Preventive Health

Hugo M Toro, MD, PA -  - Board Certified Internal Medicine

Hugo M Toro, MD, PA

Board Certified Internal Medicine located in Katy, TX

Preventive health is all about knowing how to stop avoidable illnesses and live a happier, more fulfilling life. Hugo M Toro, MD, PA, a board-certified internist, and his team provide the expert advice and information you need to practice preventive health, as well as screening tests and immunizations to keep you fit and well. If you want to avoid sickness and the misery, inconvenience, and expense that goes with it, call his practice in Katy, Texas, today to schedule a consultation.

Preventive Health Q&A

What is preventive health?

Preventive health is a way of looking after your health by taking steps to prevent illness as much as possible.

If you could prevent yourself from getting sick, it would save you a great deal of time and money, avoid considerable inconvenience, and, of course, spare you from the misery of being unwell.

Preventive health can achieve this when you and the Hugo M Toro, MD, PA, team work together to keep you strong and healthy.

How does preventive health work?

Preventive care is all about knowing how to protect yourself from preventable illnesses. A significant part of this is down to lifestyle. 

Many of the most severe and widespread health conditions affecting people living in the United States are preventable because diet, bad habits, and other factors that are within your control cause them. These conditions include:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Some cancers
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Obesity

Making lifestyle changes with the support of the Hugo M Toro, MD, PA, team significantly reduces your risk of developing diseases like these. They also improve your general well-being and help you lead a happier, more rewarding life.

The team can also help by monitoring your health and carrying out immunizations and screening checks.

What does preventive health mean in practice?

There are two main aspects to making preventive health work in practice. The first aspect is the actions you take to improve your health, such as:

  • Losing weight
  • Quitting smoking
  • Drinking less alcohol
  • Eating healthy foods
  • Getting regular exercise
  • Managing stress

These are all goals you can achieve with the help of Hugo M Toro, MD, PA.

The second aspect is the services the practice provides to help prevent ill health. One essential part of this is having an annual physical to give you a thorough checkup and look for the early signs of disease.

Other services Hugo M Toro, MD, PA, provides include:

  • Routine vaccinations
  • STD (sexually transmitted disease) screenings
  • Pap smears
  • Blood pressure checks
  • Diabetes screening
  • Cholesterol measurement
  • Prostate exams
  • Well-woman exams
  • Flu and pneumonia shots

The team recommends which screening tests and immunizations you should have based on the current guidelines and your medical history.

To find out more about preventive health and how it can improve your life, call Hugo M Toro, MD, PA, today.

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