A common expression: “An Ounce of Preventative Care” is Worth a “Pound of Cure.”
Most of us, who are otherwise well or healthy at birth with appropriate development throughout early adulthood, began to develop chronic diseases around the age of 30-35 years old, unless there is some other predisposition for early development of diseases due to certain environmental factors or genetics (inheritable diseases, i.e. what we get from our parents or genes transcended through our ancestry).
Chronic diseases that develop after the age of 35 years old, tend to be due to degenerative changes related to the disruption of normal homeostatic mechanisms as we become older. Five chief systematic components have been commonly linked to this process: a) Cardiovascular ; b) Immune; c) Endocrine; d) Musculo-skeletal; and, e) Neurological.
-12-Lead EKG, cost around 100 dollars
-Complete Blood Count Report with differential, cost around 15 dollars
-Thyroid Function Test; Hemoglobin A1c, cost around 90 dollars
-X-ray, cost around 100 dollars
-Neurological Examination, cost around 50 dollars
So a regular check up of these five systems can essentially PREVENT advancements of MOST DISEASES or SICK Care! SICK CARE costs patients on average well over 300,000 dollars
in a life time.
PREVENTATIVE AND MAINTENANCE CARE typically starts on a routine basis at age 40! Try it!