Time To Re-Think and Rebuild: Need to Minimize the Pill and Re-Emphasize the Role of Risk Factors Modification in Life Style Disorders

Authors

  • Rahul Bogam Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC), Doha, Qatar
  • Mariya P Jiandani PT School & Centre, Seth GSMC & KEMH, Parel, Mumbai, India
  • Mohamed Iheb Bougmiza Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC), Doha, Qatar
  • Yousef Al-Hamaid King Faisal University, Alhasa, Saudi Arabia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.55489/njcm.130620221280

Keywords:

Lifestyle Disorders, Diabetes, Hypertension, Workplace based Interventions

Abstract

An increase of lifestyle diseases (LSDs) has been driven by predominantly four important risk factors viz. unhealthy diet, hazardous alcohol use, tobacco use and physical inactivity. The present paper is envisioned to emphasize personal viewpoints and elucidations about vital role of behavioral risk factors in the management of lifestyle diseases particularly regarding Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes (T2DM) and Hypertension as well as an associated risk of pharmacological measures in treating such illnesses. Type 2 Diabetes is considered as irreversible and incurable chronic disease based on traditional means of management. Though, the current research promotes complete reversal of diabetes with the help of simple lifestyle measures. Health care professionals are encouraged to converse with their patients regarding health benefits of exercise, healthy diet and other lifestyle measures. Patient centered behaviour involving reducing tobacco use, controlling alcohol consumption, improving sleep patterns, balanced diet and mental wellbeing should be targeted by health care professional. Early diagnosis, prompt initiation of healthy lifestyle measures and delayed drug treatment could be an effective strategy not only to combat LSDs but also to develop positive attitudes towards life.

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2022-06-30

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Bogam R, Jiandani MP, Bougmiza MI, Al-Hamaid Y. Time To Re-Think and Rebuild: Need to Minimize the Pill and Re-Emphasize the Role of Risk Factors Modification in Life Style Disorders. Natl J Community Med [Internet]. 2022 Jun. 30 [cited 2024 May 29];13(06):411-4. Available from: https://njcmindia.com/index.php/file/article/view/1280

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