Dr. Poszler

Why prevention?

Good health is a basic pre-requisite for wellbeing and lasting performance capacity. Preserving and maintaining health is an important element in personal contentment, success in private and professional life and, ultimately, happiness.

It is precisely those people who have responsibility in their working lives and are under high pressure to perform that tend to take their health for granted, a mistake that people often only recognise when alarm signals in their own body that they cannot ignore – or experiences such as the death or sudden illness of a friend – force them to engage with this taboo subject.

Health is undeniably connected with fate, luck and good genes.

But it’s equally true that the most common lifestyle diseases (heart attack, stroke, disorders of the digestive system, some cancers, depression, anxiety disorders, burn-out syndrome and also, as we have most recently discovered, dementia as well) are significantly conditioned by risk factors such as diabetes, high blood pressure, lipid metabolic disorders, unhealthy nutrition, lack of sleep, lack of exercise, overweight and long-term stress.

The path from health risk to serious illness can be long or short, and is often symptom-free. Sometimes subjective complaints do not make themselves felt until the damage has already been done. It’s better not to wait until that happens.

In a comprehensive, individually designed preventative examination, health risks can be detected before they can lead to a serious and possibly chronic and irreversible illness.

Targeted measures at this stage can shift the lever to prevent manifest illness.

This is a significant opportunity. And last but not least, to take advantage of it is a question of responsibility to yourself and your family or company.