Different forms and ways of treating diseases

Different forms and ways of treating diseases

Going to a doctor and being subjected to medical tests and diagnostic procedures is closely related to one’s determination to provide medical treatment for disease in question. Medicine knows four ways of treating illnesses.

Of course, the best way to cure any illness is to prevent it from developing, i.e. to undertake steps to preclude illness from occurring. Certain conditions, such as myocardial infarction, stroke, hypertension, etc. can be controlled in this way.

For more complicated illnesses, doctor should opt for medical treatment, which practically means that a medical doctor introduces into organism certain substances which have power to eliminate or control disease. Some patients may require urgent and more aggressive approach, and in this case option is surgical or invasive medical treatment.

Finally, we have patients where cure is impossible and entire therapy is focused on controlling patients symptoms until they succumb. This situation is usually found in patients with metastatic cancer where all curative attemtps were exhausted. For those patients, the only remaining option is palliative treatment.