While medical advances have improved the science and technology involved in heart surgeries, the best solution is still to prevent problems from ever occurring. There are multiple screening options available for adults to check heart health, including:
- Blood Pressure
- Diet counseling
- Aspirin use counseling
Often, if a problem is discovered, your doctor can order more tests and determine treatment options to prevent additional damage to the heart.
There are also several diseases that can be screened for through free services offered by your health insurance. Many times, the chances of survival are much higher and required intervention much lower if a disease is discovered in the earliest stages, rather than when it has progressed and caused damage. Here are a few of the types of disease screenings offered.
- Colorectal cancer
- Hepatitis B
- Hepatitis C
- Lung cancer
One of the most effective ways to prevent dangerous diseases from taking over is to treat the body with vaccines. There are several that can be offered to adults, including:
- Herpes Zoster
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Human Papilloma virus
In addition to preventing certain diseases, your health insurance company wants to keep you from suffering from mental health issues, like depression, and may offer free screening. Addictions can also be addressed with alcohol and tobacco use screening and counseling services.
By utilizing these benefits offered by most health insurance companies as free preventative care, you can avoid hefty hospital bills and poor health in the future. Taking excellent care of your body and watching for warning signs can greatly increase your chances of overcoming or preventing a multitude of problems now and for years to come. If you have any questions regarding what services are covered by your health insurance, contact Sackett Insurance Services at 707-823-3869.