Disease Prevention

LaSante Health Center

Multi-Specialty Health Clinic located in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Brooklyn, NY

Preventing illness is always preferable to treating a painful, disabling condition, and there are many ways you and your doctor can work together to help you avoid sickness. LaSante Health Center in the Prospect Lefferts Gardens area of Brooklyn, New York City, has a team of experienced primary care experts passionate about disease prevention’s benefits. Find out how to avoid many serious and life-threatening health conditions by calling LaSante Health Center or booking an appointment online today.

Disease Prevention Q & A

What is disease prevention?

Disease prevention (preventive medicine) aims to provide people with support and advice on leading healthy lifestyles, making a significant contribution towards preventing them from becoming sick. LaSante Health Center offers extensive preventive medicine services, including:

  • Immunizations
  • Cancer screening
  • Cardiovascular screening
  • Annual physicals
  • Medical weight loss
  • Sight tests

Some of the most severe health problems you can face are either caused (or made worse) by the lifestyle you lead. Many others are preventable through immunization and regular screening, and early intervention improves your prospects significantly.

What can I do to help disease prevention work for me?

Disease prevention is about building good health based on positive lifestyle choices. These include:

Eating a healthy diet

A well-balanced diet containing many varieties of foods is best for fulfilling your nutritional needs. Avoiding processed foods and eating fresh fruit and vegetables are critical to good health, and keeping yourself well-hydrated helps your organs function correctly.

Regular exercise

Inactivity is a leading cause of ill health and disease, but being active and exercising regularly can do wonders for health and well-being. Exercise has many benefits, such as giving you more energy, helping you lose weight, keeping your organs, bones, and muscles strong, and helping with low mood problems.

Reducing stress levels

Chronic stress is another major cause of poor health, and it can lead to serious physical and mental illness if left unchecked. An essential aspect of preventing ill health is finding ways to reduce stress and benefit from relaxation.

Avoiding bad habits

Smoking is the most prominent contributor to multiple health problems and premature deaths, so quitting smoking is one of the best actions you can take to prevent disease. Consuming excessive amounts of alcohol or taking illegal drugs are also causes of severe health problems and mortality.

What problems can disease prevention help me avoid?

Health problems you can avoid (or reduce the likelihood of developing) with disease prevention include:

  • Some forms of cancer
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Coronary artery disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Stroke
  • Liver disease
  • Infections like measles, polio, and diphtheria

All doctors practice preventive medicine to a degree, but in recent years, the importance of preventive approaches to health care has become more widely recognized. They help patients of all ages avoid the misery, pain, expense, and inconvenience of being sick, enabling them to lead their best lives.

If you want to improve your health and prevent illness, LaSante Health Center will be delighted to help. Call the office or book an appointment online today.