“Prevention is better than cure.” ~ Desiderius Erasmus
There has been a massive increase in interest among individuals and families in preventive medicine over the last decade.
Rather than waiting to be sick to see a Doctor, people are beginning to seek out tools and habits for improving their health before the onset of illness.
The question at hand is, can preventive medicine go so far as saving a life?
Here are 3 Ways Preventive Medicine Can Save Lives
1. Health Optimization over Disease Detection
In preventive medicine, a holistic, client-centered approach is taken into the testing process.
Typically, a wide array of tests are selected between the doctor and client to determine the most effective for understanding health and budget.
Through preventive testing, you can discover the unique aspects of your health profile and begin a treatment or lifestyle plan tailored to your individual needs.
Think of this as the opposite of a “cookie-cutter” approach to medicine.
After testing, a lifestyle plan is provided to guide you in optimal health and wellness. These steps are often directly related to your unique needs based on your health profile.
The goal of the lifestyle plan is to make minor adjustments in your daily habits and routines to promote your best possible health.
This knowledge of your health can significantly reduce the likelihood of developing a chronic illness or disease in the long term.
2. Comprehensive Testing over Incremental Testing
In a preventive approach to medicine, testing is done based on your budget and desire to gain knowledge of your health - it’s done comprehensively to see the big picture.
With this information, you gain a more robust understanding of the root cause behind the symptom (i.e., sleep issues, chronic fatigue, pain, bowel issues, etc.).
In this process, you can work with your doctor and health coach to find the subtle lifestyle adjustments that will make the most significant difference in your long-term health.
3. Process-Driven over Event-Driven
In traditional medicine, a specific event must first occur before treatment.
Whether it’s an acute injury, accident, incident, or developing illness, the event comes first, then treatment.
In preventive medicine, it’s just the opposite.
The idea with preventive medicine is to prevent the event from ever occurring or significantly reducing the severity or long-term implications.
In this process, you begin with comprehensive testing, gain access to your results then, with a vastly improved understanding of your unique health profile, begin to implement new habits alongside your health and wellness coach.
The process promotes long-term health.
Next Steps to Your Health Journey
You have what it takes inside you to continue working towards improved health as you age.
Our team at Tiger Medical has the experience, clinical skills, and coaching acumen to help you make the habit and lifestyle changes now that can save your life.
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