A new and sobering report on obesity is just hot off the press. The main take home message is that obesity is bad news for anyone and everyone. The obese are unwittingly limiting their longevity by up to four years. If that’s not reason enough for you to watch your weight, then you have a far bigger problem once you add up all other negative health effects of obesity.
You may often wonder how doctors make decisions about treatment recommendations. It is not unusual for you to be suffering from the same condition as someone else| but both of you get very different recommendations. Ever wondered why this tends to be the case?
Many factors tend to influence how you get treated.
Many women experience abnormally heavy periods at some point in their reproductive years. Sometimes it’s just transient and appears to ease off spontaneously. But some will experience recurrent heavy bleeding, which at times will interfere with overall quality of life. If that happens, a gynecological evaluation is usually necessary. A specific diagnosis must be established, and appropriate treatment instituted.
You have the right to access all aspects of healthcare that include preventive, curative and even palliative care. That means ready access to facilities in your locale or elsewhere, whenever the need arises. If facilities are unavailable, inaccessible or inadequately stocked and staffed, you need to be asking several questions to those responsible. If seeking care in the private sector, you have the right to select your preferred healthcare providers. Your insurer should not bully you into pre-selected facilities.