As we age, it is important to continue to take the measures necessary for maintaining longevity and health throughout life. Preventative Medicine is an important aspect of healthcare that is practiced here at Your Family Medical in order to ensure the overall health of our patients. We provide means of prevention that are designed to avoid preventable health risks by staying informed through anticipatory actions.
What is Preventative Care?
Although this can be a very broad term, our caring and experienced staff specializes in addressing multiple aspects of preventative medicine. It is designed to focus on the wellbeing of individuals, communities, and populations by protecting and promoting overall health. This can include monitoring potential health threats and treating them before they are able to develop into more serious health concerns or diseases. Common preventative care facets can include:
- Men and women’s health
- Hormone replacement
- Physical therapy
- Pain management
- Cardiovascular treatments
It is commonly advised by doctors to maintain healthy eating habits and exercise regularly to promote a healthy lifestyle and avoid health risks. However, identifying and applying the best plan for you can be difficult. Our experienced medical professionals can help you create a personalized plan for addressing your specific goals and preventative health needs.
There is more to preventative care than just diet and exercise. Making sure to keep up with annual exams, such as blood work, can be vital in determining the longevity of your health. For women, receiving an annual gynecologic exam is important for preventing dangerous and common cancers, such as cervical cancer. For men, receiving an annual exam is also essential for preventing concerns such as prostate cancer.
As we age, our bodies begin to decrease in the stimulation of hormone production. Hormones are important for maintaining optimal health and promoting vital functions. When hormones become imbalanced, it can lead to the development of symptoms and potentially disease. If a hormone imbalance is indicated, hormone replacement therapy may be implemented in order to prevent serious concerns from forming, and alleviate painful symptoms. Hormone replacement therapy first begins by identifying the imbalance. Once the specific hormone imbalance is indicated, a synthetic version is then replaced through the form of pellets, creams, or even shots. This is designed to restore hormone levels back to normal and promote optimal body function.
If you are interested in learning more about all the beneficial measures preventative medicine can provide you, reach out to us here at Your Family Medical. Contact us today and schedule your consultation for a healthier you!