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Referrals from the medical profession are welcomed and can often bring about change for patients with recurrent symptoms or long-standing conditions that appear to be functional in nature.
Some patients believe that their diet may be influencing their condition but they are not sure how or why, and a referral for Dietary and Lifestyle intervention can be of particular benefit to these patients.
Health conditions that are known to be closely related to poor diet and lifestyle choices, such as obesity, Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease usually respond well to dietary modification. In addition, there are other conditions where research has demonstrated that nutritional intervention can be effective, such as hypertension, dyslipidaemia and irritable bowel syndrome.
Diet and lifestyle intervention can also bring about improvements for many recurrent or long-standing health conditions that are not responding well to medication such as chronic rhinosinusitis, acid reflux, migraine, constipation, diarrhoea, insomnia, premenstrual syndrome and recurrent infections.
The effectiveness of medical intervention for health conditions where diet and lifestyle choices are known to be contributory factors, can be hindered when patients are unaware of how to make the necessary changes in their lifestyle.
Working in partnership with a Specialist in Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine can often help to bring about more long-standing change in the health of your patients, augmenting and complementing the treatment that you provide in order to achieve the best results.
For more information about the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine and our principles of working, click here.
Make a referral
Please contact Lucy if you would like to make a referral, or send your patient referrals to:
Lucy Swain, Lowfield Clinic, Hull & East Riding Spire Hospital, Lowfield Road, Anlaby E. Yorks HU10 7AZ