Prevention : preventive examinations

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The medical check-up or health check-up is surely the best way to make a complete point on your state of health and allow an early detection.

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Prevention in medicine

By definition, prevention refers to a set of steps that must be taken to prevent a situation from occurring or degrading. In medicine, it is especially important to avoid contraction, aggravation or spread of a disease. The main objective of prevention is to identify the conditions favorable to the development of a pathology in order to stem epidemics or reduce the number of people suffering from a deterioration of health. Often recommended as part of a health check, vaccination and taking drugs against malaria are among the best known forms of prevention.

In the world of health professionals, a specific branch has been set up to deal with prevention, preventive medicine. Its role is to detect diseases and provide hygiene advice to the general public. In this context, the notion of hygiene must be taken in the broad sense of the term (cleanliness and hygiene of life). Therefore, as part of a preventive approach, doctors can give different advice on cleanliness, nutrition, ergonomics, posture … The patients can thus limit the risks of developing a particular affection or a set of diseases.

Different forms of prevention

WHO has established four levels of prevention that define the attitude and steps to be taken by health professionals. Primary prevention aims to reduce the incidence of a pathology (prevent the emergence of new cases) through education and information of the general public. Secondary prevention is intended to limit the prevalence of a condition (delaying or stopping its progression) through screenings and patient care.

Tertiary prevention consists of reducing the number of functional disabilities caused by a disease. In particular, it makes it possible to reduce recurrences and chronic disabilities due to a disease in the population. Finally, quaternary prevention consists of supporting end-of-life patients (palliative care) through medically and ethically acceptable care. At this stage, the focus is on protecting patients from over-medication and invasive procedures.

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Prevention by screening

Prevention also involves early detection of a disease, if its occurrence could not be avoided. Physicians must interrupt the development of the pathology as soon as possible to avoid complications, sequelae, disability or even death of the patient. The main challenge is to detect the condition before the onset of symptoms and slow down or stop progression. In general, early detection speeds up the management process and improves treatment efficiency.

Some medical examinations are commonly used in prevention. Doctors perform gynecological smears to detect cervical cancer, DNA tests to identify hereditary diseases, specific screenings to limit the spread of sexually transmitted infections, colonoscopy to check for tumor lesions, digital rectal examination to observe the first symptoms of prostate cancer…

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