On the question of nutrition of children with rheumatic diseases
Keywords:diet, children, rheumatic diseases
The article presents data from recent studies on the influence of active components of food and diet on the course of rheumatic diseases, it was discussed the main current recommendations for patient nutrition.
It has been shown that nutrition does not have a proven direct effect on the course of rheumatic diseases in children, which is why without standardized drug therapy can not prescribe any diet, but by increasing the variety of foods and their overall harmonization, the doctor's recommended diet reduce the manifestations of comorbid conditions or side effects of treatment. In children with rheumatic pathology who have lesions of the visceral organs (heart, liver, kidneys), the diet should be used in accordance with the guidelines for the treatment of relevant pathological conditions. Similarly, only patients with a proven deficiency of vitamins (including vitamin D) should be prescribed the necessary drugs in accordance with the relevant guidelines. In the case of a combination of such disorders, it is advisable to individualize the diet with the involvement of a professional nutritionist. Pediatric patients with rheumatic diseases and their parents should be informed by a physician about the importance of a healthy diet that meets the age requirements and includes a variety of foods high in grains, fruits and vegetables, low in saturated fat, moderate in sugar, but complete removal of any -what foods from the diet is impractical.
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