Preventive care is a set of measures taken in advance of symptoms to prevent illness or injury. This type of care is best exemplified by routine physical examinations and immunizations. The emphasis is on preventing illnesses before they occur.
The most important part of preventive health care is maintaining good health habits.
In addition to these habits, there are some other professional services that may prove worthwhile in either preventing or at least minimizing disease.
1. Periodic screening of female adults for specific problems is important and recommended:
2. Periodic screening of male adults for specific problems is important and recommended:
Keep immunizations up-to-date. Remember that adults should receive periodic boosters for diseases such as tetanus. If you are either older than 65 or have significant heart or lung problems, you should consider receiving an influenza vaccine during the fall and winter season, as well as a pneumonia vaccine.
Many diseases can be effectively treated when detected early.
See your primary health care provider right away if:
Have a plan for obtaining professional care before the need arises.
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