With regard to managing obesity, our services include nutritionist-designed meal planning, exercise, nutritional education and counseling as well as the vital behavior management needed to accomplish long-term weight management goals.
In addition, elderly patients are much more likely to have a nutritional deficiency or experience dehydration than other populations. Many factors, including the natural decline in body functions, compromised immune function, and weakness contribute to these deficiencies, so older adults often benefit most from IV nutrition therapy.
In some cases, Total parenteral nutrition (TPN) may also be needed. This is a way to feed the body vital nutrients through an IV drip. The nutrition management therapy allows medical providers to provide balanced nutrients quickly by bypassing the gastrointestinal tract and delivering the solution straight to the veins. This form of feeding prevents malnutrition and sustains life when a person is unable to eat or absorb nutrients.