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By HealthPro Wellness Center
April 23, 2018
Category: Wellness
Tags: Weight Loss  

Losing weight can be a challenge but we can make it easier.weight loss

Not everyone experiences the successful weight loss they were hoping for through diet and exercise alone. Maybe you have trouble with portion control. Whatever the case, our Houma, LA, doctor Dr. Patrick Haydel understands that the reason many people fail to lose weight is that they don’t fully understand nutrition and healthy eating habits. Here’s how Ideal Protein might provide you with the results you’ve been looking for.

What is Ideal Protein?

While there are certainly a variety of diets on the market, Ideal Protein is different from these other programs because it focuses on providing patients with the perfect amount of high-quality protein while also ensuring that the body is getting the proper amount of nutrients and amino acids.

In return, those following the Ideal Protein plan will be restricted to meal plans that are very low in carbohydrates and fats. This is an important part of this specific weight loss regimen. By drastically reducing the amount of carbs and fats you are getting every day this helps your body rid itself of glucose in only three days, allowing your body to then more effectively learn to burn fat reserves in order to thrive.

What is the overall goal of Ideal Protein?

While we know that most people going through this program are looking to lose weight, it’s also important to acknowledge that there are other health benefits to Ideal Protein than just rapid and successful weight loss. Ideal Protein aims to also stabilize blood sugar levels by ensuring that the body is getting enough, quality protein.

There are four different phases. Patients see the most weight loss during the first phase. In fact, some women can lose up to 5 lbs. per week and men can lose up to 7 lbs. per week. Ideal Protein provides you with prepackaged, high-protein meals that you will be consumed three times a day. There is only one meal that you will make yourself, but you will have parameters for what you can and can’t eat.

Once you move into later phases of the diet you will reduce the number of Ideal Protein meals you eat and begin to prepare more of your own. By the fourth and last phase, you will understand how to make healthier meal choices and will be cooking completely on your own.

What has made Ideal Protein a successful weight loss venture for many people in Houma, LA, is that they are receiving regular monitoring and care from our physician Dr. Haydel and his team to answer any questions and address any concerns. Many diet plans fall flat because people aren’t sure what constitutes healthier eating choices, but this doctor-supervised program will ensure that this weight loss method gives you the results you want for leading a healthier life for the long term.

Are you interested in finding out more about Ideal Protein and whether it’s the appropriate weight loss system to help you achieve the body you want? Then turn to the team at HealthPro Wellness in Houma, LA, to help you begin your weight loss journey.

By HealthPro Wellness Center
February 26, 2018
Category: Wellness

Life can throw us curveballs when we least expect it, and when a family member becomes unable to care for themselves, it can be personal care assistanceextremely stressful, especially if you live out of state. Fortunately, HealthPro Wellness in Houma, LA, has a full staff of personal care assistants, who are here to help you and your family members in a variety of ways. To learn more about personal care assistance and what it is, read on.

Who needs a personal care assistant?

There are many people in Houma who can benefit from someone visiting their home on a daily basis; anyone with limitations that prevent them from performing everyday tasks find personal care assistance to be invaluable. People with chronic health issues, for example, may need help keeping their medication schedule. Those with mobility issues may need help getting into and out of bed. Mentally disabled clients can benefit from the guidance that our personal care assistants provide.

What are the types of services a personal care assistant provides?

Our assistants can help with a variety of household and personal matters. Filling in with housekeeping duties is especially helpful to our clients in Houma who may have vision or mobility issues. Personal hygiene assistance, as well as meal preparation, can help a person maintain a normal daily schedule, giving them a sense of normalcy despite the change in their life and routine. Personal hygiene can also be a difficult aspect of care for a family member; hiring a trained professional to assist with dressing and bathing a client can be extremely helpful. Transportation to doctor's appointments, the grocery store, and other errands also help those who cannot drive themselves.

Besides all of the services we offer at HealthPro Wellness in Houma, LA, our clients take comfort in the knowledge that a caring person will be calling on them each day. Contact us for further questions on personal care assistance or to schedule an appointment!

By HealthPro Wellness Center
December 15, 2017
Category: Wellness
Tags: Arthritis  

Arthritis can affect various areas of the body, including the hips, knees, neck, back, ankles, and wrists. When your arthritis flares up, the arthritisjoints in the affected area become inflamed, which often leads to extensive pain and discomfort. Whether you have mild or severe arthritis, a variety of chiropractic treatment methods are available for reducing joint inflammation and alleviating pain. Let an experienced chiropractor help you manage your arthritis. At HealthPro Wellness Center, Dr. Patrick Haydel is your Houma, LA, chiropractor for treatment of arthritis pain.

Chiropractic Arthritis Treatments

Dr. Haydel, your Houma chiropractor, and the rest of the staff at HealthPro Wellness Center can develop an individualized treatment plan for managing your arthritis pain. A variety of chiropractic treatments are available for managing arthritis. Depending on your needs and the severity of your arthritis, your treatment plan might consist of only a single treatment method or a combination of several treatments. Dr. Haydel can outline the best treatment approach for your needs. Chiropractic treatments for managing arthritis include:

  • Massage therapy
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Deep tissue laser therapy
  • Spinal adjustments
  • Ultrasound treatment
  • Special exercises
  • Specific stretches

Many of the above therapies, such as spinal adjustments, ultrasound treatment, and stretching, help reduce the stiffness associated with arthritis, which can alleviate pain and discomfort. These therapies also assist the body in healing from arthritis-related inflammation. Massage therapy and trigger point therapy both help reduce some of the muscle pain resulting from arthritis flare-ups. Overall, the different therapies available provide relief by reducing inflammation, stiffness, or muscle pain. Some therapies might even reduce the severity of future arthritis flare-ups.

Arthritis does not have to keep you from participating in the activities you enjoy or completing the things you need to do. There are several chiropractic treatments for managing your arthritis. For help managing your arthritis, schedule an appointment with Dr. Haydel, your Houma, LA, chiropractor, by calling the HealthPro Wellness Center at (985) 872-5777.

By HealthPro Wellness Center
October 05, 2017
Category: Wellness

It's easy to take basic activities for granted when you're young and in good health, such as driving to the mall or bathing without non medical home careassistance. Unfortunately, limited mobility or changes due to aging can make it impossible to handle these and other self-care tasks. When you need a little help at home, non-medical home care offers an excellent solution. Dr. Patrick Haydel of HealthPro Wellness in Houma, LA, shares a few ways you can benefit from non-medical home care.

Grooming won't be an issue

If you have trouble bathing, brushing your teeth or getting dressed, it's hard to look immaculate. Your caregiver will help with all basic hygiene and grooming tasks and even provide assistance with using the toilet.

You'll eat nutritious meals again

You may have gotten used to eating packaged foods or take out meals if cooking has become difficult. Although these meals are certainly easy, they're not the best choice for your health. Your caregiver will not only prepare your meals and clean the kitchen, but will also do all of the grocery shopping.

You won't have to worry about cleaning

When you can't bend easily, it's hard to take a load of laundry out of the dryer or vacuum the floors. Your caregiver will take care of light housekeeping tasks, including changing the sheets on your bed.

You'll never miss a dose of your medication

Forgetting to take a medication dosage is a common problem, particularly if you have multiple prescriptions. Your caregiver will remind you when it's time for the next dose and even remove the cap from the bottle, if you wish.

Your caregiver will take care of errands

Your caregiver can pick up prescriptions or packages at the post office and handle plenty of other errands.

You won't have to give up the things you enjoy

Have you stopped going to church services or visiting your friends because you can no longer drive? Your caregiver will happily take you to all of your favorite activities in Houma.

You'll always have a companion

Do you feel a little lonely at times? Friendly caregivers offer conversation and companionship that will help the days go by more quickly.

Caregivers can help you remain in your home even if you have a few challenges. Call Dr. Haydel of HealthPro Wellness in Houma, LA, at (985) 872-5777 to schedule an appointment to discuss your needs.

By HealthPro Wellness Center
August 01, 2017
Category: Wellness
Tags: physical theraphy  

Dealing with any injury, whether due to a sports collision or car accident, can quickly become a frustrating task. Pain and discomfort canPhysical Therapy quickly decrease your quality of life, affecting the most simple of tasks, such as getting out of bed in the morning or walking to the mailbox. However, with help from your chiropractic team and physical therapy, you can overcome your injury and get back on your feet for good. Find out more about physical therapy and what it can do for you and your injury with Dr. Patrick Haydel at Health Pro Wellness Center in Houma, LA.

What is physical therapy? 
Physical therapy treats injuries or deformities using methods like massage, exercise, or heat treatments. Physical therapy uses these hands on techniques rather than drugs or surgery and relies on the expertise of a physical therapist. While a physical therapist is not a medical doctor, they are specialized in this type of therapy and must earn a masters degree in physical therapy. In addition to administering these treatments, a physical therapist works with patients to teach them how to prevent future injuries or manage their pain.

Do I need physical therapy? 
Physical therapy can help people in numerous situations. A physical therapist can treat cases ranging from a simple sprain or pulled muscle to teaching a patient to walk again or helping someone with a neurological disorder which affects their movement. Physical therapy helps treat existing pain, but can also help prevent future injury by teaching you the correct way to move to properly accommodate your body or injury. Physical therapy exercises promote healing, improve range of motion and movement, and improves your body’s functionality.

Physical Therapy in Houma, LA
Physical therapy is often suggested in conjunction with other treatments, such as chiropractic or other medical solutions. If you think you could benefit from physical therapy, you can consult with your physical therapist at Health Pro Wellness Center to determine if this is the best course of action for you.

For more information on physical therapy, please contact Dr. Haydel at Health Pro Wellness Center in Houma, LA. Call (985) 872-5777 to schedule your appointment today!

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