It is easy to feel paranoid about your body. Insurance companies have perfected their marketing to an art. Even doctors and health clinics are getting in on the action. They want you to feel like you are in constant danger. They want you to believe you need regular scans, checkups and tests. You are being asked to spend a lot of money without any sign there is anything wrong with you. That is the sceptical, rather pessimistic view of the health society. The truth is this. A lot can go wrong with your body. You do need to be aware sometimes you may need medical treatment or a checkup. But it is not always necessary. However, there are some examples where you should get checked out. It can help solve the problem.
Severe Body Pain
Generally speaking any peculiar body pain should not be taken lightly. Obviously, if you have done serious exercise the day before you can probably put it down to not stretching properly. Or, if you trip and fall on your knee and it hurts it does not take a genius to know why. But, what if a pain just appears out of the blue. What then? There are two types of pain that you need to worry about. Sharp pains that come and go frequently need to be checked out. If you are in constant pain, you also need to see a doctor. It could be a sign you are suffering from Fibromyalgia. This is similar to chronic pain syndrome. Doctors do not know the cause and it can not be cured. It describes anyone suffering from constant, often agonising pain in their body. There is a treatment that can make it manageable. It is not life threatening. Please be aware some doctors are still under the belief this is a psychological problem. They think it can be treated with cognitive therapy. If this is the advice given to you go and get a second opinion. Recent research shows there is a physical cause of the symptoms.
Headaches And Migraines
Problems with headaches and migraines can be a sign of a whole bunch of problems. It can be nothing. As painful as they are some people just suffer from headaches. There is no rhyme or reason to this that doctors have found, but it is probably to do with lifestyle. If you are worried about headaches, we do recommend having your eyes tested before going to the doctors. You may just need classes. Particularly if your headaches are caused by reading or focussing on distance. Eye tests are very affordable by companies like Costco. The Costco eye exam price can be found online. You can go to the doctors, but they may run some expensive tests that you simply do not need.
Finally, we have put this on the list because we know it is something people panic about. As soon as we find a lump or bump on our body our minds go to the worst. Cancer. We immediately head to our nearest doctors. Now, do not misunderstand this advice. If there is a lump, you do need to get it checked. Better safe than sorry. But do wait a week or two to see if it disappears. Lumps that need to be checked out are usually, soft, moveable and painless. If a lump is hard, fixed and painful, it is most likely nothing serious. Wait a week or two and if it does not go away go and see a doctor.
We hope you find this advice helpful and urge you not to worry. Ninety-nine percent of the time when we go and see a doctor for something we do not understand the problem is not serious.