Nutrition Prescription Calculator

This calculator provides estimated calorie and protein intake targets for outpatients with cirrhosis. Importantly, these target ranges are just an estimate, particularly in patients with excess body water (i.e.) ascites, edema.  Although the ranges are an excellent starting point, the target intake may need to be adjusted depending on specific patient characteristics. For example, patients with complications of cirrhosis (ascites, hepatic encephalopathy) may have a calorie target at the higher end of the range. Patients who are overweight/obese and have been advised to lose weight may have a calorie target at the lower end of the range. All results should be reviewed with a health care practitioner.