If there is one thing that you need to treasure and take care of, it’s your health.
Due to increased influx of information from various forms of media, people are becoming increasingly conscious about their health. The health care service industry has grown exponentially and is currently one of the largest global industrial sectors.
WHO (World Health Organization) estimates that there are a total of 9.2 million doctors, 19 million nursing staff including midwifes, 1.9 million dentists and dental care providers, 2.6 million pharmaceutical professionals and more than 1.3 million health workers.
8 tips for maintaining good health
The department of health in Victoria, Australia has published a list of health tips that will help citizens preserve and maintain good health. These tips have been verified by the governing body of the Health Department i.e., Safety& Quality Council.
Following these simple pointers will improve the overall quality of your health and beauty care and will give you an idea of relevant questions to ask your health care service provider.
1. Learn about health care and if you have any specific health complaint, research on that before you take the opinion of your general physician. Being involved in your treatment process will speed up your recovery and ensure that you receive the best possible standards of health care.
2. Don’t hesitate to ask questions to your doctor/ health care service provider.. However silly your questions might sound to you, remember that you have a right to ask them and expect answers.
3. If you have any niggling doubts about a course of treatment that your doctor has suggested, feel free to get a second opinion.
4. Make a list of all your current medications including health enhancers and any herbal formulations you might be taking. In the course of undergoing any new type of beauty treatment submit this list along with a brief of your drug allergies, to your doctor.
5. Always read the labels and warning signs printed on medication bottles/tubes before using them. Check whether the medicine store has given you exactly the same drug as mentioned in your prescription.
6. Always collect your reports on time, in case you have undergone tests and don’t attempt to interpret the reports yourself. Consult a professional medical practitioner.
7. In case your doctor has recommended hospice care for you, learn all about your options and the kind of treatment you have to go for before enrolling yourself.
8. Before you leave the hospital/nursing home, learn all about post treatment plans that you may have to follow at home including details of any dietary restrictions.