Being overweight must be managed professionally with comprehensive programs that include medical care by a family medicine specialist or endocrinologist, in conjunction with nutrition, psychology, and some cases, other specialists.
Dr. Paul Drago evaluates the nutritional habits of each patient and the deficiencies and excesses of their eating habits that may constitute a disease. He will comprehensively evaluate the nutritional status to establish the best regimen for the patient. Likewise, he initiates a weight reduction program based on individual needs.
The main objective of the programs offered by Dr. Paul Drago is to achieve and maintain a healthy weight, avoiding the development of complications related to obesity, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, gastroesophageal reflux, and even impotence or infertility.
The first step, both to treat and prevent obesity, is to make changes in the diet, including a balanced diet rich in fruits, legumes, vegetables, fiber, and water, according to the guidance of the doctor and nutritionist.
Facilitates integration of treatments
The changes in the diet allow for controlling the consumption of calories ingested during the day, which must be less than the one spent to maintain the body’s metabolism, being calculated according to the habitual diet.
The obesity treatment is not easy to comply with because it implies the alteration of the patient’s eating habits and lifestyle throughout his life. A specialist such as Dr. Paul Drago provides some advice to help not give up treatment.
Dr. Drago provides a global vision of the patient that facilitates the integration of treatments for the global management of obesity, which must be understood as a systemic disease. Suppose there is no global knowledge of diabetes, obesity, and heart failure. In that case, it is difficult to achieve optimization of the plan with the minimum of side effects, and this is where Dr. Drago plays an important role.
A global vision of the patient
One of the priority objectives of Dr. Paul Drago is to promote research on nutritional disorders, as well as to combine efforts with the different working groups that make up part of Society. His care is defined by the global vision of the patient and plays a central role in the care of complex chronic patients.