Lifestyle Medicine is a proof based branch of medicine which begins with changing your lifestyle in order to prevent, treat and reverse chronic diseases through a targeted approach of the causes underlying this conditions.
Why is this important?
Noncommunicable chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular diseases, cancer, mental conditions, metabolic afflictions – diabetes and obesity, are the main cause of death in Romania. 70% of the diseases we suffer and die from are due to our lifestyle, the rest of 30% being genetic conditions and accidents.
How they affect people’s life?
The majority of chronic diseases can be prevented by an adapted lifestyle in a healthy social environment. Medical and surgical treatments are entirely useful but by the time we find ourselves in need of such treatments, the disease has already established.
Lifestyle is not a trend statement but a medical form of treatment with an application in over 70% of the conditions that we suffer from. A fitting lifestyle reduces the patient’s emotional and physical costs and also the overall costs of the healthcare global system.
Health is an individual responsibility and afterwords we can talk about a colectiv responsibility. Even though the illness has installed, Lifestyle Medicine may completely or partially reverse its effects, a fact scientifically proven. It is an easily approachable branch of medicine, within reach, without excesive costs and with long term effects.
Lifestyle Medicine has an interdisciplinary approach and it can be practiced by general practitioners, internists, surgeons, psychologists, geneticists and researchers, etc. No matter the speciality, doctors can have an integrative holistic approach towards the patient, in the spirit of prevention, of the treatment or the reversal of chronic illness.
Lifestyle Medicine covers the patient and his particular needs until the situations he has been experiencing are being dealt with and solved. It only requires teamwork focused on the patient and nothing else.
Dr. Balanica Recognition
European Organization of Lifestyle Medicine Country Representative – 2016 – Present
Associate of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals – 2015 – Present
Romanian Lifestyle Medicine Organization – 2016
Dr. Balanica Experience
General Manager, European Hospital – 2013
General Manager, Europe Eye Hospital – 2012-2013
General Manager, Medcenter – 2006-2012.
Dr. Balanica Education
Sports Nutrition and Performance Specialist – 2015 – Present.
Nutrition and weight management of people who want to obtain/maintain a good physical condition;
Nutrition and weight management of athletes;
Administration of dietary supplements in athletes/non-athletes.
Personal Nutrition and Health Specialist (Promotor of Personalized and Precision Medicine in Romania) – August 2012 – Present.
Prevention Medicine – Personalized Plan of Prevention (in cases of no serious medical condition, but where maintaining a good health on long term is the objective);
Personalized and integrative approach of patients’ needs – medical history, heredity, lifestyle (nutrition, physical activity, social life, professional activity etc.)physical & emotional state;
Full Body Screening;
Diagnosis – based on medical history, heredity, lifestyle;
Complete medical case management (evaluation – diagnosis – treatment – balancing – monitoring);
Providing a team of 450 medical specialists (from Romania & abroad) for meeting patients’ needs;
Patient surveillance & monitoring.