Check your Nutritional Status
Find out how your swallowing problems affects you
Check if you are at risk
The risk of lacking energy and nutrients when you have swallowing problems is very high. This might be followed by the risk of being malnourished. Therefore, it is particularly important to recognize the first signs of this as quickly as possible. So how can you assess your nutritional status?
Analysis of your nutritional status and diagnosis of an inadequate diet can be undertaken by the doctor treating you, on the basis of a variety of tests and a thorough medical history. A BMI (body mass index) check – measuring your height versus your weight can provide you with the first indications of a possible risk.
Body mass index and nutritional status
BMI measurement evaluates if your bodyweight is proportional to your height. A quick BMI check will generate your BMI number. Together with the checklist, this information will serve as the basis for a medical consultation and to find out if your food intake meets your needs.