When using technology, one can improve their health in ways never thought possible. In fact, people are now living longer than ever thanks to technological advances. With this in mind, here are six ways that technology advanced in 2013 and what it means to your health.
With a compound microscope, a doctor can look at oneâs blood. This allows a professional to see things unseen to the naked eye. When looking out for cancer or other problems, one can spot the issue quickly with the right microscope. As time progresses, this should only get better as companies are constantly putting money into research and development.
Now, a doctor can have a patient swallow a pill. Then, it will act as a camera while inside a patientâs body. This is a great way to get a view of the inside of a human. With this, a doctor can see any serious problems or complications.
Blood pressure medication
With advances in blood pressure medication, people can now take their pills once a week. This is a great new addition to the lineup for major drug companies. In the past, one would have to take them every day and worry about missing a dose. However, now, a person with high blood pressure can take a pill a week and not worry for seven days.
With a smartphone, one can do a lot of legwork on their own. This is a great advantage for a person who lives far from the hospital. Without a doubt, there are now dozens of apps dealing with health and fitness. This is in stark contrast to yearâs past where one only had a couple of options.
At the same time, one can use a computer program to track their health. Whether an individual wants to follow his or her weight or caloric intake, they can with new computer programs. Furthermore, with online tools, one can track all this and not rely on a standalone program. Remember, with a computer and Internet connection, one can track their fitness and health goals easily.
Now, one can have a quick swab and test their DNA. With this, a patient can learn about his or her past and future. This allows a person to make changes to their diet and even prepare for the onslaught of problems in the future.
With these six advances, people are now able to learn more about their healthy and take proactive steps early in the process.