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Preventive Care

Josier M. Nisnisan, MD -  - Internist

Royal Oaks Medical Home and Wellness Clinic

Josier M. Nisnisan, MD

Internist located in Sugar Land, TX

An important aspect of general care, preventive care helps to thwart the development of certain diseases and conditions. Through testing, screening, and possibly medication, Dr. Josier Nisnisan promotes wellness and can help you prevent sickness. With a location in Sugar Land, Texas, Royal Oaks Medical Home and Wellness Clinics works with you to keep you healthy.

Preventive Care Q & A

What is preventive care?

Preventive care is one of the most important aspects of medicine and saves at least 100,000 lives each year. As your internal medicine physician, Dr. Nisnisan uses screenings, regular checkups, education, and counseling to detect and prevent the onset and progression of certain conditions and diseases. Dr. Nisnisan can help you prevent a range of ailments, some of the most common include:

  • Heart disease
  • Liver disease
  • Certain cancers
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

How are diseases and other conditions prevented?

Through counseling and testing, Dr. Nisnisan may be able to help you prevent certain conditions. For instance, offering to counsel on smoking cessation, along with medication, Dr. Nisnisan may encourage patients to quit smoking, significantly lowering their risk for developing lung and other cancers and abdominal aortic aneurysms.

Dr. Nisnisan can prevent other conditions by screening for them, too. High blood pressure, also called hypertension, often doesn’t have symptoms until the condition becomes severe. With regular monitoring, Dr. Nisnisan can recognize high blood pressure and implement the appropriate treatment, reducing your risk of heart attack or stroke.

Dr. Nisnisan can only identify things like high cholesterol through specific tests, including blood work. By following Dr. Nisnisan’s recommendations for testing, you can prevent and treat many conditions that, if left untreated, can become severe and even life threatening.

What lifestyle changes can help prevent illness?

As part of your preventive care, Dr. Nisnisan may discuss lifestyle changes to improve your health. While he may discuss many issues, some of the most common include:

  • Losing weight
  • Getting regular exercise
  • Improving diet
  • Stopping smoking or drinking alcohol
  • Having protected sex

By implementing these types of lifestyle changes, you can protect yourself from disease. Losing weight can prevent the development of heart disease and type 2 diabetes, while using condoms protects you from STDs, including HIV.

If you haven’t had tests or disease screenings, it’s time to get them done. Contact Dr. Nisnisan’s office today or schedule your appointment right online. Don’t wait until it’s too late: Prevent the diseases and conditions you can.