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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:
    1. 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:
    1. 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:
    1. 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:
    1. 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:
    1. 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.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation with our expert Dietitians. Learning more about how proper nutrition can positively impact your NDIS journey and enhance your well-being.

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