Lifestyle Medicine involves the therapeutic use of lifestyle, and other non-drug modalities, to prevent, treat, and, more importantly, reverse lifestyle-related chronic disease. The rise in chronic disease trends and related health care spending in the Philippines and in many other countries around the world is unsustainable. Type 2 diabetes alone is a looming global pandemic with incalculable consequences. This being said, there is good news. The good news is that a huge percent of all healthcare spending is tied to the treatment of conditions rooted in poor lifestyle choices. Chronic diseases and conditions—such as hypertension, heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, obesity, osteoporosis, multiple types of cancer—are among the most common, costly and preventable of all health conditions.
Mediaxes Inc.'s MyPocketDoctor is the first telemedicine app in the Philippines. The brainchild of Mediaxes A/S, a Filipino/Philippines telemedicine company established since 2006. Behind the company are a number of businessmen and doctors in Europe and in the Philippines.