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Your health is one of the most important things in the world. Even though healthcare professionals want the best for you, sometimes you might not agree with the recommendation of your doctor. What would you do if you’re in this situation?
In modern day life so many aspects of the human experience is medicalised (meaning conditions and behaviours are labeled and treated as medical issues). The emphasis of medical training lays on how to solve problems through medical interventions (such as drugs or surgery). Quite often there’s a (commercial) treatment for your medical problem: Are yourContinue reading “#7 How to be a better patient – Alternative treatments?”
A good doctor will try to guide the patient in communicating their physical complaints. At the same time, the patient also has the responsibility to communicate all relevant aspects of their illness. This is what you can do to help your doctor make the correct diagnosis:
I’ve seen many patients confused about their diagnosis and their treatment. Would you want to prevent this situation? Here are some tips:
Imagine you’re a patient with extreme pain and you therefore go to A&E (i.e. emergency room) in the hospital. Here you are sat down and not helped for hours. Or imagine you have had a very bad experience with a healthcare professional (doctor, nurse or whoever else in the hospital). What would you do?
In the western world roughly 1 in 20 people will be diagnosed with bowel cancer in their lifetime. Here’s what you could do to reduce your risk of getting this nasty disease.
There’s a large chance you, a friend or a family member will get bowel cancer, so it’s good to be aware of the main alarm symptoms for bowel cancer
For the most us (including me), the problem isn’t that we don’t have enough, the problem is too often we don’t spend it well…