Medical Wellness

The conversation is very detailed. The doctor has her patient, in her late twenties, describing her state of health, lifestyle and medical history. She takes a picture of the woman sitting in front of her, perhaps taking blood and possibly carrying out further examinations. To clarify the back pain of the young patient, the spine is closely examined. The following course planning should ultimately make sense and be tailored to the needs and gender. Because many diseases have different symptoms in men and women. What's going on here is the latest trend in wellness hotels with a medical focus. Wellness: improving health. We are bombarded daily with the term "wellness", which generally combines wellbeing and relaxation, but is now being used in a very inflationary way: it can be found on drinks, foods or even pills that have the potential to be effective has "wellness" elsewhere: in the 1970s, American doctors coined this term. It is the combination of the words "wellbeing" and "fitness" and aims at the responsibility of the individual to look after his own body. Through sports, balanced nutrition, stress management and treatments such as massages, one's own state of health should be maintained or improved. Medical Wellness: Awareness of the body. This is precisely what Medical Wellness aims to achieve: to develop awareness of the body again. So it's all about preventive measures that do not even cause illnesses and improve the quality of life. The goal: to learn healthy lifestyle and to integrate it into everyday life. By the way, this does not only apply to the body, the mental attitude also contributes a lot to our well-being. That's how you recognize a good treatment. This trend of medical wellness is followed by more and more well-being temples. You as a customer can quickly see if the all-round treatment of the guests is taken seriously. Most important feature: At the beginning of the stay there is a detailed examination and an anamnesis with a doctor. Health problems are analyzed, a treatment and exercise plan is created. In the case of a longer medical wellness stay (from one to two weeks), there should be a medical consultation at the end, during which the course of treatment and the (achieved) goals are discussed. Important: The doctor must also consider the gender of the patient. Gender Medicine. Because medicine knows today: Men and women are differently ill. This applies to the different frequency of certain diseases such as heart attack or diabetes, as well as the treatment methods. Gender medicine deals with these topics. A key problem: The two sexes often show different symptoms in the same disease. The relatively young field of research tries to find out where there are differences and how to handle them. "Women, for example, have been proven to be more sensitive to pain, and doctors must be aware of this in therapy," explains Dr. Alexandra Kautzky-Willer, who has been the holder of the first chair in Gender Medicine at the Medical University of Vienna since 2010: "At the same time, they get used to it easier on pain and can handle it better. "Gendern is also important in the pharmaceutical industry. Because most studies on drug compatibility relate to the average man. But women often react differently to a remedy, and the effects are not always the same. There is still a lot of catching up to do here, which science is only now becoming aware of.