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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
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