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It is well known that life expectancy has been extended. Most of us will live to be 80 to 90 years old on average and half of these years we may suffer from various diseases.

Chronic diseases such as Hypercholesterolemia, Diabetes, Hypertension, Cardiovascular Diseases, Autoimmune Diseases and various degenerative diseases affect a large part of the human population.

According to the World Health Organization, 88% of the world’s population suffers from Chronic Diseases. People suffering from this type of diseases usually take lifelong medications, but without always achieving the expected results. As a result, it is clear that these diseases cannot always be treated adequately with standard medical approaches.

 

Classical Therapeutic approaches in the Prevention and Treatment of Chronic Diseases

The Classical Medical approach focuses on treating such diseases at the level of symptoms, based on the diagnosis of a disease and the belief that the cure of each disease can be achieved only through the administration of a corresponding drug.

The established model of medical care is considered effective for the management of emergencies, situations that pose an immediate danger and threat to human life.

However, in terms of prevention, preventive check-ups, diagnostic tests and routine hematological and biochemical tests, which have been performed en masse for the last 50 years, are the classic but already outdated elements of the current Medical approach in the field of Prevention.

Until now, there was no way to manage a disease in the early stages. The Classical Medical approach therefore cannot offer effective results in the prevention of a disease and on the other hand has proved inadequate internationally in the treatment of Chronic Diseases, as it does not succeed in eliminating the real causes that cause the biochemical diversion and bring about the expression of the disease.

 

The rapid pace of development of Medical Science in the Field of Disease Prevention and Management

Over the last 20 years, Medical Science has evolved rapidly in the field of Prevention, as ways and methods have been found that contribute to the detection of an impending disease or to the detection of an evolving disease.

It is now possible to receive information from multiple sources within the human body. For example, the measurement of small molecules with clinically relevant information, as well as the extraction of information related to lifestyle habits and the way they affect our health, are parameters that aid in the collection of data, which help in shaping a complete picture of the clinical state of an individual’s health.

Above all, the main innovation of Medical Science is the evaluation of data provided through the measurement of the expression of our genes. By these methods, the possibility of a disease occurring before its clinical manifestation can be determined. Also, the mechanism of the disease, even if it has already been expressed, can be identified.

This ability to analyze the human genome has led to the transition of Medicine to the new era of Precision Medicine. Every patient can now have access to the information that makes up their individual biological programming.

Subsequently, based on the diagnostic findings, it is possible to develop individualized medical protocols and implement targeted interventions in lifestyle, daily habits and diet, with the ultimate goal of preventing the occurrence of a disease or its more effective management, in case it has already manifested.

 

The contribution of “Medical Accuracy” in the individualized treatment of Chronic, Metabolic and Autoimmune Diseases

With regard to those already suffering from Chronic, Metabolic and / or Autoimmune Diseases, it is possible to detect the mechanism and pathophysiology of each disease.

 

Accurate Diagnostic Tests

With Specialized and Accurate Molecular and Genetic Level Tests, as well as through the ability to translate the genome, we now have the ability to identify the causes of the diversion of biochemical imbalance.

Complete Head to Toe Medical History Questionnaires help to collect patient’s information. For example, how the environment or the patient’s habits have affected his health. This accurate diagnostic approach assists in deciphering the true causes of disease or symptom.

 

Individualized therapeutic protocols

Individualized treatment protocols can be developed, which are calculated based on clinical algorithms, that aim to amend the real causes that caused each disease.

These are personalized Medical Treatments and Protocols, which correct deficiencies in vitamins, minerals, trace elements, amino acids and hundreds of other valuable components and gradually restore the body’s cellular and hormonal balance.

Through this medical approach, health is restored at a cellular level. The quality of life is improved, mental and physical reserves are strengthened and even after the end of treatment, chances of disease recurrence are minimized.

The success of these Medical Precision treatment protocols lies in their individuality, as they are shaped by multiple factors, such as the disease, the causes that led to its occurrence, the patient’s age and the overall state of health. In this way, the greatest possible benefit is achieved for the patient.

Thanks to this great leap and achievement of Medical Science, the necessary knowledge for the methods of more effective prevention and strictly targeted and individualized disease treatment is now available in the Doctors’ therapeutic quiver.

 

 

Dr. Nikoleta Koini, M.D.

Doctor of Functional, Preventive, Anti-ageing and Restorative Medicine.
Diplomate and Board Certified in Anti-aging, Preventive, Functional and Regenerative Medicine from A4M (American Academy in Antiaging Medicine).

 

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