People as a whole are more focused on their health than ever before. Even so, there are some aspects of healthcare that many people forget about. Even someone who takes care to get regularly checked out by their general practitioner, and who tries to live a healthy lifestyle, might let certain things fall by the wayside.
As well as simple habits, such as carrying around health essentials and getting regular general health checkups, there are a few other aspects of your health that you should pay attention to.
It’s practically a cliche that people are afraid of the dentist, but you shouldn’t be. Visiting the dentist on a regular basis can prevent dental issues before they progress to a painful and even dangerous level.
As well as simply cleaning your teeth, regular dental checkups can check for gum disease, dental decay, and even mouth cancer. These checkups prevent you from being forced to see the dentist for an acute problem, like a cavity.
If you haven’t already, find a dentist near you and make an appointment.
While it may be embarrassing to think about, you should also look after your sexual health. A sexual health clinic can cover all kinds of concerns, giving advice, information, and treatments to anyone who asks. They also offer other services.
Neglecting this aspect of your overall health can lead to serious health conditions, and you can be sure that the health practitioners are discrete and professional.
Recently, there has been more of a focus put on mental health and wellbeing. As well as acute and severe mental illnesses, which are gradually becoming better understood and less stigmatised, people are becoming increasingly aware of conditions such as depression and anxiety.
However, mental health issues are even more widespread than you may realise. In fact, mental health problems are considered one of the major causes of worldwide disease and disability. Also, an estimated 1 in 6 people experiences common mental health problems on a weekly basis.
As well as making life more difficult in general, mental health problems can affect the rest of your health as well. Fatigue, digestive issues, headaches, and even heart problems can be attributed to mental health issues.
Ears, Nose, and Throat
The ears, nose, and throat of the human body are interconnected, meaning that certain common medical conditions can crop up in these areas. There are doctors who specialise in these areas (otolaryngologists, if you want a challenging word) and who can treat certain health problems.
For example, if you have an ear infection, sinusitis, or sleep issues caused by snoring, these specialists should be able to help. A regular checkup might be in order if you are having trouble with your hearing, or you suffer from a chronic condition involving your ears, nose, or throat.
Often, people try to live with these chronic conditions, but they don’t actually have to. If you ask your doctor for a referral, or arrange one yourself, you might be surprised at how the quality of your health and life can improve
This post is in collaboration however all opinions are my own.