The Visual MD: Seeing Your Health Can Help You Improve Your Health

We have all been to the doctor and had tests done.  Usually doctors just say everything looks good.  Now, we are being given more information in terms of what the test results actually were, but unless you are a doctor the numbers and words probably don’t mean a whole lot to you.

The Visual MD is trying to change that by giving you a visual understanding of how healthy you really are.  The video below gives a much better description than I ever could, but I will share some of the things that stuck with me.

Their whole idea is based on telling people a story about their health.  To give them visuals of what it means to have high cholesterol, or how your organs are effected by you gaining or losing weight.  If people can actually see what advice from their doctor means, it becomes much more real for them.

It is all well and good to tell someone they need to lose 30 pounds because they will be healthier.  It is quite another to actually show them how their body will change if they lose that weight.  They can actually see the benefits of their efforts so that they have an incentive to improve their health.

At the end of the video Alexander Tsiaras says that this may have the biggest impact on healthcare since vaccines were created.  That is quite the claim, but I don’t think it is that far-fetched.  Current technology has made humans more visual than ever before, so if we can give people a real visual understanding of their health and what they need to do to change it, they will be much more successful.