What is preventive medicine ?
Preventive medicine is a practice of medicine primarily with the objective of keeping patients healthy or preventing or delaying the onset of certain medical conditions, disability or even death. Preventive medicine tends to focus on those individuals who are currently healthy. Therefore, its aim is to promote, protect and maintain a healthy life and someone’s well being. The practice of preventive medicine involves different areas of specialty. However, general preventive medicine practices could sometimes involve the use of genetic testing / DNA testing / genome medicine / precision medicine / personalized medicine strategies to screen healthy individuals for specific genetic conditions in order to detect early any risks of developing an adverse medical conditions such as hereditary cancer, obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, respiratory diseases, and so on. Early detection among those healthy individuals screened can prevent or delay the onset of an adverse medical condition by different ways such as implementing certain changes in your life like your diet, lifestyle, recommendations for more frequent medical checkups, having a recommended surgery, starting to use certain medications and/or medical devices. With more than 6000 genes of the human genome currently known to be associated with more than 3000 medical conditions which have a genetic basis, analyzing your DNA or genetic material can provide early insights into your health and therefore help you prevent or delay the onset of certain adverse medical conditions which you may be at high risk of developing sometime during your life. Preventive medicine dramatically increases your quality of life in the long term, and could be more cost effective and an efficient way to help you maintain a healthy life.
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