Guney Merve1* and Basaranoglu Metin2
1Nutrition and Diet Department, Bezmialem Vakif University, Medical Faculty
Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
2Division of Gastroenterology, Bezmialem Vakif University, Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey
*Corresponding Author: Merve Guney, Nutrition and Diet Department, Bezmialem Vakif University, Medical Faculty Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
Received: December 18, 2019; Published: January 06, 2020
Background:Chronic liver diseases are one of the major cause of mortality and morbidity in the world. Life style modifications such as diet and physical activity status of the patients are more often overlooked during clinical observations despite the benefits on patients with chronic liver disease. The aim of present study is to assess the nutritional status of patients with chronic liver disease at out-patient clinical setting. We examined whether patients are make any modification on their diet for their chronic liver disease. If yes, are those modifications professional or unprofessional. Use of specific plants and junk foods consumption were specifically evaluated. Physical activity status were determined, too.
Methods and Material:Patients with any chronic liver diseases that we follow in our Hepatology out-patient clinic were included in this study. We used a basic questionnaire. We evaluated anthropometric measurements of 38 patients with chronic liver disease due to any hepatic etiology.
Results:Half of the patients were obese (n=19). Of the 38 patients, 9 (24%) followed special diet and 78% of them were prescribed diet program by doctor who are not qualified in nutrition. Only 18% (n = 7) do regular physical activity 150 mins/week.
Conclusion:We most importantly found that all of the participants of the current study were obese or overweight (84%) and physically inactive (82%). And most of the participants didn’t consult the specialist about diet or any life style intervention. It is well known that weight loss by both Mediterranean diet and increased physical activity could improve hepatic abnormalities such as necroinflammation and hepatic steatosis in patients with chronic liver disease due to any cause. Life style modifications such as diet and physical activity status of the patients are more often overlooked during clinical observations and nutritional consultion is now a necessary issue for the gastroenterology and hepatology out-patient clinics.
Keywords: Nutritional Status; Chronic Liver Disease; Physical Activity
Citation: Guney Merve and Basaranoglu Metin. “Nutritional Status of the Patients with Chronic Liver Disease are More Often Overlooked During Clinical Observations". Acta Scientific Nutritional Health 4.2 (2020): 01-05.
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