Your health is important and access to quality healthcare contributes to good health

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Healthcare is defined as an organised provision of medical care to people and communities and it is also concerned with the upkeep and restoration of the health of the body or mind. The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines healthcare as systems that are safe, accessible, high quality, people-centred, and integrated which is critical to moving towards universal health coverage.

We all know that our health is important. Access to quality healthcare services helps us maintain and prevent health problems as even minor ones can interfere with or even overshadow other aspects of your life.

Even relatively minor health issues such as aches, pains, lethargy, and indigestion take a toll on our happiness and stress levels.

Why it is important to have access to quality healthcare. See some of the reasons below.

1. It provides the access to regular medical checkup which helps you to avoid a wide number of diseases and catch other diseases early on.

It also serves to keep you better-advised about your health, keep your physician or other doctors appraised on your health which will basically result in a healthier life.

2. It will give you peace of mind. When we have health questions and concerns, it’s easy to turn to good google for answers. Although, the Internet can be a wonderful health resource, reading about your health issues online can often lead to unnecessary worry and fear. Remember, you (and every other patient) are unique and deserve a personalized evaluation.

So instead of surfing the web for a generic, or even worse, incorrect answer, talk to a doctor in person to get the full picture—and to stop losing sleep over your questions. Health protection and prevention is the key to staying healthy in the long run. Prevention they say is better than a cure.

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3. To avoid complications and for proper treatment. From simple blood tests and vaccines, your doctor can help you become the healthiest version of you, instead of prolonging the issue with self-medication. You should take your health seriously instead of accumulating health problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease with self-diagnosis which can lead to a stroke.

Your health not only affects you, but it also affects the people in your life. Although it may seem like a huge task now, one hour in a doctor’s office now can add years of health to your life.

4. To establish a good relationship with your doctor. I think this one is so important because a good patient-doctor relationship is one of the most unique human experiences we can have and it is undeniably integral to our health. If you have any health problem, handling it on your own is not the best way. So, what are you waiting for? Find a doctor and establish that relationship today.

Remember the saying, “Health is Wealth”. We want to hear your health stories in the comment box below.

 

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