Shelby County Lifestyle Medicine
Lifestyle Medicine is an evidence-based approach to preventing, treating, and even reversing diseases by creating sustainable healthy habits that work for you. Eating healthier, being physically active, improving sleep and reducing stress are the foundational principles for a healthy lifestyle.
The MHP Lifestyle Medicine Clinic is devoted to providing comprehensive education within four pillars of a healthier life: nutrition, exercise, stress management, and sleep. Our Lifestyle Medicine care team is made up of a board-certified lifestyle medicine physician, a certified wellness coach, and a certified medical assistant. We will develop a personalized plan and guide you through your journey to a healthier lifestyle.
The mission of our Lifestyle Medicine program is to extend your healthspan by creating a solid foundation using the four pillars below. We will help you answer these questions and work with you to develop a personalized plan.
- Nutrition - What should you eat? How much should you eat? How should you prepare it? When should you eat or not eat?
- Exercises - How hard do you have to exercise to burn fat or to just improve health? When is the best time to exercise? How long do you need to exercise? What exercises are best for you personally?
- Sleep - How can you sleep better? How much sleep do you need? Do those gadgets work? Do naps help?
- Stress Management - Does stress management matter to your heart or brain? How do you escape stress? What can you do to manage your stress? How do you fit this into a busy schedule?
Shelby County Bone Health
Bone health specialists diagnose and treat bone health conditions, such as osteoporosis. At MHP Bone Health & Lifestyle Medicine, we are devoted to providing comprehensive orthopaedic bone health care; including osteoporosis screenings, diagnosis, treatment, therapy and education of all bone conditions.
We strive to promote bone health, reduce fracture risk, accelerate healing and prevent refractures.
Bone density tests
A bone density test can help you and your healthcare provider:
- learn if you have weak bones, osteoporosis or osteopenia (bone loss) before you break a bone
- predict your chance of breaking a bone in the future
- see if your bone density is improving, getting worse or staying the same
Who should have a bone density test?
- women 65 and over
- men 70 and over
- anyone over 50 who breaks a bone
- menopausal women with risk factors
- men between 50 and 69 with risk factors
- anyone who has experienced loss of height
Risk factors for fracture include:
- older age
- low bone density
- previous broken bone(s) as an adult
- frequent falls
- very low body weight
- a parent had a hip fracture
- low calcium intake
- low vitamin D level
- cigarette smoking
- inactive lifestyle
- long term steroid use