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Why should preventive healthcare be prioritised?

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Why should preventive healthcare be prioritised?
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People are accustomed to habits, and General Practitioners play a crucial role in assisting patients in becoming aware of the negative effects of bad lifestyle choices. However, the truth is that providing accurate treatment to patients is hampered by a great number of barriers. Building self-confidence, having a healthy lifestyle, having more energy, being less stressed, and experiencing emotional happiness all contribute to a good life. Early adoption of preventive healthcare practices is essential for halting the rise of lifestyle illnesses. 

What is Preventive Healthcare?

The goal of preventive healthcare is to lessen the burden of disease and related risk factors by preventing sickness. To stop additional deterioration throughout time, preventive interventions can be used at every stage of a person’s lifespan and along a disease spectrum. 

Why is it important?

People have benefited from preventive healthcare by making consistent decisions and adopting healthy lifestyle, dietary, and eating habits. These acts not only provide the body a fighting chance to stay healthy, but they also aid in the early detection and management of existing issues.

It’s time to switch to a preventative healthcare strategy

Preventive treatment tries to avoid illnesses that are mostly caused by a bad lifestyle. We must combine preventative and curative approaches while improving access to life-saving treatments to effectively address population health as a whole. One of the factors impeding the potential expansion of preventive healthcare and spending on it is a lack of knowledge. Based on current patterns, the current situation is worrisome.

Economical, preventive actions are essential

A reactive approach to healthcare results in unnecessary cost growth. The performance of the medical system will grow dramatically, leading to better care quality, if we are able to keep prices in check and expand access to treatment. To provide incisive preventative care insights, we require a solid national health dataset. Government and commercial healthcare providers can also create forecasts and actions based on data.

The changing use of pharmaceuticals in patient prevention

Patients are now increasingly able to influence and participate in healthcare decisions. Pharma firms have been forced to rethink their place in the patient journey caused by Covid-19. It is time for us to move past our responsibilities as producers of medications and assist patients as they go through the many stages of their care—from instruction and  care— to prevention, diagnosis,  treatment, and care.


The importance of partnerships has been emphasised  globally, and the ongoing pandemic has shown the value of several important, extensive coalitions. Collaboration between healthcare and biotech firms is crucial for the growing area of preventative medicine. Corporations and their employee-focused wellness initiatives will also be important. Our collaborative efforts to promote timely immunizations, screening, and simple access to treatment are essential to the effectiveness of preventive medicine.

Technology’s part in facilitating the change

Big data in medicine has a great potential to be understood and interpreted due to developments in artificial intelligence (AI), analytics, digitization, and deep learning. Fitness applications and wearables have greatly expanded the amount of personal health tracking. Without the capacity for patients and medical professionals to make relevant deductions and take meaningful action, the data gathered would be useless. Even today, we rely largely on the patient as the only source of crucial information during a patient care journey. Our capacity to analyse vast amounts of patient data and provide it to healthcare experts will be crucial in enabling preventative healthcare.

Methods of Preventive Care

Here are a few things you can do to keep your health in check and ward off any issues in the future.

Weight Control

One of the major risk factors for diabetes, heart disease, and even some types of cancer is being overweight or obese. Weight control is therefore crucial for preventative healthcare. To lose excess weight, engage in regular exercise and consume a balanced diet.

Mental Health Evaluations

Mental health, one of the key components of well-being, is frequently forgotten when people think of medical treatment. But, mental health issues like depression, affect our lives negatively. 

Additionally, drug addiction disorders, especially ending in overdosing, can be caused by mental health issues. 

The importance of mental health screenings for conditions like depression can assist people in dealing with problems that can have a negative impact on other aspects of their lives. 

Health Checks

Everybody should undergo wellness checks, known as annual physicals, regardless of age or medical history. Here, the doctor will examine your height, weight, blood pressure, heart rate, cholesterol, and glucose levels, among other things.

Get your blood tests done at regular intervals to avoid any delay in detections of illnesses or diseases.  

How Smile Foundation is Committed

Smile Foundation has been actively involved in creating awareness among the most vulnerable and poverty-stricken people from the remote corners to urban villages of India. Click here to know more and contribute towards a healthier India. 

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