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Nutrition plays an important role in neuroscience. Patients with neurological diseases are at increased risk of micro-nutrient deficiency and dehydration. Multiple causes for the development of malnutrition in patients with neurological disease are known including oropharyngeal dysphagia, impaired consciousness, perception deficits, cognitive dysfunction and increased needs. 
 

Eating high quality foods that contain lots of vitamin, minerals and antioxidants nourishes the brain and protects it. It is essential to provide neurosurgery patient with sufficient nutrition for their better recovery.

Early enteral nutrition is the main choice, however , several various feeding methods have been tested. Such nutritional management has two main objectives, first to decrease the negative nitrogen balance and second to replace calorie and protein early. Oral nutrition supplements, parenteral  nutrition, food fortification and tube feeding are all part of nutritional support.

 

With vast experience in handling critical patients, our senior nutritionist handle all aspects of nutrition in our hospital. Continuum of dietary advice goes even after discharge and on follow ups.

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