Introduction What is Primary Prevention and its importance

Primary Prevention

Definition of Primary Prevention:

“The purpose of primary prevention is to prevent a disease from ever occurring. It commonly institutes activities that limit risk exposure or increase the immunity of individuals at risk to prevent a disease from progressing in a susceptible individual to subclinical disease.”

Examples include:

  • Healthy diet
  • Exercise
  • Immunization (see chapter 3)
  • Stress management

The goal of primary prevention is to have a healthy population. Regardless of age, gender, socioeconomic status, etc., all individuals should follow the below tips and advice and be informed about healthy lifestyle to minimize their risk of disease.

Disclaimer: Please refer to a Healthcare Professional in case you identify that you might have an unhealthy diet, an inactive lifestyle and/or excessive stress that impacts your quality of life.