Best Health Tips: When should you consult a Doctor?

  • Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

 When should you consult a Doctor?

Ideally you should consult a Doctor if you have an illness. For illnesses that appear to be minor, consult a Doctor if these do not improve quickly or get worse. Do not leave it to the last minute. Consult a Doctor if you have symptoms such as tiredness, vertigo, headache, visual disturbances, chest or tummy pain, raised temperature, chronic cough, problems with your bowel or urinary habits, swelling of legs, pain in the joints, ulcer or tumour anywhere in the body, gynaecological or skin problems etc.

“A stitch in time saves nine”

You should consult a Doctor even in the absence of any illnesses in the following circumstances:

i> if anybody in your family (blood relations, not in-laws) is diagnosed with diabetes, thyroid problems, high blood pressure, heart disease, high cholesterol, chromosomal or genetic diseases, cancer etc.

ii> if you gain or lose weight within a quick time-span

iii> if you are planning to marry for pre-marital counselling

iv> if you are female and planning to become pregnant for pre-pregnancy counselling

v> if you have difficulty having a baby (infertility)

vi> if you (female) are pregnant for appropriate check up

vii> if you are female, to have regular Pap smears to prevent cervical cancer

viii> if you are planning to travel abroad

ix> if you want to clarify any health related issues such as using HPV vaccine for prevention of cervical cancer

“Prevention is better than cure”

Don’t you look around for oncoming vehicles when crossing the road to prevent you being hit by one of them? The same rule applies to prevention of diseases. It is usually cheaper and cost-effective to prevent or avoid a disease rather than treat it once it has developed.

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© Dr Sudipta Paul, themedideas.com, 2012

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