Nutrition

Trusted Medical Centers - Mansfield

Medical Hospital located in Mansfield, TX

Proper nutrition isn’t just essential for helping you stay in optimal shape; it’s also crucial for healing and recovery. At Trusted Medical Centers - Mansfield, located in Mansfield, Texas, you can go through comprehensive nutrition assessments to learn more about your nutrient intakes and any changes you need to make. Find out more about the hospital’s nutrition services by booking a consultation. Call the office today.

Nutrition Q & A

Why is nutrition important?

Your body relies on a steady intake of macronutrients — like carbohydrates, fats, and proteins — in addition to micronutrients such as vitamins and minerals. These nutrients work together to:

  • Give you energy
  • Regenerate cells
  • Repair and rebuild tissues and nerves
  • Run your autonomic nervous system
  • Power your circulatory and digestive systems

If certain nutrients are lacking, or if you’re getting too much of a particular nutrient, any of these basic processes may suffer.

When should I have a nutrition assessment?

Nutrition assessments are important for a variety of reasons, even if you’re generally healthy. After all, you want to ensure you continue getting the right nutrients in order to stay in optimal health.

But there are times when a personalized health and wellness evaluation is particularly important. You may need a nutrition assessment if you:

  • Need to heal after surgery
  • Have a serious wound or ulcer
  • Have weakened or brittle bones
  • Need to lose weight, or even gain weight
  • Have recently been diagnosed with diabetes
  • Have poorly managed diabetes and frequent glucose spikes

At Trusted Medical Centers - Mansfield, you can meet with a specially trained nutrition expert who evaluates your dietary intakes, overall health, and current symptoms. They tailor your dietary and supplement plan based on your specific needs to improve your health and wellness.

What happens during a nutrition assessment?

During your nutrition assessment at Trusted Medical Centers - Mansfield, your practitioner talks with you about your diet. They may need to gather information about what you typically eat and drink, as well as everything you’ve consumed for the previous several days. Your nutrition assessment may include:

  • Portion control counseling
  • Dietary supplement counseling
  • Body mass index (BMI) calculation
  • Weight loss (or weight gain) planning
  • Managing your diet and glucose if you have prediabetes
  • Learning to regulate your blood sugar if you have diabetes

If you’re receiving inpatient care at Trusted Medical Centers - Mansfield, your nutrition assessment may involve calculating what you need for your intravenous (IV) fluids or tube feedings. Your doctor personalizes your nutrition assessment to your needs and health.

Book your nutrition appointment at Trusted Medical Centers - Mansfield today. Call the hospital directly to book.