The health benefits of maintaining regular exercises are far and wide. When you remain physically active, you reduce your risks of chronic diseases like diabetes and cancer. Risks of heart disease come down as well, and life expectancy tends to be longer. But the question has always lingered about how much one needs to exercise to reap adequate health benefits.
The ordinary patient, with hardly any medical knowledge, may never have come across the phenomenon of over-treatment. Some healthcare providers may also be equally ignorant of the same. Simply put, over-treatment occurs when medical interventions aren’t clearly focused on the specific condition being treated. Clinicians tend to go overboard, with the patient ending up with multitudes of tests and associated treatments that were never required in the first place.
Are you familiar with the phrase ‘’buy one get one free’’? This is a common marketing gimmick that entices consumers to purchase stuff that they didn’t really need in the first place. True, you’ll sometimes find an offer that turns out to be a good bargain, but that’s uncommon. You should always think twice before spending your money on offers that appear too good at face value.Healthcare isn’t spared of marketing gimmicks either.
It is likely that some of your interactions with medics have left you wondering what it was that the doctors’ were saying. You probably went along with an incomprehensible discussion, tainted with medical jargon. Such mumbo jumbos have no place in modern healthcare. Every discussion with you as a lay person must always be simplified to crystal clarity. There is always a simple way of explaining your diagnosis, and treatment options.