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Health Factors Underlying health conditions resulting in a specific nutrient need:

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Nutrition Health Factors Underlying health conditions resulting in a specific nutrient need: Coeliac disease: This disease means that a person will have intolerance to the protein gluten which is mainly found in wheat, barley and rye. Gluten produces antibodies which attack the lining of the bowel which can later cause anaemia and osteoporosis. Symptoms of the disease include abdominal pains, bloating, diarrhoea and anaemia. If you do suffer from coeliac disease people need to try and eliminate rye, wheat and barley from their diet, if you have been diagnosed with this disease they may give you prescription for gluten free products. Lactose Intolerant: If a person has a lactose intolerance it means that they cannot produce the enzyme lactase which breaks down lactose into glucose. Lactose is the natural sugar that is found in milk and is a very common intolerance. People who have this in a severe ay will find it hard to put on weight and also duffer from diarrhoea. Lactose is present in quite a variety of foods meaning it is quite are to find products which don't contain lactose as lactose is present is in chocolate, mayonnaise, cheese and cakes. If you are lactose intolerant you need to make sure that you still get enough calcium otherwise it could cause you to contract rickets. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS): IBS is a condition where the function of the bowel is easily disturbed which can cause abdominal pain, flatulence, bloating, constipation and diarrhoea. There is no specific cause of IBS but it is said that people are seen to have an over active nerves in the gut and some people it can just be down to some of the foods they eat. There are a lot of different bits of advice that is given to sufferers of IBS but the best thing you can do is to try and experiment with your diet to see if any particular foods make it better or worse. ...read more.

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Therefore if you keep having a diet with high fats, salts and sugars this will have an impact as you will not have time to actually sit down and enjoy the food instead your rushing around and have no time to cook fresh meals yourself, also not sitting and eating will feel like in an hour or so like you haven't eaten as it is just shoved down your throat so quickly and has had to time to digest properly. Also if you do eat out a lot and it isn't healthy foods this may increase the risk of coronary heart disease and stroke also an increased risk of type two diabetes and you may have a high blood pressure. However not all adults will have a busy lifestyle but instead have maybe a very active lifestyle where it is essential that they have a high carbohydrate diet which will allow them to have more energy to burn off, this will have an impact on their lives as they may not be able to eat out somewhere and always have a high carbohydrate meal m meaning that they tend to make meals before hand and taking them out and about with them, which will suit them better rather than not eating a high carbohydrate meal and not being able to fulfil their active lifestyle. However if you eat too much carbohydrates and don't work it off in can possibly lead to diabetes and may lead to putting on weight if it is not worked off. Eating large amounts of carbohydrates may cause an over-production of insulin in the bloodstream which could lead to weight gain. Some working class people may find it difficult to feed their family each week as the cost of food keeps rising. Some people will struggle feeding their family on a budget each week and come the day before shopping the cupboards will be nearly bare, especially those who are single parents. ...read more.

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eating healthy and less food, the care plan is reviewed every three months to see if it is working in favour of the service user. The staff in the residential home should know each of the service users so that they will know about each of the service users own needs, for example some residents may not be able to join in on exercises as they may not be able to stand on their own without any support of a table or Zimmer frame ect. The only exercise thy may be able to do is to throw and catch a soft ball which will help their fine motor skills as well as their arm and shoulder muscles. Some elderly homes will take residents out for meals if they have a birthday or for special occasions, however staff shouldn't take them out on a regular basis as this may not allow them to have a nutritionally balanced meal. At my work placement each day the service users are given a menu for the following day so that they can decide what they would like to have for dinner as some care homes will just cook one meal and the service users will have to eat that, at least if they have choice they can decide which they prefer and that there choosing which is a human right, a right to freedom of speech. The menu for each person will be different as some have trouble seeing so the font will be larger and for the blind the menu is put into Braille so they are able to read it and also if a service user prefers some one to read the menu to them a member of staff will read it aloud for them, this is important as it is regarding their quality of life as even though they are old they should still be able to do what they like as they have right to choose what they want. ?? ?? ?? ?? Page1 ...read more.

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