Outpatient Nutrition

Personalized Nutrition Assessment and Education

Good nutrition is an important part of your health and healing, and can be at the root of some medical problems. At Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center, you have access to a registered dietitian who provides outpatient nutrition assessment and education tailored to your needs.

Medical nutrition consultation is available for many conditions, and is arranged by referral from your physician. Our services include nutritional management for:

  • Food allergies/intolerances
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Weight management/obesity
  • Eating disorders
  • Malnutrition/poor weight gain
  • Healthy eating education
  • Digestive disorders
  • Heart disease
  • Liver disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Mineral deficiencies

Our nutrition services are available for adults and children. Your appointment should be scheduled and approved through your physician’s written referral, which should include your diagnosis, reason for consultation and insurance pre-authorization, if needed.

For further information, please contact the dietitian at (714) 966-7233. To schedule an appointment, please call  833-266-5387.

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What Does Stress Do to Your Body?

Life can be quite stressful. What to do? While we strive to be more about solutions than problems, understanding how stress affects our bodies is a first step in awareness. Be on the lookout for physical signs of stress and get the help you need to manage through the seasons of life.


Headaches

Difficulty Sleeping

Depression, Anxiety

Eating Disorders, Increase in Alcohol or Substance Use

Heart Disease, such as High Blood Pressure

Shortness of Breath, Rapid Breathing

Digestive, Acid Reflux, Nausea

Diabetes

Decline in Sexual Desire or Fertility, Effects on Menstrual Cycles or Menopause

Diarrhea, Constipation

What You Can Do

If you notice one or more ongoing symptoms of stress, please talk with a doctor. Other ways to manage stress:

  • Seek out relaxing activities, such as breathing exercises or meditation.
  • Get regular exercise, such as 10 minutes of walking, three times a day.
  • Stay connected to those who can provide emotional support.
  • Set goals. Start as small or basic as you need and be mindful of accomplishments.
  • Learn to say “no” if you feel like you’re taking on too much.

Sources:
National Institute of Mental Health
American Psychological Association