Health related woes that come along with age, diet, lack of exercise, and just living in a toxic world are never fun to endure. Getting treated for medical problems can be a pain in the butt. First, there are the symptoms you have to endure. Most people will wait longer than they probably should before consulting with a doctor for fear that they’re going to have to pay an arm and a leg for a mild issue, or they simply don’t have insurance, and honestly, most are in denial about the reality of their problems.
Perhaps going to see a doctor in the formal setting isn’t the way things need to be done in order to get health related questions answered. It’s wise, of course, but if you’re trying to seek out other options for getting answers for medical questions that arise in your life, here are 3 ways you can do that without stepping foot in a doctor’s office:
Consult Online Pros
Maybe it’s the long waits at the doctor’s office that get to you. Maybe you don’t like dealing with the high volumes of people, you fear that your concern might be too serious to risk infecting others in the office by going in, you’re agoraphobic, you don’t have a car, you don’t have time to travel all the way across the city, or maybe you have another reason for not wanting to physically go into the office.
If this is you, you’re lucky, because you can ask a doctor right over the phone, via instant message, video chat, or a host of other online options. Modern technology has made it so easy for you to get answers with as little effort as possible. If you’re not a fan of this option, you could always try the next suggestion.
Phone A Friend
If you don’t have insurance of you have a general fear of doctors, this next option might be more down your alley. If you’re a social person, there’s probably a high chance that you know somebody who is studying medicine or is well versed in things of the body. Perhaps they themselves have had a lot of medical issues. If you know that you’re feeling something similar to what they’ve gone through, you could always take the phone a friend option and ask around until you get answers that satisfy you.
Become A Search Expert
Seeing as modern search engines now make everybody an expert on all things medicine, you could always just take this route and search the internet and proclaim yourself as the invalid you are and decide you have every illness you come across that has even on symptom that is similar to yours. In all honesty, listen to your body, eat well and exercise, and do a little searching on the internet. When that gets you a little informed, ask your educated friends. If that still doesn’t work for you, just consult a doctor. It’s so easy to do. You don’t even have to step food into an office.