Thinking of going on a “Keto Diet”? Wondering why you sleep 7 hours and still wake up unrefreshed? Or why you sometimes have cravings for salty and high-carb food at night? Do you have difficulty controlling your blood pressure in spite of multiple drugs? Do you need to learn how to measure blood sugar or inject insulin for a relative? These are just a few of the problems that the Vitality Center can help you or your patients with.
Oftentimes patients (and maybe even some physicians) don’t recognize the interrelatedness of the different pillars of health, leading to fragmented care. Capitol Medical Center is proud to open first center in the Philippines to evaluate and treat sleep, nutrition and metabolism disorders in one unit called the Vitality Center for Nutrition, Sleep Health and Metabolism for better patient-centered care.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), a common sleep disorder causing excessive daytime sleepiness (“masandal tulog”), for example, alters the hormones that signal fullness after a meal thus may lead to obesity. By itself OSA has already been proven to be a risk factor for high blood pressure, stroke, heart attack, atrial fibrillation and diabetes mellitus. In addition, the resulting obesity also becomes a risk factor for many metabolic diseases like lipid disorders and again, diabetes mellitus. Diabetes causes kidney and nerve problems leading to Restless Legs Syndrome which leads to difficulty sleeping at night (insomnia). The burden of chronic diseases can also cause Anxiety and Depression (also often missed in the elderly), which are the very common causes for insomnia. See the vicious cycle and how proper nutrition and sleep interventions fit in now?
The Vitality Center is a multi-specialty facility staffed with nutritionists, respiratory therapists, nurse educators, psychologists and doctors. It serves both out- and in-patient referrals. In addition, the Nutrition Team evaluates all patients upon admission to the hospital and suggest intervention as necessary, like in pre-operative cases.
The center is located at the Lower Ground floor near the Admission Office and Skin Center. For inquiries and appointment schedule call 8372-3825 local 1203.