When it comes to health care, many people live reactively instead of proactively. Plain and simple – preventive health care saves lives, as detecting health-related problems beforehand result in a better chance of recovery. There are several positive outcomes that accompany preventive health care. Keep reading to learn more about the benefits and how you can start practicing it now!
Dodge high medical expenses
The long-term costs attributed to disease management can reach astronomical heights depending on the severity of one’s condition. According to the CDC, 90% of the $3.5 trillion dollars in annual health care expenditures are from those with chronic health conditions. And, those without health insurance find it nearly impossible to pay for the necessary treatments required to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Dealing with health issues takes a toll, and the burden of medical expenses creates added stress to already hectic lives – preventive health care can take away this additional strain.
Increase your lifespan
Preventive care can drastically increase your lifespan because it allows you to catch things early and treat them much easier, and taking a proactive approach to one’s health aids doctors in keeping small problems from turning into larger ones. Conducting regular screenings is a pivotal step for individuals prone to developing serious health conditions. This is one of the best ways to prevent diseases such as cancer, diabetes and hypertension.
Place mental wellness at the forefront
Physical health screenings are an obvious plus to preventive health care, but mental health screenings are also crucial. Chronic illnesses often lead to a sense of hopelessness among the individuals who suffer from them. Research from the National Institute of Mental Health suggests that depression, accompanied with chronic illness, can lead to more severe symptoms. Providers use frequent check-ins with patients to discuss physical health, as well as mental well-being.
Compwell’s chronic care management services and preventive health care go hand in hand. We offer a full suite of chronic care wellness services to both health systems and corporate clients. Are you interested in learning more about Compwell’s services? Contact us today.