Best Health Tips: When do people consult a Doctor?

  • Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

When do people consult a Doctor?

It appears to be a ridiculous question. Everybody knows the answer. Despite knowing the answer, people more often than not do not consult a Doctor in time. The majority, when they suffer from some illnesses, unless these appear to be life-threatening, usually either ignore these by a “wait and watch” policy or try some “medicines” from the medicine shop. They only consult a Doctor when the preliminary actions fail.

This approach may make illnesses more complicated by the time the Doctor is consulted. This may be associated with prolonged suffering, more complications, increased costs, and occasionally disastrous outcomes in serious illnesses. Sometimes, the initial actions taken (such as taking medicines prior to consulting a Doctor) might not be appropriate making the illness more complicated or worse.

People follow this approach usually to save money and time. Unfortunately, that goal is not always achieved. In worst case scenario, a lot more money and time would be spent to deal with cases that became worse by adopting this path.

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