Stopping Disease Before It Starts
Preventive health care includes any measures you take to prevent future disease or injury. Many time, preventive measures cost less than curing or treating the symptoms of disease.
Preventive care is a useful tool in screening patients for disease like high blood pressure or diabetes and studying risks that may contribute to future disease, like cholesterol or obesity. Many time, doctors will encourage healthy diet and lifestyle as a measure to prevent future maladies.
A number of tests can be run which screen for diseases. These tests can include:
- Blood Pressure
- Blood Sugar
- Blood Cholesterol
- Colon Cancer Screening
- Depression Screening