Family medicine is a specialty that focuses on comprehensive primary care of people of all ages. Having a long-lasting relationship with a local family doctor who knows your health history and current dietary needs is greatly beneficial. A family physician can diagnose and treat all types of conditions that might require medication, surgery or lifestyle changes such as eating more calcium. Because there is such a connection between your health and what you eat, your local family physician may advise you to work with a local registered dietitian or nutritionist. For example, eating a diet low in sodium and fat can reduce your risk of developing heart disease or stroke.
Family medicine is a specialty that focuses on muscular and skeletal issues often treated by a physiotherapist or massage therapist. Always consult with your local family Physician for direction to an allied healthcare professional for a referral or recommendation on who to see. The A1C target for most patients is 7.0% or lower. Keeping your A1C within a normal range can help reduce the complications of diabetes in the future. In combination with a healthy mean plan, daily physical exercise can significantly contribute to overall health and improved blood glucose control.
If you have COPD, it’s important to see your physician regularly as the disease is characterized by flare-ups and remissions and if you don’t take the appropriate steps it can continue to get worse. In some cases it affects patients silently and it’s only later that it impacts their quality of life, leading to hospitalization or death.