Dr. Uchenna Nweze

Dr. Uchenna Nweze

MBBS, FRACGP, Dip Dermatology
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Dr. Uchenna studied medicine and practiced in Nigeria (Enugu). He has also practiced in 2 other continents Trinidad & Tobago and the British Virgin Islands before coming to Australia.

Dr. Uchenna worked in SA, Northern Qld, NSW, and Gold Coast areas – Nerang, Helensvale, and Parkwood before joining us at Amtan Medical Pimpama Junction.

He has a keen interest in Skin Cancer checks & general Dermatology, Chronic Illnesses including Diabetes/Asthma/COPD, Mental Health Care, Child Health/Paediatrics, Aesthetic medicine, Women’s Health, Men’s Health, Travel Vaccinations and Immunisations and can perform Contraceptive Implant insertion/removal and minor procedures.

Languages: English and Igbo

Nutrients: Sources and why you need them

Feeding your body with essential nutrients will not only help you to maintain a healthy body, but it also reflects on your skin as well. Fill your diet with plenty of vegetables, fruits, protein, etc.

Nutrients will help to make energy, grow, develop, and reproduce.

There are two types of nutrients:

  1. Macronutrients (carbohydrate, protein, and fat)
  2. Micronutrients (vitamins and minerals)

1. Macronutrients

Carbohydrates are used for quick energy in cells and they are rich in grains, cereal, bread, pasta, potatoes, fruits, and sweets such as soda and candy.

Proteins are made up of amino acids and 21 amino acids make up all the kinds of proteins for your body needs. You need to get the essential amino acids (9 aminoacids) through the food. Eat meat, fish, beans, and eggs to get protein for your body, which is rich protein content.

Fats are called lipids that store energy in the chemical bonds and they are essential in our body to cushion organs, protect our cells, to digest and absorb food properly, and send signals in the form of hormones around our body.

2. Micronutrients

Two main types of vitamins will help to shore up bones, heal wounds, and bolster your immune system; 

  1. Fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E, and K)
  2. Water-soluble vitamins (B and C)

Vitamins will convert food into energy, and repair cellular damage.

Minerals will help your body to grow, develop, and also to stay healthy. The body uses minerals to perform many different functions like the formation of bones and teeth, muscle contraction, nerve transmission, immune system health, etc.

Special InterestSkin Cancer, Dermatology, Chronic Disease Management.
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