Lifestyle medicine is perfect for people who are seeking to improve their overall health. It can also help to prevent and reverse some chronic diseases such as coronary artery disease, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, and certain cancers. In addition, lifestyle medicine is beneficial for other chronic issues such as pain, obesity, high blood pressure, anxiety, and stress.
Lifestyle medicine is based on the six pillars of health: healthful eating, improving sleep, increasing physical activity, reducing stress, avoiding substance abuse, and managing relationships.
A typical initial visit includes a history and physical exam; vital signs*, risk factor assessment, physical, lab work interpretation, diagnosis and management, along with plans for collaborative care and referral, as necessary.
*Vital signs in this context not only include the temperature, blood pressure, and height/weight (BMI), but also assessment of physical activity levels/exercise participation and nutritional/diet intake as determinants of health and well-being.
Need more information?
MyPinnacleHealth provides patients across the central Pa. region with secure access to their health information. It is the fastest way to send a message to your doctor, refill prescriptions, get test results, and schedule and manage appointments, including video visits.Log-In or Sign Up Today
When it comes to health care for you and your family, UPMC is the best. It's easy to find the right doctor, health screenings and programs, classes and more.Contact Us