There are two options. One, we can get treatment of the disease we are suffering from. Second, we take steps so that diseases do not occur or atleast get delayed and cause minimum suffering. This second step is known as Preventive Healthcare.
Why Preventive Healthcare is important? Reason is easy to understand. By the time we come to know about disease through complaints (signs and symptoms) or investigations (blood test, scans etc) it is already too late and significant damage has already occurred to body tissues. And even after knowing about sickness we are unable to get relief due to factors like lack or delay in initiative to start treatment, wrong diagnosis, non availability of specific treatment, failure of treatment and so on. End result is suffering, years of suffering which is likely to last life long.
Millions of people around the world are suffering and dying due to preventable causes. It sounds strange but true that big causes of suffering and untimely death are poor diet, lack of exercise, excess stress, preventable injuries, pollution and other such factors. We can manage them to a large extent and prevent diseases.
How to prevent sickness and diseases
Some of the things we need to do at individual and community level are:
- Believe in golden truth â€“ Prevention is better than cure
- Become aware about what can be done
- Regular check up and investigations, all ages
- Healthy and balanced nutrition
- Regular exercise
- Learn stress coping skills
- Maintain hygiene
- Avoid addictions
- Safety measures to avoid injuries
- Control pollution
- Holistic preventive care
Levels of prevention
Primary prevention – Eliminating disease agents like immunization, healthy diet and exercise, avoiding smoking etc.
Secondary prevention – Early detection and management of diseases like detecting diabetes and hypertension and managing them.
Tertiary prevention â€“ Slow down disease and reduce negative effect.
Holistic Preventive Care
Holistic Preventive Care promoted by Ethos is unique and has edge as it works at all three levels. It improves health, reduce chances of getting sick, detect early indications and also slow down and reduce negative effects.
- Constitutional Homeopathy
- Diet and Nutrition
- Exercise and Fitness
- Lifestyle management
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