutritional Sciences from the University of Barcelona
  • Doctor of Medicine of the Autonomous University of Barcelona

Experience

  • Honorary Professor at Rovira i Virgili University
  • 1995 Head of Nutrition at Teknon Medical Center
  • 1995 Internship Lecturer at the Center for Higher Education in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics
  • 1998 Professor with a Master's Degree in Clinical Medicine and Psychosocial Management
  • Secretary of the Catalan Society of Nutritional and Clinical Dietetics

Awards, memberships, publications

  • Spanish Society for Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition
  • European Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
  • Spanish Society for the Study of Obesity
  • European Obesity Society
  • Catalan Society for Nutritional and Clinical Dietetics
  • Spanish Society of Basic and Applied Nutrition
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