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Why You Shouldn’t Put Off Seeing A Doctor

Most of us are too busy to bother with seeing a doctor when we’re feeling a little run down. After all, we know we’re going to get through it and be OK. But there are some symptoms of much more serious problems that should not be ignored. And the longer you put it off, the worse it may get. If you’re suffering from ill health right now, but you think you’re too busy to see someone about it, think again.

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Seeing a doctor can be a little embarrassing. And it can often be quite uncomfortable. Having to talk to someone about personal things can get your heart racing. But if it means your problems can be solved, and your mind put to rest, then it’s worth it. Worrying about something for days at a time can make you ill too. Instead, pop to a drop in medical clinic and get seen now.

Some symptoms really shouldn’t be ignored. They can include chest pains and breathlessness. These can be signs of some very serious medical conditions. It’s not just heart attacks that can create these symptoms either. If you have a fever of 103 degrees or higher, then this too may mean you should get checked out by the doc. It is often a symptom of a serious infection that could require antibiotic treatment.

If you’ve suddenly experienced confusion or behavioural changes, you should speak to a doctor urgently. There are many reasons this may happen. You may have a nutritional deficiency or a bad reaction to some medications. Nothing like this should be ignored, though, so make an appointment. And if you want to make positive changes to reach peak physical fitness, it’s worth checking with your doctor first.

Generally speaking, if anything changes, you should head to your doctor for a check-up. This can include a change in your toilet habits. If you go more often, or less often, this can be a sign of illness that may need some medical care. If anything that comes out of you looks different than usual, then that too should be enough cause for concern that you speak to a doctor. Most things are harmless, or down to a change in diet. Although it’s rare, these kinds of things could be indicative of things as serious as cancer. Don’t leave it!

Some problems could become very dangerous if you don’t get it sorted. Something as common as sleeplessness can become fatal if it goes on too long. Driving a car when you’re tired from a few sleepless nights puts you and every other road user in danger. If you’ve gone several days without proper sleep, it’s time to speak to a doctor.

Of course, there are plenty of other reasons to see the doctor. If you want to quit drinking or smoking, your doctor is usually the best person to speak to first. And if you’re due a routine health examination or immunisation, don’t put it off. They’re offered for a reason. Your health is the most important and valuable thing you have. So take care of it, and ease your health worries by visiting your doctor. Stay well.

Naomi Isted
Editor in Chief, Naomi Isted is known as The Ultimate Lifestylist to her readers and viewers. She is a TV Presenter and Columnist. Ranked in the Top 100 LFW Social Media Influencers AW14 & SS15, Brand Ambassador for Pears Soap UK. Her Celebrity beauty TV Series currently airs to 27million homes on Physique TV in UAE, previously on Wedding TV in the UK. She brings fashion and beauty advice to her readers and viewers on a daily basis. She is Fashion and Beauty Columnist for Herald Scotland and has a Fashion and Beauty Bridal Blog for HELLO. She can usually be found attending celebrity fashion and beauty events in and around London and sharing the latest fashion and beauty trends with her readers.

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