NDIS and Dietetics: Impact with Poor Nutrition and Disabilities
Poor nutrition can have significant implications for individuals with disabilities. Here's how it can impact the overall outcome:
- Reduced Energy Levels:
- Inadequate nutrition can lead to low energy levels, making it more challenging to engage in daily activities and participate in therapy sessions or rehabilitation programs effectively.
- Compromised Immune Function:
- Proper nutrition is essential for a robust immune system. Poor nutrition can weaken the immune response, increasing the risk of infections and delaying the healing process.
- Impaired Wound Healing:
- Nutritional deficiencies can impair the body's ability to heal wounds, making individuals more susceptible to pressure ulcers or delayed wound closure.
- Muscle Weakness and Loss:
- Inadequate intake of protein and essential nutrients can contribute to muscle weakness and loss, affecting mobility, balance, and overall physical function.
- Increased Risk of Chronic Conditions:
- Poor nutrition can increase the risk of developing or exacerbating chronic conditions such as obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and osteoporosis. This can further compromise overall health and well-being.
By working closely with our Dietitians, NDIS participants can receive personalised nutritional guidance. Addressing specific comorbidities, and improve their overall health outcomes.