The diet and nutrition clinic at Centro Medico Santagostino consists of dietitians and nutritionists who formulate personalized diets for overweight and obese adults and children as well as patients with diabetes, high cholesterol, dyslipidemia, hypertension, water retention, allergies, cardiovascular or respiratory diseases, and osteoarthritis.
The specialists also formulate diets for athletes, weight maintenance diets, diets for post-pregnancy weight loss, menopause diets, and diets to follow before or after a surgical procedure, especially those involving the knee or foot. Patients interested in vegetarian and vegan diets can request a visit with our vegan diet expert.
By working in together as a team, the dieticians and nutritionists of Centro Medico Santagostino are able to provide personalized solutions for each patient.
WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DIETICIAN AND NUTRITIONIST?
A dietician formulates a specific diet for people with health problems such as heart disease, high cholesterol, diabetes or obesity (defined as a value of body mass index greater than 30).
In these cases the diet is considered a proper medical therapy. A visit with the dietician must be prescribed by a doctor from Centro Medico Santagostino or by a general practitioner or another medical specialist.
The nutritionist, rather, is a professional who works with those who do not have medical conditions. A nutritionist creates eating plans based on an expertise in biology and nutrition. No prescription is needed to see a nutritionist.