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Why preventative healthcare is important

Article provided by Medshield

If preventative health-care methods are a new concept to you, then you will want to consider our benefit plans and value-added services. Preventative health-care methods include the use of health screenings, analysis, and upkeep before you feel or even know that anything is wrong. This way, you can prevent future illness and treatment, saving you lots of money and suffering in the end.

Why are preventative health-care methods important?

How many times have you heard of someone being diagnosed with an untreatable case of cancer? This usually occurs when the disease has been there for too long before it is noticed, and thus people end up with too little time to fight back. If the disease is diagnosed at an earlier stage, steps can be taken to treat and possibly cure it.

Most medical schemes offer health risk assessments, which can be taken at any a number of pharmacies or at the specific scheme’s wellness days. Below is a list of the tests normally covered in this assessment:

  • Cholesterol
  • Blood sugar
  • Blood pressure
  • BMI
  • Immunisations for kids

Do you want to save on medical bills?

It is well-known that medical treatments, medication, and GP visits can be quite expensive. By using preventative measures, you reduce the chances of needing to undergo expensive or painful procedures. If you are healthier, then you can opt for a hospital plan, and thus save money.

Early health screenings

Warning signs for health conditions can be spotted by going for health screenings before you feel that something is wrong. This way, you will know what you are at risk of getting, and can prevent it from happening. Exercise and a balanced diet are good ways to start.

How can therapy help?

Preventative healthcare is not only for physical, but also mental health issues. Mental disease can be caught early on through therapy sessions and it might help to get your mindset right for a healthy lifestyle. Through counselling, you can also learn how behaviour can affect your health. Habits such as smoking, drinking, and eating oily and sugary fast foods can cause preventable health issues. If you know the dangers, and have someone to talk to, it may be easier to quit and stay healthy.

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle

To maintain your health and wellness, a few measures of change and effort must be taken. For instance, regular exercise and a healthy diet can take you a long way. By joining a medical aid scheme you get access to various preventative healthcare solutions. This might be just what you need to maintain a happy and healthy family.

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