In addition to curative and rehabilitative medicine, the prevention (prophylaxis) of diseases and health disorders is becoming increasingly important. In this context, we create an individual “risk profile” for our patients, which is supplemented by targeted screening and preventive examinations. The personal “risk profile” provides medically valuable information for:
Diseases of the cardiovascular system (heart attack, stroke)
Fat metabolism disorders, diabetes
Degenerative diseases of the nervous system (Alzheimer’s disease)
Respiratory diseases (asthma, lung cancer)
The aim of preventive medicine is the prevention of diseases. The occurrence of a disease should be prevented as far as possible or at least possible complications should be contained after its outbreak.
The challenge of preventive medicine is to motivate people to make efforts themselves to prevent disease in their daily lives. Which measures really make sense and are realistic should be decided jointly by doctor and patient. Preventive medicine can help reduce the burden of disease at various stages. Primary prevention is intended to prevent the occurence of a disease, secondary prevention to slow progression and tertiary prevention to prevent further complications.
Preventive medicine in old age is often seen as superfluous because it comes too late. Nevertheless, preventive medical measures with which a good quality of life can be produced and maintained are still worthwhile even in old age.
Preventive medicine, especially for the elderly, is therefore an important part of medical care. Current scientific advances make it possible to carry out meaningful prevention even at an advanced age, thereby preventing illnesses and alleviating the progression of existing diseases and preventing their further progression.
Prevention and avoidance of health risks as early as possible are still the basis for a long and qualitatively good life in health and well-being.
General preventive measures also include a balanced diet, an adequate supply of nutrients, age-appropriate exercise and the correct handling of stress. We attach great importance to these aspects and give practical recommendations for implementation in everyday life.