Preventive health care is essential because preventive care saves lives. Anytime your doctor can treat a problem at onset, or even before can make all the difference to a patient’s successful recovery.
By using traditional and modern screening tools, as well as annual physicals and patient counseling, your doctor can detect and prevent certain acute and chronic conditions, including:
By educating you on how to lower your risk for these and other conditions and screening for early detection, you’ll have better health and better results when problems are caught early..
While not all diseases and conditions can be prevented, many can, especially those brought on by lifestyle choices. Through regular counseling and screening, your doctor works to reduce your risk.
For example, if you’re a smoker, your physician encourages you to quit. They may offer you smoking cessation advice, as well as medication that can help you stop. By helping you quit smoking, your doctor may be able to lower your risk for developing:
Preventive care can also recognize the risk of hypertension (high blood pressure), which is easily treatable, but often asymptomatic. When left untreated, hypertension can lead to heart attack, stroke, and even death.
Beyond monitoring your health, your doctor may also discuss high-risk behaviors. These may include having multiple sexual partners or engaging in binge drinking.
When you see your physician at Discover Health, they may recommend positive lifestyle changes that improve your health and reduce your risk of developing acute and chronic conditions.
Depending on your specific case, your doctor may recommend things to improve your overall health, including:
If you want to live the healthiest life possible, preventive care is a great first step. Contact the team at Discover Health today to schedule your appointment. Call the office or book it easily online.
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