Health Risk Management

Factors like age and genetics can increase your risk for certain conditions.

What is health risk management?

Health risk management is the process of uncovering your health risks and taking steps to minimize your potential for those conditions. Health risk management addresses your long-term health and can help you avoid a wide range of preventable illnesses.

What conditions can be addressed with health risk management?

Health risk management is an essential part of preventive medicine. Patients can prevent a number of serious health conditions with health risk management. They include:

  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Stroke
  • Alzheimer's
  • High cholesterol

During your visit, you and your doctor discuss your medical history, family history, and lifestyle. You might also undergo a physical exam. Your doctor uses this information to identify health risks based on your personal health, family history, and lifestyle choices.

Many chronic conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure can be effectively prevented with changes to your habits and lifestyle. Your doctor will provide you with a personalized plan that’s designed to help you limit your specific health risks.

In addition to sticking to the lifestyle changes recommended by your doctor, you’ll also need to correspond with your doctor regularly to ensure there are no changes to your health or increase of your risks.

How can I limit my risks?

Dietary and lifestyle choices have a major impact on your health risks. Some of the best practices for limiting your health risks include:

Exercise daily

Exercising daily is good for both your physical and mental health. You can avoid issues like osteoporosis, anxiety, and poor blood circulation with regular exercise.

Limit excessive sugar consumption

Excessive consumption of sugar is a leading cause of obesity. Obesity can result in a number of preventable conditions like Type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

At Heal 360, your doctor will help you develop a plan designed to manage your specific health risks. Your plan can include a number of solutions, including exercise recommendations, nutrition and diet changes, and eliminating certain activities like smoking.

To learn more about how health risk management can help you protect your health, book an appointment at Heal 360 Primary & Urgent Care by phone or online today.