Liver Diseases pp 569-586 | Cite as

Medical Nutrition Therapy in Liver Disease

  • Anca Pantea Stoian
  • Andra Iulia Suceveanu
  • Adrian Paul Suceveanu
  • Laura Mazilu
  • Irinel Raluca Parepa


It is acknowledged that acute or chronic hepatic pathology produces numerous changes to the entire metabolism, but also to the nutritional status. One essential feature is the presence of protein-caloric malnutrition in both acute and chronic hepatic diseases; and its presence is considered a significant risk factor for morbimortality. Importantly, the Nutritional Care Process, part of the medical nutritional intervention develops the tools for the identification, diagnosis, correction and monitoring of malnutrition, but also of its complications. Moreover, the nutritional intervention tackles each hepatic pathology in its either acute or chronic form, determines and implements the caloric requirements and even the composition of macro- and micronutrients necessary for the achievement of an optimal nutritional status, corrects nutritional deficiencies and improves the life quality of the patient with liver impairment.


Nutrition care process Liver disease Malnutrition Liver therapy Medical nutrition 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anca Pantea Stoian
    • 1
  • Andra Iulia Suceveanu
    • 2
  • Adrian Paul Suceveanu
    • 2
  • Laura Mazilu
    • 3
  • Irinel Raluca Parepa
    • 4
  1. 1.Diabetes, Nutrition and Metabolic diseases Department, Faculty of MedicineUMF “Carol Davila”BucharestRomania
  2. 2.Internal Medicine Discipline—Gastroenterology Department, Faculty of MedicineOvidius UniversityConstanţaRomania
  3. 3.Oncology Discipline, Faculty of MedicineOvidius UniversityConstanţaRomania
  4. 4.Internal Medicine—Cardiology Department, Faculty of MedicineOvidius UniversityConstanţaRomania

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