Dubai Health is studying the effect of nutrition on those recovering...

Dubai Health is studying the effect of nutrition on those recovering...
Dubai Health is studying the effect of nutrition on those recovering...

The Director General of the Health Authority, Hamid Muhammad Al Qatami, stated that the current global health situation needs to document the relationship of proper nutrition with immunity, and to establish the culture and habits of healthy food among all societies, indicating that Corona has prompted organizations and health authorities in the world to consider their policy .

Al-Qutami explained during the inauguration of the works of the Sixth Dubai International Nutrition Conference, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance and Chairman of the Dubai Health Authority, which is the first health conference that Dubai has witnessed since the Covid-19 pandemic. Dubai Health is the season of health conferences.

He stressed that the Covid-19 crisis has prompted institutions, health authorities and societies around the world to reconsider all health policies and systems related to protection and prevention of epidemic diseases, at a time when nutrition experts stressed the importance and necessity of protecting public health and strengthening immunity through dietary patterns. Sound, and it is the same calls that the world is focusing on now to protect against the Corona virus.

Al-Qutami pointed out that the Dubai Health Authority adopts modern programs and systems, technologies and smart solutions to support therapeutic nutrition in all its medical facilities, in addition to its other efforts and programs aimed at developing community awareness of the importance and value of proper nutrition and quality of life concepts, which had a very positive impact in our confrontation with the challenge. Covid-19.

Al-Qutami called on the conference participants to leave the discussions, deliberations and sessions, with scientific and medical conclusions that can be contributed to strengthening the prevention system that global health institutions and organizations work on in the face of Covid-19, stressing that the Dubai Health Authority is confident that the conference will reach these conclusions, Especially with the presence of a large and important group of pioneers and experts in dietetics and specialists in the work of the conference.

More than 2,000 scientists, experts, doctors, and specialists in dietetics and therapeutic nutrition will participate in the three-day conference, and the conference works interactively in the authority’s great hall, as well as interaction via video communication between participants from more than 20 countries representing various continents of the world.

For its part, the Director of the Clinical Nutrition Department at the Dubai Health Authority and the president of the conference, Wafaa Ayesh, explained that the authority is currently conducting a study for a period of six months to follow up on Corona patients who entered critical care departments, to find out the effect of nutrition on their health after recovering from the disease.

She emphasized that the UAE was one of the first countries in the world to implement laws related to feeding patients infected with the emerging “Corona” virus (Covid 19), noting that a healthy and integrated diet, and the body’s strong immunity, reduces the symptoms associated with infection with “Covid 19” patients by 80%. .

In a press statement, Ayesh indicated that the UAE has succeeded in achieving amazing and very advanced results in the application of nutrition laws for “Covid 19” patients. There are certain patterns and diets for patients with this disease.

She stated that the nutritional laws for “Covid-19” patients focus on making the food high in protein and rich in vitamins and minerals, especially phytates (C, D) and zinc, as well as encouraging patients to exercise at a rate of 150 minutes per week.

She pointed out that a personal nutrition plan has been developed for each patient according to his health condition, nutritional need, and the extent to which he is affected by the complications associated with infection with the emerging “Corona” virus, noting that this plan aims for the patient to obtain 2,200 calories per day through feeding, and the patient also loves to obtain 1000 “Milligrams of vitamin C per day, 10,000 mg of vitamin D and 50 mg of zinc.”

The Director of the Clinical Nutrition Department at the Dubai Health Authority stated that the treatment of a patient (Covid-19) proceeds in two parallel lines: health and drug care on the one hand, and correct nutrition on the other hand, indicating that it is preferable for those affected by this type of patients to have adequate quantities of meat and eggs. Consider it a high-protein product.

She stated that the themes and topics of the conference were scientifically and medically related to the details of people’s lives and health of all ages, as they included: the latest studies related to the Corona pandemic and immunity, whether at the level of the UAE or neighboring countries and countries of the world, and changes in nutrition and lifestyle during Corona (Covid-19), And the effect of Virus Corona on mental health and quality.

It also included: assessment of the eating and lifestyle habits of pregnant women during the Coronavirus pandemic, the role of intermittent fasting in human immunity, food safety and shopping during the period of the Covid-19 pandemic, and the role of vitamins and minerals in enhancing immunity. In addition to a variety of specialized topics, including: proper nutrition for the elderly, diets and the importance of nutrition in the treatment of oncological diseases, diabetes, intestinal diseases and kidney diseases, tube and intravenous feeding, nutrition and promoting recovery after heart operations and surgeries, and other important topics.

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