Monday, 16 January 2017

The Importance of Preventive Medicine

The Importance of Preventive Medicine

Unable to stand again tortured by cough that never stopped, Lukman (41), call it so his name, finally followed the advice of his wife in order to go to the doctor. Which made her suspect is in addition often experience harsh cough, runny nose and shortness of breath, her husband was also apparent weight loss. After review, the doctor suggested that Lukman immediately hospitalized, because the diagnosis showed severe symptoms of lung spots. However, not a disease that makes Lukman anxious, but the cost of treatment was imagined would deplete his savings.

If he had earlier come to see the doctor, or want to change their lifestyle as heavy smokers, may not have to be hospitalized a costly such.

Prevention efforts prior to becoming ill, or before the disease getting worse, which in medicine is called preventive medicine (preventive treatment) is better than later have to treat.

Preventive medicine is the branch of science kedoketeran that prioritizes prevention aspects in the sense that there is some level of frequency in the prevention efforts, namely the prevention of primordial, primary prevention and secondary prevention.

Talk about prevention, the intention is for disease prevention efforts, which is addressed to people who have not been affected by a particular disease, or to address the risk factors and causes.

Preventive medicine is a branch of medicine that prioritizes prevention aspects in the sense that there are some levels of frequency in the prevention efforts, i.e. the primordial prevention, primary prevention and secondary prevention.

When talking about prevention, the objection is to hold a disease prevention, which is addressed to people who have not been affected by a particular disease, or to overcome the risk factors and causes.

Primordial prevention

Prevention effort is aimed at someone who has not met the risk factors or factors that cause the disease, preventing the person from experiencing it.

For example, a major risk factor for coronary heart disease is dyslipidemia which is a disorder of increased cholesterol or fat in the blood. In addition, other risk factors are hypertension (high blood pressure), diabetes, obesity (overweight), smoking habit and so on.

Thus, those factors need to be taken care in advance, to avoid suffering from the illness. By preventing those risk factors, people are more likely to live a better life.

Primary prevention

Primary prevention is a prevention effort aimed at someone who already has risk factors, for example, the person has had an indication of hypertension or diabetes, so this prevention prevents it from becoming more severe to the stage of coronary heart disease.

At this stage, the risk factors are treated, prevented and overcome first, either by using medication or by doing regular exercise, a complete balanced diet and adequate nutrition intake.

Secondary prevention

Secondary prevention is a prevention effort aimed at someone who has already suffered from coronary heart disease or stroke, for example,in order to prevent it from developing to further deadly complications.

It is not surprising, preventive medicine recently becomes a trend in the medical world as an effort to prevent people from illness or their existing illness that is likely to develop into a more severe category that costs a large amount of money for the treatment.