Living With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Medical Centre Preventative Health Programs

If you visit a medical centre to see your physician, you may notice programs the centre offers. One of these programs is preventative health. This program allows you to receive health treatments and visits that can prevent or detect severe issues as soon as possible. If you have seen these programs, but are unsure if any of them would be suitable for you, here are a few to consider. 


Diabetes is an issue that many people develop due to several reasons. One of the reasons you may develop diabetes is due to weight. You also may have other health issues or a direct family line with diabetes. If you are concerned about your blood sugar levels and feel you may have the symptoms of diabetes, consider attending a preventative health program for this issue. In most cases, they will take your blood and run a blood panel, or tests. This will let the doctors know if you have diabetes or are at high risk for diabetes. This can prevent severe issues later and possibly hospitalisation. 

Memory Loss

Memory loss can be due to many things. For instance, you may be dealing with an abnormal amount of stress. This stress can lead to several issues, including the loss of short term memory. You may also be experiencing issues with your medication that are causing the loss. However, preventative health programs help determine if you are having more severe issues causing the memory loss. Early dementia and Alzheimer's detection can be a huge benefit of attending preventative health programs. If you are not having a severe issue, you may find help for your stress or other outlying issues that are contributing to the memory loss.

Blood Pressure

There are certain signs of high blood pressure. One of the leading signs is feeling dizzy or lightheaded. If this happens often, you may be experiencing high blood pressure. You can opt for a preventative program at your medical centre that checks your blood pressure once a week or more. This check can give your doctor an ongoing log of your blood pressure to determine if it is too high and if medication is necessary.

If there are specific preventative treatments that may help you, your doctor will mention them during upcoming appointments at the medical centre. Keep in mind, you may also be able to have your doctor send referrals for these programs and services. Appointments are necessary at most preventative services and health programs. Contact a medical centre to learn more.