How do we counsel our patients with regards to lifestyle intervention ??? Will it be successful ??Created by:
I am sure a lot of healthcare professionals have encountered the challenging scenario to counsel patients to change their sedentary lifestyle. The patients cohort with metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes mellitus, hypercholesterolemia, fatty liver disease, history of ischeamic heart disease, increased body mass index or obesity, and etc will require regular exercise and diet intervention to reduce their cardiovascular risk and risk of other medical related complications. It is usually very easy for us to say to the patients that they need to reduce the weight by exercising and diet plan. But, most of the time, patients will not follow our advise. I totally agree that such a simple medical intervention is indeed not simple or easy to do. Do you encountered such a scenario as well ??? What will be the best way to counsel our patients with regards to lifestyle intervention ???