According to a study conducted by Columbia University, 66% of U.S. adults are overweight or obese.
That’s a huge number of people who would potentially need medication to treat their weight. Yet, most pharmacies do not offer nutritional measurement services to their customers.
Nutritional measurement is important for many reasons. First, it allows physicians to determine whether a patient is eating enough and getting the nutrients they need. It can also detect nutritional deficiencies and weight-related problems. Nutritional measurement services are also useful in helping physicians monitor a patient’s progress during treatment.
Pharmacies cannot ignore the advantages of offering nutritional measurement services to their customers. In the long run, this could help reduce the number of people needing medications to treat weight-related conditions. It could also help pharmacies detect nutritional deficiencies in their customers before they become more serious problems.
The advantages of offering nutritional measurement services are obvious. However, many pharmacies still do not offer this type of service to their customers. This is a serious mistake that could cost companies dearly in the future. Pharmacies must take steps to incorporate nutritional measurement services into their business models. Otherwise, they risk losing ground to the competition and falling behind in the race to improve patient health and wellness.
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Dr. Mansi Shah
Functional Wellness Network