Quite often, we take our health for granted and seek treatment only when we are stricken with an illness or a disease. However, acting only after finding out you have a certain disease could be too late for treatments, e.g. a heart attack. Regular screenings often reveal the warning signs long before it may have happened.
This brings us to the area of preventive healthcare, or prophylaxis. Disease and disability are affected by environmental factors, genetic predisposition, disease agents, and lifestyle choices and are dynamic processes which begin before individuals realised they are affected. Preventive Medicine focuses on the health of individuals in order to protect, promote, and maintain health and well-being; and prevent disease, disability, and premature death. Prevention is better than cure. Instead of waiting for things to happen, make things happen, be proactive. Here are four ways you can help yourself:
Medical Imaging Screenings
Comprehensive diagnostic imaging provides in-depth information about the structures and activities inside your body. With this knowledge, our medical professionals will be able to examine and provide the right diagnosis.
As our DNA differs from one another, a genetic test can reveal “longevity genes” and allergies. Longevity genes helps us reveal predisposed conditions, hence these conditions can be prevented or delayed early on. Our body screening can also reveal both immediate and delayed food allergies, therefore enabling you to know what’s best for your nutrition.
There are medical wearables in the market which can monitor our body, detect heart rate and oxygen rate and give us early warning signs of diseases e.g. glucose monitoring devices can help alert us if the food we are consuming will cause a spike. And electrocardiogram device that detects and records the electrical activity of the heart. Mapping your whole body with the latest science today will help you know the present condition of your body and address problems before they appear.