Technology has brought revolution in many fields. The biggest beneficiary is the health sector. Nowadays the advancement in technology has seen the proper management of many diseases hence better health in the world. In this article, we have a look into medicine revolution to date.
This is one of the best ways of managing many chronic diseases. This is because it helps to defy geographical boundaries since patients in the very remote areas still have access to medical services on the phone. This has not only saved time but also money which would be spent on traveling to get medical attention. The patients do not have to book a doctor’s appointment since they can call the doctor and have their prescription without coming to the doctor physically.
Gone are the days when one has to go to the doctor to have their blood pressure checked. With the invention of technology, many mobile devices are very easy to use. They take blood pressure, blood glucose, ECGs, and even temperature. There are also many other mobile patient devices to help patients know when they have threatening conditions based on the parameters checked. These results can be easily transmitted to the doctor for proper diagnosis. This has helped save many patients lives.
This involves the use of software to help radiologists see clearer images to help in proper diagnoses of medical conditions. This had made it possible for many of these diseases to be diagnosed early before they became acute. More developments are being made to enable doctors to see vital organs and other internal body parts.
So many people are losing their limbs in accidents and even soldiers in war-torn zones. Since some of them are severely ruined, they cannot be replaced. Robotics makes it possible for one to get an artificial limb so that they can go on with their life as if they have the real limb. Other forms of robotics include high definition cameras made in the form of pills which are swallowed and take pictures in the digestive system to help detect any problems.
Before a doctor does any surgical procedure on a living human being, they need to be sure of what they are doing. Simulation learning helps the doctors achieve this so that they are sure of what to do when they begin the surgical procedure. High resolution scanning such as CT scans and printing of 3 dimension images make it possible to carry out complicated procedures without risking human lives.
Nowadays not all surgeries need the body to be cut open. Inventions such as cyber knife have been developed to treat patients with cancer. More inventions in radiotherapy are coming up such as proton beam to help in destroying cancer cells.
Medicines and vaccines are also being made to be very effective in fighting diseases. Due to this, many diseases that seemed hard to treat are now being easily treated and little or no possibility of recurrence in future. Patients can also easily access medical services providers for early diagnosis and treatment.