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How Doctors Treat For Risk

In health care, we break down the diseases in groups, systemic that affect multiple organ systems vs. non-systemic that affect only a certain organ. And systemic diseases are further broken down into autoimmune vs. non-autoimmune diseases, vasculitis diseases vs. non-vasculitis illnesses because blood vessels are in all tissues, and some diseases have problems with their vessels, and others don’t, and so forth, and so on. And the non-systemic, more focal diseases are of course in turn broken down into trauma and non-trauma, and so forth, and so on.
Well, so too are patients broken down into groups to keep it readily available to the clinician’s mindset as to which type of high risk group will do different predictable things when they encounter specific diseases.
Everyone is well aware of high risk patient groups based on genetics, or the immunocompromised. And once they are mastered, it becomes all to easy to know what to look for when a patient presents to doctors office complaining of one thing or another.
As a result, there is a growing awareness of other high risk patient groups in other general classifications of states. The constant awareness of these groups makes it easier for your physician to practice medicine because these different groups of the ill will always behave in characteristic ways. And as health care options become more complex (different drugs, different surgeries, different physical therapies, different foods, different lifestyles, different types of exercise), it makes it much easier to practice good medicine if you treat for risk, thus, knowing quickly and at times what these four general types of patients constantly present into medical care will do.
These are for high risk groups of patients that I propose you constantly keep in mind to understand how different sectors of our population respond to different types of diseases. So, based on these high risk states, you can be comfortable about what they are more likely to do when they present with a certain illness in a certain way.

  1. Low flow states
  2. Atherosclerotic
  3. Hypercoagulable
  4. Cardiac disease

And there are clues pointing to each of these conditions. If you can identify the clues, you can identify these patients. If you can identify these patients, you know how they will respond to certain diseases in certain situations. Thus, you will quickly know what to do for them.
If you can Identify them as quickly as possible by using clues… That way you can care for them as quickly and correctly as possible, instead of fumbling about looking for and or treating for things they are not risk for, and missing the diagnosis regularly, and hurting them.
At first glance, it seems as if they are just a breakdown in cardiovascular diseases of the blood and vessels. Maybe so, but our population lives a lifestyle that affects our blood vessels in different ways. And in these four major groups of people, you can identify problems they will have long before they have them, if you keep these groups in mind, and are constantly looking for them to avoid missing them so that you can help them!


Diseases are going to affect end organs in these high risk like the heart, the brain. and the gut, in different ways.
Four main groups folks. Inflammation versus non-inflammation, all very important. Genetics versus non-genetics, of course. The immunocompromised versus non-immunocompromised, clearly of importance.