NUTRITIONALS


Good nutrition is key to optimal physical and mental health

Ensuring you get the right nutrition is important particularly when you are sick or recovering from an illness or operation, undergoing cancer treatment, if you have suffered a stroke or Alzheimer’s – or have poor swallowing reflexes.

Dysphagia is the medical term for any symptom relating to difficulty in swallowing. Anyone can suffer from dysphagia, although it is most common in older adults, babies and people who suffer from problems associated with the nervous system.

Greater recognition of the condition is needed because if left untreated or not managed properly dysphagia can lead to malnutrition, dehydration, loss of weight and low energy levels which can lead to further health complications.

We stock a broad range of hospital-grade nutritional supplements and meal replacements to meet a variety of needs including supplements for the elderly, post-operative patients, those with swallowing difficulties (dysphagia) and patients with diabetes.

We stock the following specialised brands that may help if you or a loved one require assistance with your nutritional requirements:

Sustagen® High-energy nutrition for a range of conditions including chronic illness, loss of appetite, unintentional weight loss and rehabilitation after surgery.

 

Resource® A nutritional supplement for the management of malnutrition and other conditions with increased nutritional needs.

 

Resource Diabetic® Supplementary nutrition specially formulated for patients with diabetes.

 

Arginaid® Supplementary nutrition to support wound therapy and promote wound healing.

 

Ensure Plus® Concentrated calories and protein to help patients gain or maintain a healthy weight.

 

TwoCal HN® Calorie and protein-dense nutrition to assist with weight gain or maintenance, particularly in the elderly.

 

Flavour Creations® Innovative specialist food and drink products developed to improve the lives of thousands suffering from dysphagia and malnutrition.

 

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