Health is wealth. Even though this adage is repeated multiple times online and offline, people still don’t take it as seriously as they should. Often there are multiple health insurance options and wellness procedures that are advised, but people tend to ignore them. Household remedies might work for common cold at times, but with the increase in the levels of pollution and contaminants around us, their effectiveness is also failing gradually.
The need of the hour is to keep one’s well being as a top priority. Everything else can come later. There are many doctors you could regularly consult about your diet, exercise and general health and then there are doctors who specialize in certain disciplines and can help if you face problems of a physiological and/or pathological nature. Doctors who offer diagnosis or prognosis on conditions dealing with pathophysiology have to clear the United States Medical Licensing Examination and the first part to this deals with Fundamentals of Pathology. If you know someone who’s preparing to become a doctor, the term Pathoma would be often heard in their discussions. In USMLE, an aspiring doctor has to clear Step 1, Step 2 CK, Step 2 CS and Step 3. Post clearing the exam, they are legally allowed to consult patients.
To get back to the topic at hand, it is important that you don’t jump to online research for every ailment that you have. It could be a simple affliction or might be a precursor to something worse, so it is always better to get the opinion of an expert. Google or Bing is not a medical expert. A licensed doctor who has spent years studying and examining cases and going through hours of testing and diagnosis is an expert.
The secondary concern might be for fees or consultation charges. Let me ask you this. How many times have you gone to the movies in the past year? How many parties have you attended in the past 6 months? How many times have you traveled via flight in the past month? Consultation charges for most doctors are way less than what you have spent in each of the above. To add to the good news, keep following this blog and you’ll find me online soon to be ‘doctor near me’. Search for doctors if you have a health problem not what you could take as medicine. The kind of results that most search engines now show, you’d be reading an article on cancer for a case of common cold.
Don’t be that person. Trust a person who’s given his/her time to understanding the human body and who genuinely wants to help you become better or recover from an ailment. Who knows, your affliction could be even cured by changing your lifestyle a bit. So, visit a doctor, get an opinion and rest assured that you’re in good hands to make sure a long healthy living. Also, don’t forget to bookmark my page for easy access.
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