Taking A Pro-Active Role In Your Health Care

Aileen Brazeau, san clemente villas , taking charge of your own healht care

Keep Moving

I see too many men and women who become very passive about their health care. They have a pain, and they go to see their physician and ask for a pill. I believe there are better ways to manage health care and pills should be a remedy of last resort.

If you are stiff and sore, use some natural oils and a rice pack to relieve the pain. And then move! The more sedentary you become, the more stiff and sore you will be when you finally move. If it hurts too much to go for a long walk, then take a series of short walks. Put some great music on and dance for 10 minutes. Then sit down and gently stretch.

Get a massage as often as you can afford to. If you find the right massage therapist, he or she can help you to relax those tense muscles,and break up those calcium deposits that can cause pressure and pain. Eat less sugar and wheat, both of which can cause inflammation, which in turns can be the cause of pain.

Meditation is a wonderful way to move pain away from your body. Don’t forget to stretch either. Stretching can help ease the tension which builds up in your muscles when you have been in the same position for a long time.

What else can you do? US NEWS article has some good information for us:

  • “Prepare for a doctor visit. “Write down symptoms you’re having, how long you’ve had them, what makes them better, what remedies you’ve tried,” Vij suggests. That will help the doctor make a better diagnosis.
  • Bring your medications to the doctor. “Don’t just bring me a list. I need to see the bottles and have you tell me what you’re taking and when,” Vij explains. “And don’t forget to bring supplements. Sometimes they can interact with medications.”
  • Ask questions and share concerns. “Sometimes people are intimidated,” Vij says. “But be upfront with what you’re worried about. Maybe there’s something confusing about a treatment plan. Or maybe you want a certain test. Don’t be afraid to ask.”
  • Develop a relationship with your doctor. “You have to tell your doctor what makes life worth living for you,” Perskin points out. “It helps the doctor understand the kind of advice you need to make a decision about your treatment.”

It’s good to have a physician you are comfortable with, but remember, ultimately your health care is in your hands. You have to take an active role in decisions about your health.

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