Nutrition and Diet Control

DIETITIAN & NUTRITIONIST

About Nutritionist?

A Nutritionist is a health professional who helps and supports people on the impact of food and nutrition on their health. They are also known as dietitians. As obesity rates rise, the role of nutritionists has become increasingly important.

Nutritionist vs Dietitian

They are both diet professionals who assist people in maintaining a healthy lifestyle and treating health issues. Dietitians and nutritionists are frequently mislabeled due to differing credentials and qualifications. Though they have some parallels in responsibilities, the titles should not be used interchangeably because the function of a dietitian is more regulated than that of a nutritionist. Dietitians are usually referred to as registered dietitians (RDs). The critical distinction between RDs and nutritionists is that RDs have more excellent education and certifications. Depending on your state of practice, you can call yourself a nutritionist without professional nutrition education, training, licensure, or certification; however, calling yourself a dietitian without sufficient credentials is unlawful.

What does MMI Hospital Nutritionist do?

In Pakistan, 8 out of 10 children do not eat the right amount and type of food. MMI hospital's nutritionist takes a close interest in their patients' health while treating them, making them the top nutritionist doctor in Karachi. They provide broad diet, nutrition, and health knowledge to their patients. Furthermore, they interact with patients to develop and implement meal programs that improve the person's nutrition or family. They work in:
  • Clinical settings include hospitals, nursing homes, long-term care facilities, and clinics.
  • Positions in government, including local health departments
  • School districts to improve public policy surrounding school nutrition guidelines and labeling.
  • They would work individually and with other medical professionals in private institutions.
  • Settings for research or sports organizations

Subspecialties of nutrition's:

Pediatric Nutritionist

Pediatric nutritionists at MMI hospital is the preeminent child nutritionist in Karachi. They work to improve the nutritional health of neonates, children, and adolescents.

Gerontological Nutritionist

Gerontological nutritionists plan, execute, and supervise safe and adequate nutrition solutions to improve older person’s quality of life and health.

Sports Nutritionist

A distinct accreditation has been designed for sports nutrition professionals: Board Certified Sports Dietetics Specialist (CSSD). Athletes and active adults who want to improve their athletic performance can consult with sports nutritionists. Sports dietitians are increasingly being hired to provide nutrition and hydration regimens for individual athletes or teams.

Renal Nutritionist

Renal dietitians specialize in food and nutrition for persons with renal disease.

What are the most common nutritional deficiencies in Pakistanis?

According to WHO, 50 percent of children under the age of five in Pakistan have stunted growth. 40% of children are underweight, and 9% are obese. Pakistan's population suffers from a variety of nutritional deficiencies. Some of them are as follows:
  • Vitamin A and D deficiency
  • Kwashiorkoror
  • Scurvy
  • Anemia

When Should You Consult a Dietitian or Nutritionist?

There are a few situations in your life when you should seek the guidance of a dietitian/nutritionist. Here are a few reasons you should consult a Nutritionist at MMI hospital.
  • A food allergy or intolerance
  • Digestive problems
  • Obesity and weight gain
  • Weight loss
  • Pre or post-pregnancy complications
  • Unhealthy eating habits

Overnutrition

It is a condition in which the intake of needed nutrients is oversupplied in a specific type of food. It is classified as a sort of malnutrition and causes health difficulties to the person afflicted, just like a shortage of nutrients in a specific diet. Overeating or following an extreme diet can result in overnutrition. Overeating is also known as hyperalimentation.

Overnutrition-Related Issues

  • Overweight
  • Obesity-related issues

Nutritionist and Dietitian at MMI Hospital

Some patients are obliged to adjust their lifestyles, either through rigorous nutrition or through the addition of nutrition-based diets. Memon Medical Institute Hospital in Karachi has a superb team of dietitians and nutritionists in Karachi that excel at creating such plans for our patients in such cases. All of our patients receive healthy food from our diet and nutrition department. They are instructed to create weight reduction and nutrition strategies for inpatients and outpatients by observing and evaluating the patient's health and risk factors. Our patients get nutrition care, advice, and instruction during their hospital stay as well as outpatients.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How can I schedule an appointment?

You can visit MMI Hospital for an appointment or visit our Find a Doctor page.

Who is the best female Dietitian in Karachi?

Miss Mehak Fatima of MMI Hospital is the best female nutritionist in Karachi.

Is a nutritionist only helpful for weight loss?

No, a dietitian is educated in many aspects of human nutrition and helps individuals comprehend the connection between diet and disease. A nutritionist can advise you on a variety of subjects, including but not limited to:
  • Type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, and gestational diabetes (case study)
  • High cholesterol - (case study)
  • IBS, celiac disease, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, diarrhea, and constipation
  • Osteoporosis
  • Prenatal and postnatal care
  • Cancer from malnutrition
  • Consumption of nutritious foods
  • Picky eating
  • Food sensitivities and intolerances

Do dietitians at MMIH put people on ‘Diets’?

No, MMI Hospital dietitians are the best dietitians in Karachi, our dietitians guide you in implementing healthy lifestyle choices and collaborate with you to ensure their recommendations are compatible with your preferences and, more importantly, your life.  

Weekly Available Specialist

Full Time

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Miss. Mehak Fatima

DIETITIAN & NUTRITIONIST
Degree
MSc Nutrition and Health UK
Fees
Rs 1200
Timings
09:00 AM to 12:00 PM, 03:00 PM to 04:00 PM (Mon,Tue,Wed,Thu,Fri,Sat)
Profile
Head of Nutrition and Food Services Department
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