Therapeutic Lifestyle Change Specialist

Stephen J Liederbach, MD -  - Internal Medicine

Wilmington Adult Medicine

Stephen J Liederbach, MD

Internal Medicine & Direct Primary Care located in Wilmington, NC

Your lifestyle choices influence your health and wellness. At Wilmington Adult Medicine, internal medicine physician Stephen Liederbach, MD, provides personalized therapeutic lifestyle change programs for patients who live in or around Wilmington, North Carolina. These programs are designed to enhance your overall health and lower your risk of chronic health problems. Call or schedule a consultation online today to invest in your wellness with therapeutic lifestyle changes.

Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes Q & A

What are therapeutic lifestyle changes?

Chronic health conditions are very prevalent in Americans. Around 60% of adults have at least one chronic illness, and approximately 40% of adults have more than one persistent health issue. 

Your lifestyle significantly influences your risk of developing many health issues. Therapeutic lifestyle change aims to improve your health and lower your risk of disease. 

How do therapeutic lifestyle changes influence my health?

Obesity, a nutrient-deficient diet, lack of physical activity, and smoking are common lifestyle factors that increase your risk of disease. Making lifestyle changes to address these risk factors can significantly improve your health. 


Your body needs certain vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients to function correctly. Unfortunately, the standard American diet relies on processed convenience foods that are nutritionally deficient and high in salt, fat, and sugar.

Dr. Liederbach works with you to adjust your diet to include more fresh vegetables, fruits, lean proteins, and whole grains. He can also recommend nutritional supplements to ensure your body gets everything it needs for optimal function.

Physical activity

You should aim for 30 minutes of moderate physical activity every day. It helps keep your heart and lungs healthy, which reduces your risk of various health problems. 

Regular exercise can improve your sleep and boost your mood. It also helps with weight control.

Weight loss

Your weight influences your risk of a wide range of health problems, ranging from arthritis to cancer. If you’re overweight, losing even 5-10% of your weight can significantly improve your health.

Dr. Liederbach offers advice and support to help you reach and maintain a healthy weight.

What health conditions improve with therapeutic lifestyle changes?

Therapeutic lifestyle changes can lower your blood pressure and cholesterol and optimize body functions. Leading a healthy lifestyle can reduce your risk of developing:

  • Heart disease
  • Stroke 
  • Diabetes
  • Arthritis
  • COPD
  • Kidney disease
  • Liver disease

Therapeutic lifestyle change can even lower your risk of developing some forms of cancer. 

Healthy choices also increase your energy and mood, helping you enjoy socializing and recreational activities for a more emotionally fulfilling life. 

If you want to improve your health naturally, call Wilmington Adult Medicine or make an appointment online today to learn more about personalized therapeutic lifestyle changes.