Healthcare covers a whole range of services, from surgery to rehabilitation, weight loss to diabetes education, and everything in between. Patients can find help with medical issues and procedures like weight loss, dealing with chronic pain, knee replacement surgery and diabetes education. Hospitals are also taking the lead in promoting healthier lifestyles that allow them to get upstream, as it were, of common diseases and conditions like diabetes and heart disease.
Doctor supported weight loss
Most people don’t realize that they can get help, advice, nutritional counseling and support for weight loss at hospitals and medical facilities. It is estimated that more than one out of three or over one third of all adults are obese. Medically, a person is considered overweight when their weight is 10% to 20% higher than normal. Normal weight is determined by referring to a standard height/weight chart. A body mass index (BMI) of 25 to 30 is considered normal.
Weight loss can be achieved through the right combination of diet and exercise. Weight loss is considered one of the best preventative health measures, because obesity increases the risk for a number of diseases including heart disease and stroke. In fact, a weight loss of 5%-10% has been proven to reduce the risk of developing heart disease.
Weight loss as preventative medicine
Weight loss support can help those trying to achieve a healthy weight, because the leading problem people face on trying to lose weight is motivation. About half of those trying to lose weight don’t succeed because they lack the self-discipline. Motivation, nutritional counseling and exercise can become the three pillars of a weight loss strategy.
The recommended amount of physical activity for adult is just 30 minutes a day, but less than 5% achieve that. On a weekly basis, just one out of three adults gets the recommended amount of physical activity. Doctor supervised weight loss programs provide the necessary motivation and discipline for people to reach and maintain a healthy weight, reducing their risks for serious diseases.
Like weight loss, diabetes education is seen as preventative medicine, informing people of the risk of being overweight and the importance of healthy eating and physical activity. Maintaining a healthy weight can help in the management of diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure. As well as complex treatments and surgery like knee replacement surgery, hospitals give great importance to preventative medicine and health education that can prevent serious problems and diseases from developing.
Healthy eating is likewise essential for lowering the risk for type 2 diabetes. Physical activity plays a significant part in reducing health risks. Managing blood glucose (sugar)m blood pressure and unhealthy cholesterol can all help to prevent and manage type 2 diabetes.
Primary care also include chronic pain treatment, physical therapy and physical rehabilitation. From more complex treatments and surgery like knee replacement surgery and orthopedic surgery to preventative medicine like diabetes education and weight loss, hospitals offer a range of services.