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Advanced Medical Group
450 Old Peachtree Road, N.W.
Suite 102
Suwanee, GA 30024-7289

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Advanced Care Program: Paralysis

Nutrition & Spinal Cord Injury

Good nutrition is good for everyone. For individuals with paralysis, nutrition plays a vital role in your overall health. A healthy diet can help maintain proper weight and reduce many complications. The change in lifestyle and activities associated with paralysis can lead to weight gain. Being overweight can make it difficult for you to transfer. A healthy diet can also help to prevent future complications:

  • A healthy diet that includes high fiber and plenty of fluids helps regulate your bowel program.
  • A healthy diet, low in fats, can help control your cholesterol levels which can help prevent heart disease.
  • A healthy diet helps keep your skin healthy which can help prevent pressure sores.
  • Drinking plenty of water can help prevent bladder and kidney stones and help prevent urinary tract infections.

Good nutrition, staying active, exercise, and not smoking can help prevent complications and let you live a more active lifestyle.

Paralysis Topics

Recognizing and Preventing Autonomic Dysreflexia
Recognizing and Preventing Pressure Sores
Recognizing and Preventing Urinary Tract Infections
Skin Care
Osteoporosis and Fractures
Bowel Management
Respiratory Complications
Smoking and Paralysis
Male Sexuality
The Importance of Range of Motion Exercises
Female Sexuality
Nutrition & Spinal Cord Injury
Wheelchair Cushion Maintenance
Latex Allergies

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