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Clinical Nutrition

Dietary advice for my condition

Our dietitians provide advice about many different aspects of health. You will find advice for a few specific areas below:

Eating well to recover from COVID-19

Symptoms of COVID-19 can include cough, shortness of breath, muscle weakness, dry mouth and changes to taste and smell. These symptoms may make you feel tired, sick and stop you wanting to eat and drink as you normally would. It is important to get the most from the food you are eating, as good nutrition and exercise together can help with your recovery.

This video has been developed by dietitians to highlight the importance on nutrition in hospital. This information runs alongside our leaflet on how to boost your dietary intake, and further COVID-19 specific advice we have developed.

Nutrition when needing non-invasive ventilation 

The following video is for patients needing non-invasive ventilation during their hospital stay.

Diet and kidney disease

The above video highlights how appropriate dietary management can slow the progression of chronic kidney disease. This can delay the patients’ need to access renal replacement therapies such as haemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis and transplant.

This patient education video was created by NHSGGC Renal Dietitians as an introduction to diet and chronic kidney disease, with a focus on the no added salt diet. Patients can be referred to the Renal Dietitians for more tailored dietary advice.

As chronic kidney disease progresses, the kidneys become less efficient at removing potassium and other waste products from the body. This can lead to a raised potassium level in the blood. Once other potential causes have been excluded a patient may be advised by their healthcare team to follow a low potassium diet.

This patient education video was created by the NHS GGC Renal Dietitians as an introduction to the low potassium diet. For specific individual advice, patients should be referred to the Renal Dietitians.”

Diet and cancer

For people with cancer, the relationship between food and eating can change. The webpage below was written by Dietitians at the Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre to help you to take care of your food intake and nutrition by yourself. But if you are struggling to manage on your own you can ask a Dietitian for advice.

Dietitians and Support Workers can see you if you stay on a ward at the Beatson (or at your local hospital). Or you can ask your GP to refer you to see a Dietitian in a local clinic.

For further information:

Eating for a healthy heart