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What are the positive points of preventive medicine?

What are the positive points of preventive medicine?

Its better to avoid: If possible it is better to avoid a problem or disease rather than treating it. ...Read more

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Dr. Yash Khanna
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Preventive Medicine (Definition)

Preventive medicine is a field of study in which a person studies the origins of diseases and looks for ways to prevent diseases from starting. A doctor who specializes in trying to stop diseases before they begin is practicing preventive medicine. Primary care doctors (general practitioners, family practitioners, pediatricians, internists, and ...Read more


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What're some of the positive impacts of preventive medicines?

What're some of the positive impacts of preventive medicines?

HealthyLife&Quality: Positive impact of preventive medicine is basically it make the life of people healthy.By prevention of diseases and healthy life style.It also makes people live longer and in a good state of health and improves the Qualty of life ...Read more

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What are names of 10 herbs which has medicinal value and at the verge of extinction ?

What are names of 10 herbs which has medicinal value and at the verge of extinction ?

This is a forum...: ....Where people write in for help with medical problems and questions. Your question is best asked of someone who studies horticulture, not medicine. ...Read more

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What drugs are the standard of care in the us for multiple myeloma? What drugs are the standard of care in france, germany and canada? Why differe

What  drugs are the standard of care in the us for multiple myeloma?  What drugs are the standard of  care in france, germany and canada?  Why differe

Complex: Too complex to answer definitively in 400 characters. 1) country differences depends on different forms of "fda" & often cost/value calculations in other countries. 2) "standard" is really standards (plural) of care, which depends on untreated/relapsed, bmt candidate (possibly), & individual considerations (eg renal fn, oral vs. Iv, age, lifestyle, etc). This complexity reflects rapid change. ...Read more

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What kind of alternative medicine(s) are used/accepted in the us for musculoskeletal problems?

What kind of alternative medicine(s) are used/accepted in the us for musculoskeletal problems?

Depends: It depends on what type of musculoskeletal disorders you are talking about - many people use glucosamine chondroitin for osteoarthritis, homeopathic remedies exist for leg cramps, people use otc magnesium for muscle cramps. ...Read more

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What are those pill drugs that the teens are looking for in the medicine cabinet ?

What are those pill drugs that the teens are looking for in the medicine cabinet ?

To some any will do: Although some teens are sophistocated and directed in their approach to stealing meds, some will grab anything that looks interesting to use in a "show & tell" moment with their friends. ...Read more

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What are the medicine categories during pregnancy and the meanings?

What are the medicine categories during pregnancy and the meanings?

FDA labeleling: Check out http://www.Drugs.Com/pregnancy-categories.Html for info re pregnancy categories a, b, c, d, x & n. Category a means good evidence of no harm. Category x means good evidence of harm. In between are variations of strength of evidence vs risk of harm. Discuss specific concerns w/your family doc, obstetrician and pharmacist. And category n means fda hasn't labeled drug yet. ...Read more

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What do doctors think of the recent discovery of the glymphatic system? What are known ways to improve the performance of that organ system?

What do doctors think of the recent discovery of the glymphatic system? What are known ways to improve the performance of that organ system?

Interesting: That's why I like medicine, there are always new things to discover or re-evaluation of things we thought we knew. Glymphatics have to do with the nervous system. Nervous system health advice includes the things that are good for general health (eat right, exercise, sleep, minimize stress) and USE of the brain. ...Read more

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What are the best drugs used in the treatment of systolic hypertension?

What are the best drugs used in the treatment of systolic hypertension?

Several Drugs: I suppose your question is about Isolated Systolic Hypertension.I will list the groups as there are many 1Diuretics like Hydrochlorthiazide 2Calcium channel Blockers like Cardizem 3Beta Blockers like Coreg 4Nitrites 5Angiotensin Convering Enzymes like Lisnopril 6Angiotensin Receptor Blockers like Valsartan All these drugs can be used in Isolated SystolicHypertension ...Read more

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What are the current thoughts on phage therapy in the american medical mainstream? Will phage therapies be important parts of future trtmnt. Strats?

What are the current thoughts on phage therapy in the american medical mainstream? Will phage therapies be important parts of future trtmnt. Strats?

Under Study: Phage therapy is in phase 1 and 2 trials and in use in non-human applications. It is possible that it may be available in the future, but the two major hurdles that i see would be: 1) it is hard to patent living organisms, so it would be hard for companies to make money and 2) most uses require a combination of bacteriophage and the fda may have issues with that. Even so, cure rates are 50%. ...Read more

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Do you know which are the best medicine for preventing blocklage of heart?

Do you know which are the best medicine for preventing blocklage of heart?

See below: I think Crestor (rosuvastatin) and Aspirin are a pretty good combination but that's just my personal opinion. Of course, don't smoke, keep BP controlled, exercise daily, eat a Mediterranean diet, stay towards normal weight. Oh, and pick your parents very carefully! ...Read more

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What are the limitations of nuclear medicine?

What are the limitations of nuclear medicine?

Detailed anatomy: No imaging study has all of the information or answers, however nuclear medicine is especially helpful to identify physiology in the body. That is..The function. What nuclear medicine does not do well is look at the fine details of anatomy. Ct and MRI are great for looking at anatomy. ...Read more

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What is the incubation period of jra and what are the alternative treatments?

What is the incubation period of jra and what are the alternative treatments?

INCUBATION PER SE IS: A term used when describing an organisms time period between exposure and full blown infectious symptoms. Jra typically can start at any age in a young man or woman, and symptoms are typically full blown joint disease/pain/swelling pretty quickly from onset of disease process. I am sure one of our rheumatology experts will further define this for you. I hope this helps you some. ...Read more

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What are combinations of medical treatment that used practically to control tremor of et?

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What are combinations of medical treatment that used practically to control tremor of et?

Essential tremor: Check out http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/essential-tremor/ds00367/dsection=treatments%2dand%2ddrugs for treatment options for essential tremor. Beta blockers are common option (here in the states, i can't vouch for india) as long as your blood pressure & heart rate can tolerate it. Check w/your family doc. ...Read more

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What names of the anxiety pills that work best are there?

What names of the anxiety pills that work best are there?

See Below: There are no "the best or the greatest" pills. The prescription will depend on your medical history, medication tolerance, and most definitely, your own body reaction to the medicine. What "works best" for you, might not work at all for someone else. ...Read more

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What are the tests for trigger thumb?

What are the tests for trigger thumb?

Thumb joint with: Limited mobility and clicking, pain where the thumb meets the palm, often called the finger palm crease, pressure causing pain can be a sign of stenosing tenosynovitis or trigger finger

it is treated by antiinflammatories, corticosteriod injection and perhaps surgery if symptoms do not go away. ...Read more

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What are the positive points of preventive medicine?

Its better to avoid: If possible it is better to avoid a problem or disease rather than treating it. ...Read more

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Is there preventative medicine to prevent the onset of multiple sclerosis?

Is there preventative medicine to prevent the onset of multiple sclerosis?

Not yet: To date, we do not possess such a miracle. However, we now are developing amazing medicines to control the disease. It is always best to start treatment asap, once the diagnosis is confirmed. ...Read more

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The doc says my herpes culture came back positive? But do I have to take preventive medicine?

The doc says my herpes culture came back positive?  But do I have to take preventive medicine?

No: However if you get frequent outbreaks you may want to consider taking medicines as a preventative strategy. ...Read more

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What is preventive medicine?

What is preventive medicine?

Preventing Disease &: Preventive Medicine is the branch of medicine which deals with prevention of diseases and well being of persons and keeping people healthy It includes advice and providing Immunisations.Physical Examinations,Screning for diseases for prevention and early diagnosis before the disease advances Advise about proper nutrition and Exercise,smoking cessation and healthy living ...Read more

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What is preventive medicine for men?

What is preventive medicine for men?

Prevention: for everyone is good natural food and kick the sugar habit. ...Read more

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Why is preventive medicine so important?

Many reasons: Prevention of disease is easier to accomplish and better for your health compared with allowing disease to happen and then treating it. Why do we brush our teeth? We could just treat the ensuing cavities. Why do we drive safely? We could just drive recklessly and pay the consequences later. Preventing a heart attack is better than having open heart surgery. I trust you'll agree. ...Read more

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Any preventive medicine for alcoholism ?

Any preventive medicine for alcoholism ?

Counseling: AAA meetings, identifying stressors and use of medication. Good success with Vivitriol injection once a month with counseling. Oral naltrexone is helpful too ...Read more

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How does preventive medicine help reduce costs of health care?

How does preventive medicine help reduce costs of health care?

See example below: I guess the best way to think about it is: it's cheaper to prevent an illness than to treat it. For example, it is widely known that Aspirin helps prevent heart attacks in certain people. Therefor, in a certain group of people it is cheaper to take an Aspirin each day to prevent the heart attack, versus paying to treat the heart attack (ie hospitalization, possible surgery, cardiac rehab, etc). ...Read more

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What is the standard routine during a preventive medicine checkup?

What is the standard routine during a preventive medicine checkup?

Depends on your age: Depending on how your age it includes what is called a history and physical. Questions about your past and present health, medicines you are taking, allergies, family health history, a review of your current symptoms, and an examination. Labs and tests will be ordered and any immunizations you need given as well. ...Read more

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Can a mastectomy be considered preventive medicine for a trans man?

Can a mastectomy be considered preventive medicine for a trans man?

Mastectomy/Trans Man: Preventive mastectomy might be beneficial for a female to male transexual that has a high risk of breast cancer based on personal and family history. Mastectomy performed for cancer prevention would have little benefit for a male-to-female transexual since the risk of breast cancer is so low. ...Read more

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Daily migraines that cause visual disturbance? What's good preventive medicine?

Daily migraines that cause visual disturbance? What's good preventive medicine?

Full evaluation: Migraines don't occur daily. The word "migraine" doesn't mean "bad headache". You have chronic daily headaches, which can be very difficult to treat. The key is proper diagnosis of the situation. Why do you headaches? You need a full medical evaluation to assertain the underlying the reasons you are in pain, then treat the cause. ...Read more

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Is family medicine n preventive medicine r same? I think family medicine in us is parallel branch of preventive n social medicine in india. It's true?

Is family medicine n preventive medicine r same? I think family medicine in us is parallel branch of preventive n social medicine in india. It's true?

Unfortunately: No. Preventive medicine in the U.S. Is usually physical exams, chest x-rays, colonoscopy etc. A few physicians do prevention by consideration of diet, lifestyle etc mostly medicine is directed toward cure of disease. ...Read more

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I suffer from basil migraines, but every now and then i'll get a frontal one? Should I be on preventive medicine?

I suffer from basil migraines, but every now and then i'll get a frontal one?  Should I be on preventive medicine?

Depends...: On the frequency and severity of your migraines. Typically, preventive meds are prescribed for people having more than 2 migraines/month. But other factors are weighed as well including how disabling they are and the side effects of potential meds. ...Read more

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Is there any preventive medicine for cough / cold / running nose ?

Is there any preventive medicine for cough / cold / running nose ?

General: Eat and sleep well. Stay away from anyone with a cold. Wash hands often. Don't put your fingers to your nose or eyes. ...Read more

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How frequently should a 65 year old woman see a doctor for preventive medicine?

How frequently should a 65 year old woman see a doctor for preventive medicine?

At least yearly: Yearly for routine screening, BP check and blood work. Other maintenance testing like bone density, colonoscopy and vaccinations are at different time intervals, depending on your health, the visit intervals may be different. ...Read more

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I think I rubbed into a patch of posin ivy; is there preventive medicine I can take to block any rash?

I think I rubbed into a patch of posin ivy; is there preventive medicine I can take to block any rash?

Poison ivy block: There is a topical you can put on called ivy block, that can help to stop the plant resin from direct contact to your skin. However, best advice is protective clothing. You can add ivy block cream to protective clothing, but not in place of it. ...Read more

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I'm sexually active and in the pasted two months I have had 3 uti's, can I take some preventive medicine?

I'm sexually active and in the pasted two months I have had 3 uti's, can I take some preventive medicine?

Perhaps: Need to get checked...That's too many utis in a short period of time. If the utis are clearly sexually related in the absence of other problems, your doc may give you antibiotics to use prophylactically at the time of sex. ...Read more

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Do chiropractors focus on preventive medicine more than traditional physicians?

Do chiropractors focus on preventive medicine more than traditional physicians?

No: Chiropractors exist in allegiance to an outmoded and discredited theory of disease involving the detection of "subluxations" of the spine, a pathology no radiologist can find. They keep their patients coming back again and again for a deep, sometimes satisfying massage, but offer no preventative care and 'cure' is not part of their vocabulary. ...Read more

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Found out there is also a risk of breast cancer in my family. Could a mastectomy be considered preventive medicine in my case?

Found out there is also a risk of breast cancer in my family. Could a mastectomy be considered preventive medicine in my case?

Not necessarily: You need to have a discussion with your doctor about all the details and may get a genetic test. Even after that it is not an easy call, but it is not an issue for this forum. ...Read more

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