Main reasons why people need dietitians
Obesity is a condition of abnormal or excessive fat accumulation in the body that impedes the normal functioning of an organism. Obesity can not only cause danger to your health and life but also provoke the development of diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, bladder stone disease, hypertension, high cholesterol and osteoarthritis. One or several of the following factors can cause obesity: lifestyle, metabolism disorders, social, cultural, and genetic factors.
A digestive system disorder is present when digestion slows down to an abnormal level, indigested food starts to ferment in the digestive tract, various ailments occur, and the organism fails to assimilate food substances. Reasons for digestive system disorders include bad eating habits (not chewing your food well enough, overnight eating, too much drinking during meals), severe stress, low level of acidity in the stomach, and production of digestive enzymes.
Eating disorders are characterized by irregular eating habits (for example; following different diets, eating too much or too little) or becoming obsessed with body weight and shape. The most common types of eating disorders include anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. Bulimia nervosa can be described as a cycle of bingeing and compensatory behaviour such as self-induced vomiting or taking laxative drugs.
Anorexia nervosa is a condition where a person tries to keep their body weight as low as possible by not eating enough, exercising too much, or both. The causes of eating disorders are not known but they are serious mental health conditions.
Various diseases require strict adherence to a specific diet. They may include digestive system disorders (Coeliac or Inflammatory Bowel Disease), diabetes, cardiovascular disease or allergies. You may want assistance gaining or losing weight.