Metabolic Health Conditions & Treatments
Many metabolic related health conditions can be managed effectively and respond well to practical treatment programs from your physiologist.
Metabolic Health Conditions Treated at Live Well Rehab include:
Proper nutrition and exercise can improve many metabolic health conditions. The practical nutritional and physiology treatment programs at Live Well Rehab handle conditions such as Diabetes, Obesity, Hypercholesterolemia and other chronic conditions. Live Well Rehab has a team of professionals in nutrition and exercise physiology that help people with these disorders to live a better life. Contacting our team will help you identify the kind of treatment that best suits you according to your unique condition.
Diabetes is one of the major current epidemics challenging Australia’s health system. Diabetes affects a significant portion of the population since every person with diabetes has another person taking care of them. Healthy eating and physical activities are among the effective treatment for diabetes. They provide control of blood glucose and ensure overall health. Regular exercise has been reported to cause increased self-esteem, enhanced clarity of thought and reduce stress, which are some of the effects that are associated with diabetes. A healthy diet ensures that the required amount of glucose is in your meals.
If you are a patient of diabetes struggling with exercise and your diet, you can have a chat with our team of professionals at Live Well Rehab to help you identify the type of activities and nature of the meals you should be intaking. Changing your diet and having the proper exercise routine can go a long way in helping you control your blood glucose, reduce stress, boost your self-esteem and have overall good health.
Obesity is another health challenge affecting the majority of Australia’s population. Obesity is mainly caused by an imbalance of calories consumed and those expended. However, it may also be a result of depression, genetics, some medications; such as antidepressants, and diseases such as Cushing and hypothyroidism. The most effective treatment of obesity includes proper dieting, physical exercise, and cognitive behavioural therapy. Achieving treatment of obesity using a diet involves swapping unhealthy and high-energy meals such as fast foods, with healthier choices like fruits, vegetables, and many other alternatives. Although diet programs help lose weight through reducing the amount of calorie intake, physical exercise is necessary to maintain a healthy weight.
A visit to Live Well Rehab will provide you with an opportunity to interact with our professionals in dietary and exercise physiology to help guide you on the most suitable diet and exercise plan for you. Our programs on obesity treatment are aimed to educate on issues such as portion size, healthy eating, and adaptability to behaviour changes. The programs are also friendly about what to eat and not the over-restricting food type. It is also based on a gradual process with lasting results and not the usual rapid ways of weight loss, which are unlikely to last.
Hypercholesterolemia is a condition where there is a high amount of cholesterol in the blood. It is also a common health condition in Australia that usually attacks individuals with susceptible genotypes. It is mostly contributed to dietary factors such as intake of foods saturated with fats, fortified foods with sterols and more. Victim of this condition should be willing to make lifestyle changes regarding diet and exercise, which are amongst the effective treatment programs. In dieting, the best way to reduce the amount of cholesterol is to lower the amount of saturated fat and trans fat. This includes the limit in consumption of red meat and some dairy products made from milk. Becoming more active in physical activity lowers the amount of cholesterol in ones body. These include exercises like walking, aerobics, swimming, dancing and bicycling.
Having a talk with professionals in nutrition and exercise physiology at Live Well Rehab will give you an opportunity to access several options that guide you towards the best program that you can undertake to help in the treatment of hypercholesterolemia. The team can point you towards habits that are contributing to the worsening of your condition and also direct you towards the most convenient way to improve your health and reduce the chances of liver diabetes, stress, and obesity.
Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are disorders of the blood vessels and the heart. These chronic conditions include peripheral arterial disease, congenital heart disease, coronary heart diseases and much more. Stroke and heart failure and coronary heart disease have been of the main causes of death in Australia. Studies have repeatedly shown that increased physical activity and healthy nutrition decreases the risk of developing chronic conditions. However, physical exercise must be regulated according to the condition of the patient to avoid adverse consequences of extreme exercise to individuals suffering from chronic heart failure. “You are what you eat” is a very common expression and to a larger extent, a true one. It emphasizes the importance of having a balanced, healthy diet to achieve overall well being. Healthy eating of a balanced diet helps reduce chances of chronic conditions and improve the health of patients affected.
Taking chances with your cardiac health is a dangerous risk. Speaking with our professional physiologists can help you find ways in which you can improve your health through exercise, if suffering from any chronic conditions and also how to avoid such conditions to those not affected.