When it comes to obesity, the outcome is never beneficial. Studies have shown over and over again that being overweight makes many different health issues much worse. This is why doctors and others in the care business focus so much of their attention on helping people to find a healthy weight and figure out how to keep it. Being obese is detrimental to health.
However, just how obesity will impact you is still up for debate. For example, a recent study found that obesity is not good, but it will impact you differently depending on whether you are male or female. The implication from this new study was that weight loss methods and preventative measures should be different depending on the sex of the person being treated. There’s still more information needed here, but targeted, customized treatment is never a bad idea. Rather than treating an issue, this approach focuses on treating the individuals.
That’s a powerful difference, and it’s what we try to do every day here at Paradise In-Home Care. Think about it like this, your mom isn’t just an older woman with Alzheimer’s and dietary needs, right? Your dad isn’t just an older man in a wheelchair taking several medications. They are people, with all of the things that come along with that. When you choose a care service, you want to make sure that you have a caregiver that understands this concept when they are working with your loved one.
Still, obesity plays a role in many of the leading causes of death in the United States. Heart disease and diabetes are two of the more prominent examples. However, things like lung cancer, chronic liver disease, and kidney disease may also be impacted by obesity. Regardless of whether you are male or female, you benefit from maintaining a healthy weight.
Obesity is just one of the many issues that seniors face. And while obesity can lead to major health and mobility issues later on in life, it is not the only health or behavioral factor that will do so. That’s why it’s so important that you have a skilled team on your side when it comes to the health of your family. A caregiver is just a small component of this. When you have that team together and working for the same common goal, you find that it impacts more than just your elderly loved one. The quality of life of your entire family is improved.
We’re here to help. We provide customized care that is designed not just to meet your loved one’s needs, but also to provide them with a companion, someone who matches their personality and can provide friendship. Senior care should be much more than just meeting basic needs; it should be about making life better.
If we can help or if you just have a few questions, please feel free to reach out. One of our professionally trained caregivers would love to help get you pointed in the right direction during a free consultation session.