Lifestyle Management Specialist

Children's Cardiology Group

Pediatric Cardiologists located in Orange, CA & Mission Viejo, CA

At Children's Cardiology Group in Orange and Mission Viejo, California, a nationally published lifestyle management program helps children and their families make the changes needed to lose weight, increase activity, and prevent future illnesses such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, or Type 2 diabetes. To schedule an evaluation for lifestyle management with the team of expert pediatric cardiologists, call the nearest location, or request an appointment through the online scheduling tool.

Lifestyle Management Q & A

What is lifestyle management?

The lifestyle management program at Children's Cardiology Group focuses on helping children and their families develop healthy daily lifestyle habits. Childhood obesity affects about 13.7 million children and adolescents in the United States. Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and other serious health complications have been linked to childhood obesity.

A healthy lifestyle helps to reduce obesity and improves conditions like hypertension (high blood pressure) and hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol). Healthy habits also help prevent medical conditions in the future.

What is involved in a lifestyle management program?

Children's Cardiology Group tailors your lifestyle management plan to meet the specific needs of your child and your family. Depending on your child's condition and other factors, your customized lifestyle management plan may include:

  • Initial health assessment
  • Diagnostic imaging and other tests
  • Ongoing monitoring of blood pressure and/or cholesterol
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Dietary plans
  • Exercise recommendations
  • Educational materials and resources

The professional team at Children's Cardiology Group also provides support while you work with your lifestyle management plan and beyond. 

Is my child a candidate for a lifestyle management program?

Lifestyle management benefits youngsters who have an elevated risk of obesity and other serious medical conditions. It can also address some existing cardiovascular diseases.

The experienced providers at Children's Cardiology Group assess your child individually to determine if they could benefit from lifestyle management. Some of the factors the team considers include: 

  • Body mass index (BMI)
  • Blood pressure and cholesterol levels
  • Individual health history
  • Family health history

In the case of an existing cardiovascular condition, your provider may recommend lifestyle management in addition to options such as medication or procedures as part of a combined approach to treatment.

If your child is overweight or obese, they have an increased risk of developing health complications as an older child or adult. Starting a lifestyle management program to help them lose weight and improve their health significantly reduces their risk of complications. Making healthy lifestyle choices can also benefit the whole family. 

To schedule an evaluation for lifestyle management at Children's Cardiology Group, call the clinic nearest you, or request an appointment online today.

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