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5 ways to take control of your healthcare

by DrPrem Jagyasi
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Most of us are guilty of being one of three people; those that run to the doctors upon any sign of slight discomfort in the worry that you may have a fatal illness, those that rely on the expertise of Google, typing in our symptoms and deciding that you have a fatal illness or, those that suppress any concern, avoid the doctors and continue living in an “ignorance is bliss” state.

You need to take control of your own healthcare through better and more informed choices in order to live a healthy, stress-free life. There are many ways in which you can do this:

Use online healthcare tools  online healthcare tools

Maintain your health from the comfort of your own home, with online healthcare tools which will avoid a painful visit to the hospital. Wellness FX empowers people to understand their own health through an online dashboard that measures the trends of your blood tests. Also in app-form, you can use this on-the-go while at home to monitor your lifestyle and find ways of improving it. Another great online tool is American Well which provides a network where patients can get in touch with their healthcare professionals, with the click of a button, via email or live web chats.

Home tests 

To take control of your own health, investing in home tests are a great way to identify, and overcome, infections. Influenza, urine and kidney infection home tests are just a few examples of those that have been approved, saving you a trip to the hospital and a nasty few days off work.

Become qualified 

If you are someone that enjoys learning about health and loves to care for people, why not train to become a nurse? With plenty of vacancies available in the nursing industry, this may be the perfect role for you and a way to gain hospital experience that will allow you to apply advanced DIY healthcare when at home for not just you, but your entire family. You can visit this info page for nurses to gain some insight into what could be a great way to take control of your healthcare.

Give your mind some TLC 

When it comes to healthcare, this does not just limit itself to physical changes in your body. Having strong mental health is essential in getting through your daily life. As treatment for this is less accessible in hospitals, it is crucial that you understand how to treat yourself. Mental health problems do not just apply to those with extreme illness such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, it can include stress, anxiety and mild depression. Some effective ways of tackling these issues include meditation, yoga, setting yourself daily tasks and journaling, inclusive of positive affirmations.

Live a healthy lifestyle Live a healthy lifestyle

An obvious one, we know, but a healthy lifestyle is really tailored to each individual. You need to take into account your family history, any allergies, levels of fitness, etc to work out a routine that suits you. Starting to live a healthy life will not only prevent potential illnesses, but you will also be able to see very clearly when something is irregular and therefore distinguish between small and more severe health problems.

With technology advancing before our very eyes, it is very easy to start taking control of your healthcare, making life a lot less stressful and our bodies, and minds, a lot happier!

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