Being ill is no fun. You feel awful and can’t do the things that you normally enjoying doing. So what do you need to do if you are ill? Read on to find out.
Firstly you need to think about the length of time you have been feeling unwell. Even fairly minor symptoms that persist after a few weeks can be a cause for concern, as they may signal that something more serious is going on.
If you are concerned that your systems are not clearing up, speak to your doctor as soon as you can.
Sometimes, it’s not the length of time that you have had symptoms for that is concerning, but the intensity of these symptoms. For example, very severe headaches and high fevers need to be addressed immediately and not waited on to see how it develops. The same goes for stomach upsets, as you can become very dehydrated quickly, which can cause additional health problems.
If you do feel that your symptoms are severe enough to warrant a visit to Hospital, then try to get someone to drive you there. This is partly because it could be dangerous for you to drive if you are feeling unwell. Also, they can help advocate for you when you get to the emergency room. As it is not always easy to be clear and focused if you are seriously unwell.
These days there is so much pressure to get back to work, that few people give themselves enough time to recover properly. We forget that the body has these incredible regenerative powers, but for the to work efficiently, we must feed and rest our bodies.
Some people’s recovery may be complicated by the treatment they received from a medical practitioner. If you have been subject to an error during their treatment, it can be beneficial to speak to a medical malpractice attorney. They will be able to assess whether you have a case against the health provider that made the error. Then if your claim is successful, the compensation you receive can go towards paying for your recovery.
It may be that your medical problem was caused at least in part by an unhealthy lifestyle. We are lucky to have access to all sorts of medication and services in the West. But we sometimes forget that we too also have a responsibility to look after ourselves.
Take a look at your diet. Could it be improved? Are you eating enough fruit, veg, and fiber? What about your exercise routine? Do you have one? Could you start slow with some gentle walking and build up your tolerance from there?
Of course, health and wellness are not just physical phenomena. Our mental health has a massive effect on our wellbeing as well. If you have felt sad or very lethargic for over two weeks, then it’s worth going to your doctor to get it checked out. Other symptoms of depression include a change in feeling very stressed, appetite changes, and anhedonia. That is the loss of enjoyment and motivation to do things which you previously liked.