Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Five Signs You Need to See a Doctor #Healthy2020 #needadoctor? #whentoseekmedicalhealth

Some medical symptoms and illnesses can be treated at home with over-the-counter medications. Others, however, require a visit to your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. But...how do you know which option is best? Today, The Weekend Gourmet correspondent is sharing a feature in my #Healthy2020 series that spotlights five signs your medical condition/symptoms require a visit to your doctor. This article may contain affiliate links.

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If you think you might need to see a doctor, but you’re unsure whether you should book an appointment...don’t worry, you've definitely come to the right place. Whether you’re feeling unwell or feel like you need to speak to a professional, there are some warning signs you should look out for. Although they may be hard to spot at times, keeping an eye on potential red flags is important. From prolonged pain to a sudden illness, you need to do all you can to look after your health. With that in mind, here are five signs you need to see a doctor: 

You’re In a Lot of Pain

If you're in a lot of pain, you should definitely consider seeing a doctor as soon as possible. When you call to book your appointment, they'll ask why you’re calling and whether it’s an emergency. You'll also be asked if you feel the pain...and if it's severe enough that you need to see a doctor as soon as possible. If so, they likely will try to get you an appointment for the same day. If your medical issue is something you can manage yourself, they'll see you whenever they have appointments available. If your pain is too severe for a doctor, you may want to go to urgent care or the hospital emergency room. Visit this site for a guide on when to go to the doctor and when to go to the emergency room

You’re Struggling to Get Over an Illness

If you've been unwell for a long period of time and haven’t been able to treat yourself at home via your usual remedies, you may need to see a doctor to see if there are any underlying issues that need to be addressed. While it may seem simple at first, there could be something else causing you to feel unwell. In such instances, you may need to see a specialist...for example, a hearing doctor

You Think You Need to Speak to a Mental Health Professiona

If you’re struggling with your mental health and think you need to speak to someone, book an appointment with a counselor or therapist as soon as you can. It might not be easy, but they will talk through different treatment options with you. 

You Haven’t Had a Check-Up In a While

If you haven’t had a comprehensive medical check-up for a while, you should definitely book one as soon as you possibly can. Not only are check-ups something you should regularly do, but they can help find potential health problems as early as possible. Visit this site for a guide to booking a check-up with your doctor


You’re Worried About a Specific Medical Problem

If you’re concerned about a medical issue or symptoms you're experiencing, you want to get it checked out. Your personal doctor will be more than happy to help you diagnose and treat the issue. 

With lots of health signs and symptoms to look out for, be sure you’re seeing a doctor for diagnosis and treatment when you really need to. What else do you need to look out for? Did we miss anything important? Let us know your thoughts and ideas in the Comments section below. 

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