Making decisions about health problems is not always easy. It is even more difficult when you are choosing between many different options. In this feature we would like to show you how you can prepare these kinds of decisions step by step.
A chronic disease like asthma or diabetes is lifelong. The goal of chronic disease management is to help people actively manage their disease. Our fact sheet explains more about chronic disease programs.
Many different medications are taken orally. While some active ingredients already enter the bloodstream through the the mucous membranes lining the inside of the mouth, for most others this does not happen until they reach the stomach or bowel. For medications to reach their target in the body, they are available in different dosage forms. Read more about this in our feature.
You will find interesting facts on the opportunities and risks of screening tests in this feature. You can find out, for example, why screening cannot prevent diseases, why false test results can have serious consequences, what questions can help make decisions about a screening, and what “IGeL” stands for in the German health care system.
It can be hard to keep track of everything if you have to take several medications for long-term conditions like diabetes or heart disease. What can make it easier to take medications regularly for a long period of time? You can find information about this in our fact sheet. We have also prepared a chart that you can print out and use to make a list of all the medicines you are taking.
Children and adults have the option of having various screening tests. Statutory health insurance funds in Germany cover the costs of many of these screening tests for certain groups of people. more...