What is the difference between signs and symptoms?


What is the difference between signs and symptoms?

Every disease is characterised by a particular set of signs and symptoms. Many people think that these two notions – symptoms and signs – are the same. However, there is a great difference between them. It is very important to be aware of this difference.
Of course, signs and symptoms have something in common: both are a deviation from normal, relevant to a potential medical condition. But medical signs are objective and symptoms, on the contrary, are subjective.
A symptom is observed by a patient and cannot be measured directly. A sign is detected by a physician or a clinical scientist during a physical examination. Of course, there is some overlap. A feature might be both a sign and a symptom if it is observed by both the physician and the patient. The simplest example of such a feature is a skin rash.
For example, pain cannot be observed or measured by other people. Therefore pain is always a symptom and never a sign. On the other hand, all features that are measured in a medical laboratory can only be signs.
Why is the difference between signs and symptoms so important for the diagnostic? Usually symptoms are an insufficient basis for making a diagnosis. Symptoms are subjective and cannot be measured directly. And patients often fail to describe their symptoms properly which prevents the physician from making the right diagnosis.
Some symptoms are characteristic of several diseases therefore it is impossible to make a diagnosis without additional information. Signs are so meaningful and significant as they help to diagnose the medical condition responsible for the patient's symptoms. How are medical signs detected?

There are two main ways to detect a sign or signs: a physical examination carried out by a physician or an in vitro examination (sometimes referred to as “clinical tube experiments”) carried out by a clinical scientist.
Each of these kinds of medical examination has its drawbacks. A physical examination usually takes quite a lot of time and some procedures might be not very pleasant for the patient. And “in vitro” is actually a collective term that embraces a number of experiments, and sometimes it is hard to determine which test is needed. Besides, the results of in vitro studies are sometimes misinterpreted.
However, there is a diagnostic method which is practically devoid of these drawbacks. We mean a full body check up with the Oberon Diagnostic Technology. The Oberon Technology indicates the signs of medical problems before the symptoms even start to materialise. The whole procedure is non-invasive and does not cause any unpleasant sensations.

A full body check up using the Oberon Bio-Resonance Diagnostic Technology detects the signs of already existing medical problems. The Technology also provides a list of diseases at risk of developing and pathogens present in your body.

Do not wait for the symptoms to develop; in most cases signs are a sufficient basis for the right diagnosis. If you want to be healthy, you should do a regular full body check up so that you can prevent a disease before you even notice the symptoms.

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