Dietitians are experts in food and nutrition and are uniquely qualified to assess, diagnose and treat dietary and nutritional problems.
Personalised holistic healthcare
At The London Clinic we strive to offer a high level of holistic patient care. Our dietitians are experts in the field of nutrition, with specialised training to help you achieve your health goals through a plan that is personal to you.
During your consultation, you will benefit from evidenced-based advice using the most up to date public health and scientific research on food, health and disease and be given practical guidance to enable you to make appropriate lifestyle and food choices.
Your consultation includes creating a personalised dietetic treatment plan taking into consideration any religious or cultural preferences you may have.
Treatments and conditions seen by our dietitians
Use the drop down to find out more information about the different areas our dietitians can help with. Please get in touch to discuss in further detail: +44 (0) 20 7935 4444: EXT 3232
Irritable bowel syndrome is a common condition that affects the digestive system.
It can cause symptoms like stomach cramps, bloating, diarrhoea and constipation. The symptoms tend to come and go, and can last for days, weeks or months at a time. We offer advice and specialist diets such as the low FODMAP diet which has shown to help improve IBS symptoms. This diet has also shown to help people with small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO).
FODMAP stands for, Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides and Polyols – a group of short-chain carbohydrates that are poorly absorbed.
The low FODMAP diet is scientifically proven to be effective in those experiencing irritable bowel symptoms. The London Clinic team of dieticians are accredited in the low FODMAP diet and create personalised plans based on individual needs.
The major types of IBD are Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis. These are both long term conditions that involve inflammation of the gut. Crohn’s disease can affect any part of the digestive tract and can cause inflammation, ulceration and strictures (narrowing) within the digestive tract.
Ulcerative Colitis affects the colon which is the large intestine (bowel) causing small ulcers to develop on the colon’s lining which can bleed and produce pus.
Your dietitian will aim for symptom improvement and ensure you are getting a well-balanced diet containing the correct amount of vitamins and minerals.
This is a condition that affects the oesophagus due to a reaction to foods, allergens or acid reflux. It can cause a type of white blood cell (eosinophil) to build up in the lining of the oesophagus causing damage and swallowing difficulties. Your dietitian will ensure you are able to manage a healthy balanced diet in association with a speech and language therapist’s advice and recommendations if indicated.
Diverticulosis occurs when the muscular wall of the lower colon weakens and pockets (diverticula) form in the wall of the of the colon. Your dietitian will help to advise you on dietary modifications to help improve your symptoms.
High cholesterol is when you have too much of a fatty substance called cholesterol in your blood. There are many causes of high cholesterol from eating too much saturated fats, smoking, drinking more alcohol than is recommended, to lack of physical activity. Additionally, age, gender, being overweight and family background may also increase your risk of high cholesterol. Evidence strongly indicates that high cholesterol can increase the risk of atherosclerosis, heart attack, stroke, peripheral arterial disease, and transient ischaemic attack
Your dietitian will be able to advise you of dietary and lifestyle changes that can help lower your cholesterol.
Overweight and obesity may increase your risk for certain health problems, including some cancers.
Your dietitian will help you increase your knowledge about healthy eating and lifestyle, portion sizes, healthier food swaps and physical activity. These tools will enable you to make informed choices to help you to lose weight.
Losing weight safely and at a realistic pace is the best way to reach your healthy weight (BMI) and be able to maintain your weight in the long term.
Our dieticians support patients who are underweight or have lost a significant amount of weight and are finding it hard to maintain adequate nourishment by eating and drinking. They will provide advice on how to increase calories and protein intake without increasing portion sizes and assess if oral nutritional supplements may be required.
Not eating the right foods can be the most common cause of vitamin and mineral deficiencies. This can cause long term symptoms and increase your risk of health problems if not addressed.
In addition to biochemistry results, the dietitian will be able to assess your diet and evaluate which nutrients are lacking and advise how to increase or incorporate them in your diet.
PCOS is related to abnormal hormone levels in the body, including high levels of insulin and its exact cause is often unknown.
Insulin is a hormone that controls sugar levels in the body. PCOS is also associated with an increased risk of developing health problems such as Type 2 Diabetes and high cholesterol.
Your dietitian will be able to analyse biochemistry results and take you through a full nutritional assessment. Depending on the results and your symptoms, they will advise you on various dietary and lifestyle changes.
Many people often struggle with their appetite after surgery. It is important that you try to maintain a good balanced intake of foods and fluids, as eating well before and after an operation improves your recovery and gets you back to full health.
Your dietitian will be able to advise you on how you can fortify your foods to increase calories without increasing the portion sizes to ensure you are getting a balanced diet. Your dietitian will also be able to request oral nutritional supplements to for extra support if indicated.
Eating a healthy, balanced diet is an important part of maintaining good health, helping you to feel your best. This includes eating a variety of foods in the recommended proportions, with adequate fluids to achieve and maintain a healthy body weight and optimise health.
Registered dietitians are the only qualified health professionals who can assess, diagnose and treat dietary and nutrition problems at an individual and public health level. Our dietitians use the most up to date public health data and scientific research on food, health and disease, which they apply in an easy-to-understand way, to provide practical guidance for patients.
Chronic renal disease (CKD) is a long-term condition where the kidneys no longer work as well as they should. Diet and nutrition are very important for people with advanced CKD.
You may need to make changes to your diet when you have (CKD). These changes may include limiting fluids, eating a low-protein diet, limiting salt, potassium, phosphorous, and other electrolytes, while ensuring you get adequate calories if you are losing weight.
Your dietitian will be able to analyse your blood results and advise you on dietary changes needed for patients with CKD and ensure you have a balanced diet.
Other related conditions
Coeliac disease is an allergic response to the molecule gluten, which is found in wheat, rye and barley.
1 treatment available
In Type 1 diabetes the body’s immune system attacks and destroys the insulin producing cells in the pancreas so the body doesn’t make any insulin.
3 treatments available
Heartburn and gastro-oesophageal reflux
GORD is the acronym for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, which is what most people would refer to as heartburn.
1 treatment available
At The London Clinic we provide a private pancreatitis treatment service.
1 treatment available
Read about the causes and treatment of diarrhoea or constipation at the London Liver Group.
Why choose The London Clinic
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We operate as teams of experts with world-class resources dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of medical care. You are surrounded by the latest treatments and advice with everything you need to get back to your best health.
Personal care, every time
Exceptional patient care is a way of life for us. Our nurses, clinicians and support teams are dedicated to the care of a very small number of patients, so have more time for you. They’ll be with you every step of the way, tailoring your care around you and giving the peace-of-mind that comes with knowing you’re in the best hands.
We work together as one to guide you through each step of your experience, with complexities unravelled and answers readily to hand. Your personal treatment plan will be laid out for you, with all the details taken care of so you can focus on you.
Frequently asked questions (FAQs)
As each person differs, so do our treatment plans. Your dietitian will discuss this directly with you and create a personalised plan which works best for you. This may mean you need one session, or several over a period of time.
We are based at Devonshire Place, London, however we do offer virtual assessments and consultations. Please call us to discuss further.
As eating disorders require further medical care and supervision, we are not able to treat eating disorders at this time.
Unfortunately, we are currently unable to offer this service. However, we do provide advice for food intolerances.
During the initial consultation, the dietitian will review your medical history and assess your nutritional intake, taking into account cultural, religious and lifestyle preferences. This will enable the dietitian to advise and create a bespoke plan to help you manage and improve your condition.
All initial appointments will be for 1 hour.
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