Is pre-emptive practice the future of pandemic health care?

As we head into 2022, health is once again, for the third year in a row, the biggest issue facing the world. As this modern pandemic continues to play out, those of us in the health sector are left wondering what the future will hold for health care.

There’s no doubt vaccines and new drug treatments will continue to take centre stage as government and health administration bodies peg their bets on these key pharmaceutical interventions, however as we’ve all learnt in recent times – government’s especially –  its never wise to put all your eggs in the one basket.

It pays to take a step back and look at the bigger picture.

A stitch in time saves nine

One rapidly growing movement in health care that is garnering increasing levels of interest in the pandemic era is prophylactic or ‘pre-emptive’ health care. This kind of health care focuses on creating an environment in the body that prevents disease or illness from taking hold in the first place, regardless of whether antibodies to certain diseases are present. While conventional medicine focuses on fixing something when it goes wrong, pre-emptive medicine flips this idea on its head and instead works to prevent health problems happening in the first place.

Pre-emptive healthcare is designed to create an environment that makes it hard for viruses to take hold, but also one in which things like heart disease, auto-immune conditions, diabetes and cancers will not readily manifest.

The practice works by essentially micro-managing personal health to ensure that the body maintains the right chemical and biological balance to keep the immune system operating at peak and optimal efficiency at all times. Regular testing of hormone balance, blood levels, key nutrient and mineral levels, heart rate, blood pressure and other biomarkers are key to the success of pre-emptive heath care.

Regular rigorous exercise and a diet rich in vitamins and minerals and low in preservatives and highly processed food is the cornerstone of pre-emptive medicine. Nutritional supplements and specialist, preservative-free medications are then introduced where necessary to help correct long term imbalances; these imbalances are identified by running simple blood and hormone tests.

At National Custom Compounding we’re seeing an uptake in prescriptions for medications and vitamins in combinations and dosage ratios that are not available on the commercial market. These prescriptions have been written by health care practitioners who have identified patients with health care needs that require a more nuanced approach than that offered by mass-manufacturers.

Some of the scripts we’re seeing more of include:

  • Vitamins and minerals in specific combinations and/or high doses to address the specific deficiencies in each individual patient
  • Different medications and/or vitamins combined in one easy-to-take-tablet. These are often prescribed in situations when it’s important that certain medications are not forgotten or missed.
  • Fully approved medications that are no longer being manufactured by the licensed wholesaler.

For more information on our custom-made medication service contact National Custom Compounding on 1300 731 755 or send an email to [email protected]

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