Seven out of 10 Americans die each year from chronic diseases, many of which are preventable. When preventive care is used and illnesses and diseases are caught early enough, you can avoid or better control your health problems. Preventive care is a type of health care used to shift the focus of health care from treating sickness to maintaining wellness and good health. Prevention includes a healthy lifestyle, exercise, diet, laboratory tests, counseling and immunizations. Preventive care can save your money as follows:
- Lowering the long-term cost of managing disease helps catch problems in the early stages when the disease is more readily treatable. The cost of early treatment or diet or lifestyle changes is less than the cost of treating and managing a chronic disease or severe illness.
- Preventive care is covered in full by health insurance.
To prevent more serious problems later, schedule your regular health screenings and evaluations today.