Lifestyle medicine is a branch of medical practice used in the PREVENTION, treatment and even REVERSING (in some cases) chronic diseases like:
- heart diseases
- mental health issues and
- certain cancers.
This is done mainly through advise on nutrition and exercise.
Management of sleep and stress, minimizing use harmful substances and behaviors and encouraging strong social connection and interactions also play important roles.
Lifestyle medicine has a positive effect on the IMMUNE SYSTEM.
Most diseases can be prevented or delaed. It is a matter of choice.
A consultation would include:
- Medical history
- Physical examination
- Baseline investigations where appropriate
- Discussion and
- Management plan with the doctor.
Patient would be actively involved in the management with regular follow up.