Many people only visit the doctor when they injure themselves or become ill. But what if there was a way to lower your risk of health problems entirely? Enter preventive medicine. Daniel Di Iorio, MD, DC, FAAFP, and the team at Integrated Care in Lake Barrington, Illinois, proudly offer a full suite of preventive medicine services to men, women, and teens. Whether you’ve recently been diagnosed with a chronic illness and want to take action or you’re relatively healthy and want to stay that way, preventive medicine can help. Call the office today and request your preventive medicine appointment.
Preventive medicine is a branch of health care designed to prevent sickness and other health problems before they occur. The goal of preventive medicine is to promote, protect, and maintain your health and well-being. Preventive medicine also works to prevent disease, death, and disability, both on an individual basis and in communities.
Instead of prescribing a certain treatment following an illness or injury, preventive medicine works to take preemptive action. By living a healthy, active, and balanced lifestyle, you can significantly lower your risk of common health problems such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and certain types of cancer.
Seven out of every 10 deaths occur due to chronic diseases such as diabetes and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD). Preventive health measures such as screening and detection can catch these problems early on, before they become life-threatening.
Preventive medicine also encourages healthy habits. By eating well, exercising regularly, getting plenty of sleep, and avoiding tobacco use, you can minimize your risk of disease and other health problems.
At Integrated Care, the team offers a full array of preventive medicine treatments, including:
Visiting the doctor at least once every year is one of the easiest and most effective ways to catch potential health problems early on. At Integrated Care, Dr. Di Iorio and the team regularly perform annual physicals. They also offer sports physicals, blood pressure testing, diabetes testing, and other types of preventive screenings.
The foods and beverages you consume directly impact your energy levels and neurological function. If you’re tired of primarily eating junk food, Dr. Di Iorio and the team can provide you with tips and insights that encourage healthier eating. Depending on your background and health history, they might also recommend more regular exercise or getting more sleep.
Chiropractic care works to improve your whole-body health. If your musculoskeletal system is in alignment, you’re much less likely to experience muscle aches, joint pain, or headaches.
To determine the type of preventive medicine you’ll most benefit from, make an appointment at Integrated Care. Following a discussion of your symptoms, goals for treatment, and a physical exam, Dr. Di Iorio can develop a treatment plan that aligns with your individual needs.
To learn more about the benefits of preventive medicine, call and make an appointment at Integrated Care today.