3 Common Health Issues It IS Possible to Prevent
Before we go any further, it’s worth saying that sometimes in rare occasions (whether due to our genes or some other unchangeable factor) we may become sick and there is nothing we could have done to prevent it.
For most people, most of the time, the following common health issues are preventable, and if you want to take better control of your health, it is easier to do so than you might think…
Obesity and its comorbidities
No one ever said maintaining a healthy weight was easy. There are many people out there who can eat exactly what their body needs and not a calorie more. Without even thinking about it.
There are just as many people who are prone to overeating, and if they do it often enough.. they will become obese. Once obese, you are more likely to develop diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and a number of other significant illnesses.
The good news is, although it can be tough you can prevent obesity from happening to you, and therefore lessen your chances of being ill with any of its comorbidities too.
How do you do that? Start by eating a healthy calorie-controlled diet, consisting mainly of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. If you’re someone who struggles to stick to a healthy diet, consider having therapy to get to the root cause of your feelings, but do something because obesity is one of the most serious preventable health issues we currently face.
Anyone can get cancer at any time.
That being said, it IS possible to either lower your risk or prevent the onset of certain types of cancer.
If you always wear sunscreen, your chances of developing skin cancer are minimal.
If you never smoke or breathe in toxic chemicals, your chances of developing lung cancer will be much smaller.
*Your body is a filtration system, we maintain our health by feeding our body the vitamins and mineral it needs to renew cells, fight off bacteria/viruses, and flush our body of “plaque” that may build up.
Before you do anything that may not exactly be the most healthy, think carefully. Assess your cancer risk and act accordingly. Try to avoid the things that will be bad for you entirely. If that’s not possible limit them to a sensible level and your body will thank you.
Take steps daily to get to that healthy lifestyle that will have you feeling great and minimizing your risk for any health issues down the road.
- Gum disease
Some people are more genetically prone to develop gum disease, but they are in the minority, and even they can lower their chances by taking better care of theory dental health, From visiting the dentist at Prevention Dental more often, to ensuring that you brush and floss twice daily, to giving up smoking and limiting the amount of sugars you consume, there are numerous things you can do to prevent gum disease, and doing so will lower your risk of a number of other health issues including heart disease and diabetes. Take better care of your teeth and gums!
Prevention is Always better than cure, so do what you can to prevent common health issues from impacting your life.