In large part, you’re in control of your health, not your doctor. And taking control of your health doesn’t really depend on whether or not you have medical conditions.
Taking control means developing habits and discipline.
The most important thing you can do is educate yourself. Learn about your health problems and how you can take care of your body. What do the latest studies say? The Internet is an excellent place to research health issues. Sometimes just finding different ways of doing things can help.
Now, take the time to decide what your health goals for the next year will be. Write the goal(s) down. Some examples of goals might be:
- to stop yo-yo dieting and focus on get healthier.
- to start exercising regularly.
- to move toward my perfect weight.
- to find alternative ways to control diabetes.
Then list specific ways you can accomplish these goals. For instance, try a new healthy dinner recipe once a week, go to the gym five days a week, or research nutrition on the Internet 10 minutes a day.
Work on your mind and thought patterns. You have to believe that you can become healthy and reach your ideal weight before you will be able to do so. Learning to accept what you can’t change, but striving to change what you can, is key. A large part of succeeding in health improvement is being comfortable with yourself to begin with.
Find time to do something good to reward yourself for making this commitment to improve your health. Reward yourself each week as you find yourself accomplishing your goals.
If you have another person to work with, you will be more successful in meeting your health goals. This partner should be someone you can trust to share your feelings with.
It helps to have a partner for accountability. We work harder when we know someone is watching us and holding us accountable. A good partner also helps us stay realistic in our goals and challenges us to grow.
Try to find someone who will encourage you in the down times and celebrate your successes with you as you accomplish your goals. And of course you need to be that kind of a partner to your friend in return.
You might consider forming an informal support group with some of your friends or acquaintances. People who belong to a group with mutual interests and a shared purpose accomplish more. A group might get together weekly or monthly and discuss progress or concerns and help encourage each other. Sometimes all a person might need is another opinion or just a little encouragement to help them get past a place where they are having problems. Even if you are doing great, perhaps you could be of help to someone else who is struggling.
Communication is important when putting together a group. Set up a regular time and method to report progress to each other and stick to it. Set realistic benchmarks to monitor your progress. Reward yourselves for your effort. Do something fun as a group once in a while.
There can be great rewards in working with others toward common goals. It makes the journey more enjoyable as well as more productive.
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5 Ways to Take Control of Your Heart Health
Heart disease affects men and women of all ages. So, don't wait to start working on a healthy heart. Tiffany Randolph, MD, with Cone Health Medical Group HeartCare at Northline Avenue, shares 5 ways to take control of your heart health.
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Be Your Own Advocate and Take Control of Your Health
Up next on The Balancing Act, why being your own advocate is key to managing your health. We'll hear from two patients who didn't let their diagnosis stop them from advocating for others.
For Ed, a previous addition to opioids made him and his patient advocate fight harder to get proper care for his diabetic nerve pain.
After getting diagnosed with myasthenia gravis, Teresa wanted to do her part in helping others get diagnosed, so they don't have to struggle as she did.
Men: Take Control of Your Health
It's important for men to start doing what's needed to get and stay healthy. That includes eating right, taking the time to exercise, and getting preventive services, such as screenings for cholesterol, blood pressure, and depression, or getting a flu shot.
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How to Take Control of Your Health When Everything Feels Out of Control
Dr. Robert Berk from Capital Health OB/GYN - Browns Mills talks about the importance of preventive care in the time of COVID, the typical timing of women’s health screenings, determining if an in-person visit or video visit is right for you, and more.
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Take Control of Your Health: Annie App for Veterans
The care plan you’ve received from your doctor may feel overwhelming. The Annie App can help. By reminding you of your doctor’s instructions through alerts on your mobile phone, Annie empowers you to manage your own care and stay healthy, wherever you are. Learn more at mobile.va.gov/app/annie-app-veterans.
Take Back Control Of Your Health | Interview with Dr. Jeffrey Pierce
“With the right information and motivation, people can get to the root cause of their illnesses and cure themselves.”
Dr. Pierce is a board certified family medicine physician. He is passionate about using a whole food, plant-based diet and other lifestyle medicine modalities to help people get healthier, get off of medications, and live longer, fuller lives. His goal is to meet his patients where they are, and work with them at their pace to improve their health, one day at a time.
Since beginning his journey in plant-based medicine, he has been repeatedly amazed to learn how a very healthy diet and lifestyle habits can help prevent, treat, and even sometimes reverse illnesses such as overweight and obesity, diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, high cholesterol, fatty liver disease, chronic kidney disease, autoimmune diseases such as arthritis, multiple sclerosis and colitis, as well as depression, early dementia, and some cancers.
In addition to seeing patients with the above mentioned chronic conditions, he also has a special interest in using the power of lifestyle to help support a healthy pregnancy.
Dr. Pierce was born and raised in South Texas. He went to the University of Texas - Pan American for undergraduate studies and then Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. He learned how to be a family doctor through his training at the Santa Rosa Family Medicine Residency in northern California, and later completed a fellowship in global health leadership at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital.
He has worked teaching residents and caring for patients in outpatient clinics, hospital wards, and emergency rooms in northern California, as well as working extensively around the globe, including El Salvador, Honduras, Peru, the Philippines, Lesotho, Malawi, South Sudan, and Kenya.
In addition to his work in lifestyle medicine, he continues to practice and teach high risk and surgical obstetrics, mentor outstanding family residents in global health, and to teach point-of-care ultrasound through the Global Ultrasound Institute.
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#WomensHealthWeek --- Take Control of Your Health
Women are usually so busy taking care of everyone around them that sometimes they forget to take care of themselves. This #WomensHealthWeek be sure to get up-to-date on things like your mammogram, Pap test, and annual visit with your healthcare provider. Something as simple as getting screened could save your life.
Early detection is the key to beating cancer and getting screened regularly may find breast, cervical and colorectal (colon) cancers early, when treatment is likely to work best. Schedule your screening today:
The Well Woman HealthCheck Program helps low-income, uninsured, and underinsured women gain access to breast and cervical cancer screening and diagnostic services, including: clinical breast exams, mammograms, pap tests and pelvic exams. Diagnostic testing such as ultrasounds, biopsies and other tests are also available if screening results are abnormal. Referrals are made for treatment as necessary.
The American Cancer Society states that 1 in 3 women are at risk for getting cancer, and more than one million people in the United States are diagnosed with cancer each year. Get screened! Cancer prevention and early detection can save your life.
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If you've ever had a period, you’ve probably heard some myths about it. So, a hormone expert explains how they hold you back from taking action to heal your health.
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Taking Control of Your Health and Wellness in 2021
People usually approach the start of a new year with optimism – as a chance to wipe the slate clean and start fresh. After the 2020 we just endured, it would seem we need a fresh start more than ever. Whether you are making resolutions or simply looking to turn the page on what has been a difficult 2020, there are some simple steps to take to set you up for success. Wellness and Lifestyle Expert, Terra Wellington joins us to talk about everyone's priority this year and last: preventative lifestyle choices to stay on top of our health and happiness.
Taking Control of Our Health | Access Health
On this edition of Access Health, learn about the life-changing benefits of medical imaging, organ donation, and healthy habits.
Medical images are a window into your health, especially when you’ve suffered an accident or have chronic issues. That's why we're discussing the importance of viewing, sharing, and managing your medical images instantly. mymedicalimages.com makes it easy to access your images anytime, anywhere.
Next, Ereka Vetrini sits down with Judy Trew, the founder of The Heather Trew Foundation for Organ Eye and Tissue Donation, to discuss the life-changing effect signing up to be an organ donor has. Judy started the foundation to honor her daughter Heather, who believed that anyone who needed an organ donation should have the opportunity to have one.
Finally, witness one woman’s total transformation, one healthy habit at a time, and how she’s helping other woman transform their lives. Traci struggled with weight gain and unhealthy habits for years, but thanks to OPTAVIA, the “coached” became the coach!
Access Health brings a panel of three renowned experts to tackle important health and wellness topics in the fields of Medical, Nutrition and Fitness all from the female perspective. You can have access to healthier living, so tune in to Access Health airing Wednesday at 7:30 am ET/PT on Lifetime.
Webinar: CCF & Ciitizen-Take Control of Your Health Data
On August 12, the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation announced a partnership with Ciitizen. This partnership is formed around the belief that you should have full access to your health data. Cholangiocarcinoma patients have immediate access to the Ciitizen platform, which enables you to gather your medical records and leverage this platform to control your health data. When you control your data, you can more easily coordinate your care, get second opinions and contribute to the CCF registry. We’d like to introduce you to our friends at Ciitizen and the Ciitizen platform.
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Take Control Of Your Health Destiny Says Dr. Oz | Episode Highlights
Dr. Oz joins the #CarlosWatsonShow to shine a light on a problem in the American health care system that we don’t talk about enough — denialism. Hear how educating the American public on their health through television has helped Dr. Oz teach people to take control of their health destiny.
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Between fad diets, workout routines and an ever-growing list of supplements, Americans are looking for the best way to take control of their health. Registered Dietician Laura Buxenbaum, of the Dairy Alliance, joined us to discuss how fermented foods can boost our health. READ MORE:
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Know Your Numbers And Take Control Of Your Health
Dr Chris Steele, MBE & The Best of Health are committed to help those people over 50 enjoy a longer, healthier life. By knowing your blood pressure, cholesterol levels, blood sugar levels and weight, you can take control of your health.
As the 50+ age group could have any number of health issues ticking away undetected, it's best to Know Your Numbers. This is particularly important for items like cholesterol and blood pressure. It is one of the best ways to safeguard yourself, giving you and your family peace of mind.
Blood pressure, in its most simple terms, refers to the force that your heart exerts in order to pump blood around the body. It varies continually throughout the day, depending on a number of factors - most notably, whether you’re at rest or in a state of exertion.
Both high and low blood pressure can have implications when it comes to your health, so it’s important to understand your blood pressure readings, and know how to improve it, if required.
Your blood pressure test actually consists of two measurements, not one. The first measures the level of pressure when your heart pumps blood through the arteries and around the body. This reading, which measures systolic pressure, is when your heart is working at its hardest, and the pressure is at its highest.
The other reading is the level of pressure when the heart is at rest, between pumps. This is when the pressure is at its lowest and is referred to as diastolic pressure.
As a result, your reading will always feature two numbers, not one. Your blood pressure is measured in mmHg, which is millimetres of mercury, and the systolic, or higher pressure reading is always first, followed by the diastolic, or lower reading.
What is ‘Normal’?
An ideal systolic blood pressure is 120 or below, though too far below could indicate low blood pressure, which is also a problem. If your systolic reading ranges between 120 and 139, this means that you are in the ‘borderline’ category, and that your blood pressure is higher than desirable.
If, however, your reading is 140 or higher, this is considered to be hypertension, or clinically high blood pressure.
A diastolic blood pressure result of 80 is considered normal. If it’s between 80 and 89, it is higher than ideal; if it is 90 or higher, again, this is a sign of hypertension.
So, for example, if you have a blood pressure reading of 120/80, this indicates that your blood pressure is perfectly normal. If you have a reading of 140/90, you’re recognised as having hypertension, which can increase your risk of heart disease and other related conditions.
Home Monitoring or Doctor’s Surgery: Which is Better?
Most people, when they want to have their blood pressure checked, visit their GP. However, there are a wide range of home blood pressure monitors available to buy, which can prove useful to those who want to keep tabs on their health from the comfort of their own home.
Indeed, according to recent research undertaken at the University of Leuven in Belgium, home blood pressure monitors are particularly useful for patients who have slightly elevated blood pressure, as it enables easier and more accurate assessment of the condition.
What about monitoring your cholesterol levels?
In order to be considered healthy, you should have:
•Total cholesterol levels of 5mmol/ L or less
•LDL (bad) cholesterol level of 3mmol/L or less
•Non-HDL cholesterol level of 4mmol/L or less
•Fasting triglyceride level of 2mmol/L or less
•Non-fasting triglyceride level of 4mmol/L or less
If you are on cholesterol reducing medication, have inherited high cholesterol, or are between the age of 40 and 75, you’re entitled to a free NHS cholesterol test. Simply talk to your GP about arranging one.
What Happens if Your Levels are High?
If your cholesterol levels are higher than they should be, your doctor will ascertain a target level of cholesterol, taking into account factors such as age and any existing health conditions. You may be prescribed some medication to help lower your cholesterol, such as statins, aspirin or niacin, and it’s likely that you’ll be advised to make some changes to your diet.
If you’re concerned about your blood pressure or cholesterol levels, it’s important to arrange to speak with your GP.
Finally, we would urge as many people as possible to join the Know your Numbers campaign. Only by being properly informed can you make the right lifestyle choices to keep as healthy as you possibly can.