Ever wondered why do we service machine or equipment on regular basis? Just to keep them fully functional with 100% efficiency is the answer to the question. Similarly, human body requires the regular repair or maintenance in order to live a healthy life. The goal of a successful preventive healthcare is to establish consistent healthcare practices to improve the functioning of our body and prevent it from untimely failures. Thus, to help people stay healthy.
“Prevention is better than the cure” is that one phrase that Preventive Healthcare swears by. One good example can be diabetes. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) recommends annual diabetes screening tests after people reach 45 years of age. Diabetes can, if not treated properly, affect many parts of one’s body. Therefore, it is very important to manage diabetes as it can cause serious health problems like heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, eye problems etc., over time.
However, it is observed that most of the times people are reluctant to adopt Preventive Healthcare measures. There is a problem in their mindsets when it comes to their health and taking measures to keep it in check. They won't visit a doctor until they fall sick. They will not take care of their body until some problem starts to arise. They tend to think preventive healthcare as a waste of money if they’re fit and fine. Thus, instead of acting proactively, it is observed that people act reactively, often worsening the illness and leading it emergency situations. That is why there is an urgent need for people to understand the importance of Preventive “Proactive” Healthcare.
According to the CDC, chronic diseases that are preventable with preventive healthcare accounts for 75% of the nation’s healthcare spending in the US. If everyone within the country adopted the preventive healthcare, then the healthcare system could save more than 100,000 lives a year.
Why people absolutely need to practice preventive healthcare?
1. Early treatment and cure
Health is not valued till acute sickness comes. But when proper preventions from the beginning are taken, there are chances to diagnosis the disease in its beginning stage only. This helps in early treatment to the disease which then can be cured easily.
2. Improved quality of life
A person following a Preventive Healthcare regime – leading a healthy lifestyle, eating healthy, performing some physical activities regularly, getting regular body checkups, getting all the needed vaccinations, etc. – tends to have an improved quality of life. The difference with not following the healthcare regime can be clearly observed in terms of poor quality of life.
3. Save crippling medical costs in the future
According to the CDC, “$1 spent on childhood vaccination saves $10”. This itself shows the reduction in the medical costs in future by adopting a preventive measure early. Despite the fact that it is hard to recognize immediate savings with respect to the adoption of preventive healthcare measures, long term monetary and health benefits are more evident.
It is clear that Preventive Healthcare is completely vital and holds so much importance in one’s life. Not only it helps the person to lead a happy and prosperous life, also helps in early diagnosis and thus, better prognosis. By preventing any disease or diagnosing one early and getting proper treatment, the person can have improved and a better quality of life – making the person more productive.
How Care4Parents can help?
Care4Parents provides quality-assured Preventive Health Care for the elderly at home in India who have their kids living in some other cities; especially overseas, and therefore, parents staying alone in India. It comprises regular health check-ups, specialists’ consultations, regular tracking of vital parameters such as blood pressure, blood sugar, SPO2, body temperature & ECG, and many other requirement-based services, thus resulting in minimized emergency situations, higher quality of life and helping them embrace their old-age gracefully.
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