At the end of the form, he will have to report all his previous pathologies by carefully filling the pathological history, so that Prof. Castaldo and the nutritionist in charge can develop a nutritional therapy able to address the various existing pathologies.
At the same time, the patient will rigorously complete the nutritional assessment form, recording all the nutritional parameters as indicated by the platform.
It is also important that the patient attaches a series of medical tests.
These are blood tests, electrocardiogram, abdominal ultrasound and, if possible, reports of specialist visits related to the pathologies mentioned in the anamnesis. You will also submit a complete and documented list of any medications or supplements taken at the time of the visit.
Finally, once the Consent and Authorisation for data processing has been completed, you will send the form to the responsible nutritionist and Prof. Castaldo.
Prof. Castaldo, together with the nutritionist in charge, will examine the anamnestic data reported by the patient, evaluate the attached diagnostic sheets and create a personalized nutritional plan, prescribing the diet, together with the necessary supplements to implement the nutritional program, aimed at restoring the patient’s health.
The dietary plan will be sent to the patient as soon as possible after the submission of the fully completed form.
Prof. Castaldo will determine the duration of the prescribed dietary phase.
Please note that this feature will be deactivated at the end of the first stage of the program if the follow-up visit is not purchased.
For a more accurate nutritional diagnosis, it is always recommended that all patients attach blood tests, electrocardiogram and abdominal ultrasound performed recently and, in any case, not older than one year, if the current state of health is good, while in the case of important pathologies it is advisable to have the tests done when purchasing the first consultation.
Usual tests that all patients must attach:
urinalysis, blood glucose, insulin, BUN, creatinine, GOT transaminase, GPT transaminase, GT gamma, total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, triglycerides, CBC, vitamin D.
Additional important tests for patients with cardiovascular, renal or metabolic diseases:
eGFR, ricemia, C-peptide, glycated hemoglobin (only in case of diabetes), albuminemia, homocysteinemia, sodium, potassium, calcemia, TSH, FT3, FT4, INR and any other tests that have been requested by the attending physician to study the in-depth diagnosis of the patient’s pathologies.
A patient in apparently good health who attaches older analyses or does not attach them at all will have to declare on his own responsibility in the file that his analyses have always been normal in order to receive the nutritional programme.
The electrocardiogram must be attached by all patients. The patient with cardiovascular pathologies must still attach the cardiological consultation and possibly other tests revealing the cardiovascular diagnosis carried out, such as: echocardiogram, stress test, dynamic holter, blood pressure holter, ultrasound Doppler TSA, etc., if these tests show altered values.
A patient in apparently good health who attaches an old EKG or does not attach it at all, will still have to declare on their own responsibility in the chart that their cardiovascular tests have always been normal in order to receive the nutritional programme.
Abdominal ultrasound is another medical investigation that all patients should attach. This test should be included in the case of patients suffering from medium-severe steatosis, gallstones or kidney stones.
A patient in apparently good health who attaches the result of an older ultrasound scan of the abdomen or does not attach it at all, will still have to declare on his own responsibility in the chart that the abdominal tests have always been normal in order to receive the nutritional programme.