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Preventive Medicine As The Answer To Health Challenges In The New Year.

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Preventive Medicine As The Answer To Health Challenges In The New Year.

January 10, 2018 Counseling Psychology General Health Healing Nutrition and Diet 1
Preventive Medicine As The Answer To Health Challenges In The New Year.

Preventive Medicine As The Answer To Health Challenges In The New Year.

What is Preventive Medicine:

According to Wikipedia – the free encyclopedia – Preventive medicine or prophylaxis) consists of measures taken for disease prevention, as opposed to disease treatment. Just as health encompasses a variety of physical and mental states, so do disease and disability, which are affected by environmental factors, genetic predisposition, disease agents, and lifestyle choices.

Health, disease, and disability are dynamic processes which begin before individuals realize they are affected. Disease prevention relies on anticipatory actions that can be categorized as primal, primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention.

Preventive Medicine As The Answer To Health Challenges In The New Year.

Preventive Medicine As The Answer To Health Challenges In The New Year.

Causes Of Diseases:

Each year, millions of people die of preventable deaths. A 2004 study showed that about half of all deaths in the United States in 2000 were due to preventable behaviors and exposures.

Leading causes included cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease, unintentional injuries, diabetes, and certain infectious diseases. This same study estimates that 400,000 people die each year in the United States due to poor diet and a sedentary lifestyle.

According to estimates made by the World Health Organization(WHO), about 55 million people died worldwide in 2011, two thirds of this group from non-communicable diseases, including cancer, diabetes, and chronic cardiovascular and lung diseases.

This is an increase from the year 2000, during which 60% of deaths were attributed to these diseases. Preventive health

care is especially important given the worldwide rise in prevalence of chronic diseases and deaths from these diseases.

Preventive Medicine As The Answer To Health Challenges In The New Year.

Preventive Medicine As The Answer To Health Challenges In The New Year.

How To Prevent Diseases:

There are many methods for prevention of disease. It is recommended that adults and children aim to visit their doctor for

  • Regular check-ups, even if they feel healthy,
  • To perform disease screening,
  • Identify risk factors for disease,
  • Discuss tips for a healthy and balanced lifestyle,
  • Stay up to date with immunizations and boosters,
  • Maintain a good relationship with a healthcare provider.

Some common disease screenings include checking for the following:

  • Hypertension (high blood pressure),
  • Hyperglycemia (high blood sugar, a risk factor for diabetes mellitus),
  • Hypercholesterolemia (high blood cholesterol),
  • Screening for colon cancer,
  • Depression,
  • HIV
  • Common types of sexually transmitted disease such as
  • Chlamydia,
  • Syphilis, and
  • Gonorrhea,
  • Mammography (to screen for breast cancer),
  • Colorectal cancer screening,
  • A Pap test (to check for cervical cancer),
  • Screening for osteoporosis.

Genetic Testing:

Genetic testing can also be performed to screen for mutations that cause genetic disorders or predisposition to certain diseases such as breast or ovarian cancer.

 However, these measures are not affordable for every individual and the cost effectiveness of preventive health care is still a topic of debate.

Make Food Your Medicine And Not Medicine Your Food

Preventing Diseases:

On a typical day, everyone wakes up and goes about their daily business. They push and stress the body mostly to the point of exertion without a minute thought to what they are doing to their body and how it is taking the stress exerted upon it.

To make matters worse, they take in a lot of junk food mostly:

  1. Flour based food like cakes, pastries and other
  2. Sugar based foods like those listed above
  3. Sugary drinks
  4. Alcohol
  5. Fat based foods like oily and greased foods, butter, fried food
  6. Heavy carbohydrate foods like fufu, eba, rice etc.

All the above listed foods have little or nothing to really offer the body and help the daily degeneration and regeneration going on in the body and help fine-tune the bodily function.

Soon, they discover that the body is stressed and since stress causes an imbalance in the body, this imbalance will have to be addressed so that the body can again function normally and at optimal capacity.

They believe the answer lies in the hospital and or taking medications to get the body back to shape as soon as possible. They are least concerned about what they did that caused the problem in the first place but rather are more anxious to get rid of it.

Most would even pray and cry to God asking for a healing or miracle that would take the manifested problem away without accepting responsibility for causing the situation in the first place.. The situation may manifest as:

  1. Malady
  2. Disorder
  3. Disease
  4. Aches and pain

Taking Responsibility For Our Lives:

They would rather someone take responsibility and make them well again while they go back to the same lifestyle and habits that caused the problem in the first place. Some would even tell you that it is someone from their “villages/town” that have bewitched them and is after them. All lame and excuses to have someone carry their responsibility until it gets to the point of no-return.

Now this article is for those who want to be in charge of their health and give their body the best healthy food and food substances they can get and help nourish the body.

They take responsibility for what they are ingesting, making sure it is healthy and nutrient packed to nourish and build up body parts. They include:

  1. Protein based food – which break down into amino acids and are the essential building blocks for the body parts. Like Legumes – beans, dairy – milk, eggs
  2. Whole grain based food – they supply the essentials for healthy life and include – wheat, oat. Barley, brown rice.
  3. Food packed with minerals and essentials nutrients that aid growth and development of the body and they include – Fruits and vegetables
  4. Water – the elixir of life itself.


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