Measures to prevent diseases

It has been said many times that prevention is better than cure. That's why many people want to know what kind of evidence is that we can help diagnose certain diseases in their earliest stages, when they are easier to treat.

The list of tests recommended by the National Institutes of Health (NIH, for its acronym in English) and the Working Group Preventive Services of the United States are:

*Blood Pressure should be monitored at least every two years.

*Cholesterol: Women should have the test regularly, starting at age 45, men every 5 years from 35. Smokers and diabetics and those with a family history of heart disease, should begin to do this test at age 20.

*Colorectal cancer: These tests are recommended after age 50. Your doctor will tell you what is most appropriate for you.

*Depression: Any person who, for a period longer than two weeks, you feel unhappy, sad or melancholic, consult your doctor who may recommend certain tests to determine if you have depression.

*Diabetes: People who suffer from high blood pressure or have high cholesterol levels should take the necessary tests to detect this disease.

*Breast cancer: After 40 years, recommends a mammogram every two years.

*Osteoporosis (females): We recommend a bone density test at age 65 to rule in bone fragility. Those women aged between 60 and 64 years whose weight is below 154 pounds (70 kilos), should consult their doctor about this test.

*Cervical cancer (women): From the 21 or the onset of sexual activity, women should have regular Pap smear (or Pap test) at intervals of 1 to 3 years.

*Prostate cancer (men): The doctor can explain what the advantages and disadvantages of the test of prostate specific antigen (PSA) or digital rectal exam (DRE, by its initials in English).

*Venereal Diseases: In case of doubt, the doctor can help you decide if you need to take any tests to detect sexually transmitted diseases.

This type of testing recommended by the chemical allopathic medicine is important to take into account, especially when the pace of life is far from natural. However, if we practice a balanced diet and follow biological, for example, laws healing through food need not be as strict monitoring of this type of protocol.

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