Dr. Lewis Suskiewicz, M. D., a distinguished local internist retired from Inova Fairfax and Fair Oaks Hospitals, spoke about senior nutrition to the Woman’s Club of McLean at its meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 2. During his speech, he addressed the nutritional adjustments that seniors often must make because of physical changes that occur during aging.
Much of the doctor’s talk focused on weight control. Older people, he said, generally need to reduce the number of calories they consume because they are less active than previously and have less muscle mass and lower hormonal levels. Moreover, being overweight can cause increased stress on joints and the back and also can affect medications.
DSuskiewicz has lived and practiced in Northern Virginia since 1975 and has received numerous professional awards and appointments. He has served on professional committees and hospital staffs, taught in medical schools and practiced privately.