Preventive Care

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Preventive Care services offered in Willow Park, TX

Preventive care offers you the best chance of enjoying a long, healthy life. But did you know that it also includes supporting your stem cells? Nadeem Khan, MD, and his team at the Stem Cell Center of Texas in Willow Park, Texas, offer preventive care recommendations, including stem cell banking early in your adult life to be sure you have healthy cells for treating future injuries and diseases. Call the office today or connect online to request an appointment to learn more about preventive care and stem cell banking.

What is preventive care?

Preventive care refers to lifestyle changes and medical treatments designed to prevent chronic diseases and promote a long, healthy life.

Engaging in preventive care is essential because after a chronic disease develops, it can’t be cured. A few of the most common preventable conditions include:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • High cholesterol (hyperlipidemia)
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

Once they take hold, chronic diseases cause progressive damage, and without treatment, they’re the top causes of death.

What type of preventive care do I need?

The basics of preventive health care include:

Knowing your risks

Your physician performs a risk assessment to determine your chance of developing a chronic disease. A few of the top risk factors include:

  • Family or personal history of chronic disease
  • Poor overall physical health
  • Emotional and mental challenges (including daily stress)
  • Unhealthy lifestyle habits
  • Bad habits like smoking, excessive alcohol use, and drug abuse
  • Exposure to environmental toxins

After identifying your risks, you can create a plan to change them.

Getting health screenings

You need health screenings (like a colonoscopy or mammogram) at specific ages. A health screening reveals the early signs of chronic disease before you have symptoms, giving you time to treat and prevent the problem.

Making healthy lifestyle changes

You can prevent nearly all chronic diseases by following a healthy lifestyle, including eating a balanced diet, exercising, reducing stress, losing weight, stopping smoking, and moderating your alcohol intake.

Improving cellular health

Disease begins at the cellular level, as aging weakens the health of your stem cells. Your lifestyle choices can go a long way toward slowing down age-related stem cell dysfunction.

How does stem cell banking support preventive care?

Your adult stem cells hold the key to healing and staying healthy. Stem cells continuously divide, preserving the original stem cell while producing new cells that regenerate and repair injured tissues. 

Unfortunately, stem cells change due to aging and an unhealthy lifestyle, losing their ability to self-replicate and heal. Dysfunctional stem cells cause chronic and degenerative diseases, dysfunctional organs, and cancer.

Stem cell banking allows you to preserve stem cells in early or middle adulthood while they’re still healthy. Then you have the young cells to use when you need them to treat problems later in life.

Call the Stem Cell Center of Texas or book online today to explore stem cell banking for preventive care.