What is Preventive Medicine? 

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The term preventive medicine is becoming more popular as patients learn that many of our illnesses and ailments could have been prevented. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 900,000 Americans die a premature death, yet about 40% of those deaths could’ve been prevented. 

Most types of medicine focus on treatment after a symptom or illness has occurred. Preventive medicine, however, aims to prevent sickness before it even happens. 

Preventive Medicine is important for a number of reasons. Chronic diseases, including diabetes and heart disease, account for seven out of ten deaths. That is why preventive care emphasizes screening and detection, to identify these conditions or markers early. 

Preventive treatment can include: 

  • Regular Screenings
  • Family History Analysis
  • Posture Correction and Spinal Alignment
  • Avoiding Environmental Pollutants
  • Managing Medications Properly
  • Nutrition and Healthy Eating Habits

If you are wondering “does preventive care save money?” the answer is yes. According to the CDC, 75 percent of annual health spending goes toward chronic and largely preventable diseases in the U.S. 

If you want to learn more about Prevention, Longevity and how we can help you achieve your highest quality of life, give us a call at 480-802-9977.

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