Preventive Medicine aims to prevent sickness before it happens.
The majority of medical systems are set up in a responsive fashion - if we are sick or have an accident we seek medical care.
What if we could avoid getting sick in the first place? That's what preventive medicine is all about!
Preventive medicine is a biology-based approach that focuses on maintaining optimum health, as well as identifying and addressing the root cause of disease.
What is Preventive Medicine?
Preventive medicine is exactly what is sounds like - it aims to prevent sickness and disease before it occurs.
The practice of Preventive Medicine focuses on promoting, protecting and maintaining optimum health. It also aims to avert disease and disability on an individual basis.
Preventive Medicine focuses on the whole patient and the many factors influencing their health.
Why Preventive Medicine?
Did you know that chronic diseases, such as diabetes and heart disease, account for seven out of ten deaths? This is why screenings and early detection are critical. Healthy habits are equally critical to maintaining a healthy life. Healthy habits enable people to stay healthy, avoid disease, or minimize the effects of disease.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) lists the five leading causes of death in the US as heart disease, cancer, chronic lower respiratory disease, stroke, and unintentional injuries. This makes preventive medicine all the more important in avoiding premature death.
Practicing preventive medicine can also lower an individuals health care spending cost over their lifetime. Statistics show that 75% of annual health spending goes toward chronic and largely preventable diseases in the US, according to the CDC.
Let's US hep YOU stay healthy!