Dietology is a medical field that is concerned with rational nutrition, energy and nutrient needs of the body and the ways to alter them with special diets in the treatment of particular diseases.
The most common diseases: obesity, bulimia, anorexia, chronic kidney disease, liver failure, inflammatory bowel diseases, oncological and other diseases.
According to the data of the World Health Organization (WHO), overweight and obesity are some of the most severe health problems in Europe and are already increasing to an epidemic level.
At our Centre, we consult adults and children on all questions related to a healthy diet and give advice to overweight, obese patients, those who have various conditions, pregnant or breastfeeding women, people who work out, vegetarians, and anyone for whom it is important to have a balanced diet.
Before recommending the most suitable diet for you, the dietitian will prescribe the necessary exams (lab tests, body composition analysis, etc.) and evaluate your individual needs, life habits, and health problems.
A dietitian at our Centre usually determines the cause of the health problem and prescribes treatment in 1 day.*
*Sometimes for the final diagnosis to be confirmed, an exam which may take more than one day is needed. The doctor or medical staff performing the exam will inform you if this is the case.
The consultation will be more effective if you bring a food diary, i.e. a record of what, when and how much you (or your child) ate for the last 7 days.
Dietology services and prices
Centre standard price Eur with a referral letter Centre For clients who are covered by compulsory health insurance
Regular price Regular For clients who are not covered by compulsory health insurance
Consultation of the doctor
Consultation of the nutritionist
Repeated consultation of the nutritionist
What factors affect the price?
The prices indicated below apply to citizens of the Republic of Lithuania and the European Union.
If you are coming from another country please check the price by telephoning or sending an email.
When are the examinations are carried out:
2 hours for the most common (routine) blood tests and urinalysis.
The reports of computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance tomography (MRT) imaging and other
instrumental examinations are usually ready immediately, i.e within 2-3 hours after the examination.
Patients about us
FAQ (frequently asked questions)
Schedule an appointment at the dietitian’s office, if:
- you are overweight (BMI>25);
- you are obese (BMI>30);
- your waist circumference exceeds 88 cm (in women) or 102 cm (in men);
- you have diabetes and fail to control the glucose level in the blood;
- you have conditions which require a balanced diet to recover and/or sustain you health;
- you are in greater need of a balanced diet because of pregnancy or breast feeding;
- you are in greater need of a balanced diet because of your lifestyle (vegetarianism, intense physical activity).
First, the doctor will listen to your complaints, evaluate the results of the exams done in advance and prescribe additional tests, if needed. Together you will discuss your lifestyle and your expectations.
Finally, the doctor will offer you a nutrition plan tailored to your needs, recommend procedures (for example, hydrotherapy, massages), level of physical activity, give advice on ways to correct your lifestyle and set the date for the next appointment.
The consultation takes 45 minutes.
Obesity is a chronic condition that results from excessive fat accumulation and may cause a lot of complications.
One of the tools that helps diagnose obesity is the body mass index (BMI), which is calculated following this formula:
|BMI value||BMI value Degree of obesity||Health risk|
|18.5-24.9||Normal weight||No risk|
|25.0-29.9||Overweight||Low, should try to prevent weight gain|
|30.0-34.9||Class I obesity||Increased, must lose weight|
|35-39.9||Class II obesity||High, must lose weight|
|>40||Class III (morbid) obesity||Very high, must lose weight|
Less than 18.5: underweight, which poses a higher risk of developing certain diseases caused by low weight and undernutrition. A higher calorie diet is recommended in order to reach normal weight.
18.5-24.9: normal weight. Healthy diet, being physically active and keeping the current body mass is recommended.
25-29.9: overweight, which increases the risk of developing obesity-related diseases. It is very important to watch one’s weight, improve one’s diet, and increase physical activity in order to prevent further weight gain. If the patient already has obesity-related conditions (atherosclerosis, type 2 diabetes, increased cholesterol levels in the blood, arterial hypertension, etc.), losing some weight is recommended.
30-34.9: class I obesity, which poses an average risk of developing obesity-related diseases. Losing weight—following a diet, increasing physical activity—is recommended. The doctor may prescribe medication for obesity treatment.
35-39.9: class II obesity, which poses a high risk of developing obesity-related diseases. Losing weight—following a diet, increasing physical activity—is recommended. The doctor may prescribe medication for obesity treatment.
>40: class III obesity, which poses a very high risk of developing obesity-related diseases. Losing weight—following a diet, increasing physical activity—is recommended. The doctor may prescribe medication for obesity treatment or recommend surgical treatment.
Anyone can gain weight. However, some people have a higher risk of becoming obese. Body weight can increase because of some illnesses or medication, but in most cases, obesity is caused by an unhealthy diet.
Obesity is not just a cosmetic problem. Excess weight increases the risk of developing some diseases:
- arterial hypertension
- type 2 diabetes
- heart diseases
- liver and gallbladder disorders
- malignant diseases
Diets only have a short-term effect. The dietitian will tailor an effective obesity treatment programme for you. At our Centre, dietitians can also consult specialists who specialize in the treatment of obesity in other fields—endocrinologists, psychotherapists, sports medicine doctors, physiotherapists, surgeons—in order to achieve the best result.