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Doctor warns of preventive boycott: high blood pressure "you only notice it when the damage is already there"

2022-11-28T19:39:21.524Z

High blood pressure and diabetes: "You only notice it when the damage is already there" Created: 11/28/2022, 8:30 p.m By: Judith Brown Preventive medical check-ups aim to identify certain diseases and health risks at an early stage. Because many diseases often go unnoticed for a long time. Anyone who regularly goes to medical check-ups is doing something good for themselves and their health. H



High blood pressure and diabetes: "You only notice it when the damage is already there"

Created: 11/28/2022, 8:30 p.m

By: Judith Brown

Preventive medical check-ups aim to identify certain diseases and health risks at an early stage.

Because many diseases often go unnoticed for a long time.

Anyone who regularly goes to medical check-ups is doing something good for themselves and their health.

However, there are many people who tend to shy away from going to the doctor if nothing pinches or hurts in the body.

dr

medical

Florian Sturm, family doctor in Lindau on Lake Constance, does not think much of it, as he

reveals in an interview with the

Tagesspiegel .

Classic diseases in particular often go unnoticed for a long time.

High blood pressure and diabetes: "You only notice it when the damage is already there"

In order to be able to detect diseases as early as possible, regular check-ups are important.

(Iconic image) © Maskot/IMAGO

When a patient goes to Dr.

medical

Florian Sturm comes into the practice and refuses a colonoscopy, then he usually tells him a story: "Today I had a patient here with colon cancer and I would have liked him to have had someone look it up five years earlier." In retrospect, to make allegations The fact that a patient with a cancer diagnosis did not go to the check-up is of no use to him or her.

Instead, Sturm wants to understand what keeps people from getting screened and going for early detection.

He came up with three reasons: laziness "or at least a certain organizational inertia to deal with it", fear of the investigation and the fallacy that one is fine.

"If the body works, it can't be broken.

Since I write hard against.

Because many of the classic diseases and risk factors are only noticed when the damage is already there,” warns the doctor.

Diabetes and high blood pressure, for example, can remain silent for "months, years, even decades."

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Prevention: Prostate cancer most often goes undetected in men

But even serious illnesses often go undetected for a long time.

According to Sturm, prostate cancer, for example, is widespread in men.

“It is diagnosed in 40 percent of all men – but often only on the autopsy table.

The curve rises with age, becoming steeper and steeper,” says the family doctor and continues: “In principle, every man would get it at some point if he only got old enough.

However, many die before then or take him to the grave silently and die of other reasons, heart attacks, strokes.”

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Prostate cancer is often not noticeable.

This type of cancer is also often less aggressive and tumors usually grow slowly.

For testicular cancer - which occurs more frequently in younger men -, stroke and heart attack, most would have no symptoms - "before it's too late".

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This article only contains general information on the respective health topic and is therefore not intended for self-diagnosis, treatment or medication.

In no way does it replace a visit to the doctor.

Unfortunately, our editors are not allowed to answer individual questions about clinical pictures.

Source: merkur

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