Today, I had a great appointment with a patient reminding me why I love medicine!
The appointment was simply to review lab work, but what a fun, encouraging, and uplifting visit it was!
This patient has lost 25 lbs since starting with me. He lost this weight, not because of what I have done, but because of his motivation and energy and good choices.
He has a genetic disposition for metabolic disease, hypertension, and high cholesterol. Additionally, he has a history of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and pre-diabetes.
After losing 25 lbs:
– His labs indicate his NAFLD and pre-diabetes have resolved!
– His blood pressure is much better
– We are looking at discontinuing or lowering dosage of several medications
– He looks healthier, feels more energetic, is excited about his future