Preventive medicine is all about keeping you healthy by decreasing your chances of illness and disease. A preventive medicine doctor can help you live your best, healthiest life. Dr. Janette Nguyen and Dr. Hoan Ngo at Premier NW Houston Medical Group in Cypress, TX, provide comprehensive medical care, including preventive medicine to help you stay healthy.
What You Need to Know about Preventive Medicine
Let’s look at some of the ways preventive medicine can help you:
Blood pressure checks – by helping you maintain normal blood pressure, it helps prevent heart damage which can lead to a heart attack.
Weight management – by helping you maintain a healthy weight, you will help prevent obesity-related health conditions, joint pain, and other issues. Your doctor may recommend diet plans, medication, and other services to help you manage your weight.
Perform a comprehensive physical examination – to help prevent chronic conditions including arthritis, COPD, heart issues, and other illnesses and diseases.
Routine laboratory orders – to monitor cholesterol and blood sugar levels. Maintaining normal cholesterol levels helps prevent arterial blockages which can lead to a heart attack or stroke. Monitoring blood sugar can help prevent or manage diabetes.
Order imaging studies – x-rays, CT scans, bone density studies, MRIs, and other imaging can help identify conditions affecting your bones, ligaments, tendons, and muscles, including arthritis, musculoskeletal damage, degenerative bone problems, and other conditions.
Prescribe necessary medications – common medications to lower cholesterol, stabilize blood sugar, and lower blood pressure is one of the most effective treatment options to help you stay healthy.
Administer vaccinations – vaccinations are one of the easiest, most convenient ways to prevent serious illnesses and diseases including pneumonia, influenza, shingles, and COVID. Vaccinations are a safe and important part of preventive care.
Want to Know More?
To find out more about the benefits of preventive medicine and how it can help you stay healthy, call Dr. Nguyen and Dr. Ngo at Premier NW Houston Medical Group in Cypress, TX. You can reach them in the office by calling (281) 758-1022, so call today.