The latest research into genetics, hormonal conditions and intestinal function have provoked major changes in the way we investigate nutritional problems and intestinal symptoms. Our nutritionist has completed a PhD at Imperial College and we consider her an asset to our Marbella medical practice.
The range of conditions requiring nutritional assessments nowadays is very extensive. A few of the commonest problems, which would benefit from a nutritionist are:
- Raised cholesterol
- Food allergies
- Nutritional deficiencies, especially in the elderly
Other common problems include Irritable Bowel Syndrome and the treatment with a FODMAP diet, food intolerances especially lactose, Coeliac disease and Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO).
Easy access to extensive blood testing, breath-testing and genetic testing will help establish one of the specific diagnoses mentioned above and hence also an individualized treatment plan.