The greatest wealth is being healthy. Human beings are often susceptible to the occasional illness, with varying levels of intensity. Generally, people prefer to avoid contracting diseases rather than treating them. Dr. Mani Kukreja, a healthcare professional, spoke to us on why prevention is better than cure.
Dr. Mani Kukreja has a special interest in immunity boost, functional health, and healthy aging. According to Dr. Kukreja, it is better to prevent rather than cure disease because prevention is a cheaper alternative. “Exercising daily or eating the right foods to prevent lifestyle diseases is surely less costly than purchasing the medicines to treat the illnesses,” she says, “the possibility of requiring operations or other procedures to treat patients shows just how heavy a financial burden treatment can be.”
Dr. Mani Kukreja opines that some diseases, once contracted, are difficult to treat, sometimes impossible. “Some diseases, such as cancer, can escalate to their later stages where they cannot be cured,” she adds. “Such diseases regularly prove fatal. Going for regular checkups, eating well, and keeping your body in good shape may prevent these diseases in the first place. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” she says.
Dr. Mani Kukreja believes that being ill has a cost on time taken for the treatment and its toll on the happiness of the patients and their loved ones. “Being in and out of the hospital is not very pleasing, and it takes a lot of someone’s time and causes a lot of misery to the patients, their friends, family, and all that are concerned with their well-being. Preventing the contraction of illness does away with all this,” she says.
While nobody chooses to fall sick, we can do better to reduce the chances of that occurring. We will not have diseases to cure if we do not contact them in the first place. It should be noted that treatment without prevention is unsustainable.