Preventative medicine medicine

The earliest possible prevention and avoidance of health risks continue to form the basis for a long and high quality of life where health and well-being are concerned.

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Prevention is the best medicine

The goal of preventative medicine is the avoidance of diseases. The occurrence of a disease should be prevented where possible, or at least possible complications avoided after it occurs.

What we offer:

  • Compilation of an individual “risk profile”
  • Screening and preventative checkups

A personal “risk profile” provides valuable medical information, among other things for:

  • Diseases of the cardiovascular system (heart attack, stroke)
  • Lipometabolic disorders, diabetes
  • Degenerative diseases of the nervous system (Alzheimer’s/dementia)
  • Respiratory diseases (asthma, lung cancer)
  • Diseases of the prostate
  • Osteoporosis

In addition to curative and rehabilitative medicine, the prevention of illnesses and health-related disorders is becoming increasingly important. In light of this, we create an individual “risk profile” for our patients, which is complemented by targeted screening and preventative checkups.

General preventative measures also include a balanced diet, sufficient intake of nutrients, an age-appropriate amount of exercise, and the correct method of dealing with stress. We greatly emphasise these aspects and provide practical recommendations for implementing them in your day-to-day life.

The challenge of preventative medicine lies in motivating people to actively take measures in their daily life which help prevent diseases. Which measures are truly meaningful and realistic is something doctor and patient should jointly agree on. Preventative medicine can help reduce the burden of a disease in various stages. Primary prevention aims to prevent the occurrence of a disease, while secondary prevention slows down its progress, and tertiary prevention aims to avoid further complications.

Preventative medicine in old age
Preventative medicine in old age is often seen as being superfluous, as being far too late. However, preventative measures are still worth the effort in old age, as they can help create and maintain a high quality of life.

Preventative medicine, in particular for older persons, is therefore an important component of medical care. Current scientific advances make it possible even for people of an advanced age to take meaningful preventative measures, thereby avoiding illnesses, mitigating the progress of existing diseases, and preventing them from worsening.