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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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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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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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Why is preventive medicine so important?

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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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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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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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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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