What do you do when you find out your health isn't what it could be?

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  1. rlaha profile image60
    rlahaposted 11 years ago

    What do you do when you find out your health isn't what it could be?

    For example, you go to the doctor's office and the doc requests labwork. You get it done thinking that nothing is wrong. When the labs come back, the doc won't talk to you but wants you to come in to discuss the results. That is a red flag right? So you go in to the doc's office and listen to what they have to say. As you hear the results, you start going numb. What do you do about it? Do you decide to take measures to take care of the problems (if possible), or do you just give up?

  2. peeples profile image94
    peeplesposted 11 years ago

    You deal with it. That's all there really is to do. I'm (what I consider) young. I am in my late 20's. I also have a bad form of arthritis. I was told not long ago that we had to get it under control or my spine would fuse together. I have lived a mostly healthy life. The only thing left to do was suck it up and move forward. Start taking more natural remedies, eat healthy, work out, and look forward.

  3. Barnsey profile image69
    Barnseyposted 11 years ago

    You take a step back and check yourself and your habits and see where it is you went wrong. If its not your fault then there is no need for this sort of introspection. Just the other day I was told my Blood Pressure was at the beginning stages of high. It was like 142 over 180 or some such medical mumbo jumbo. After losing 45lbs you would think I would have solved that problem but no, all happy and content in my success I have reverted to form and am back to many of my old eating habits. My fault. I fixed it and stopped to celebrate like a moron. Now I have to take a step back and cut out those things i had to cut out before like milk, white foods, ice cream, too many pretzels and salty snacks and eating after 8pm.

  4. nancynurse profile image71
    nancynurseposted 11 years ago

    Find ways to improve it. Follow your doctors orders, don;t panic. Today most medical issues can be taken care of without too much trouble, but try to take care of yourself in the first place, Know your BP, cholesterol, Blood sugar. Keep your weight close to normal, Exercise or at least clean your house or do lawn work, see the doctor for any suspicious problems.

  5. edhan profile image38
    edhanposted 11 years ago

    It may be tough to learn of something that you are not in the best of health.

    Since it is already happened, instead of feeling bad over it, try to find alternative to heal yourself.

    I always believe that our bodies will react to our emotion. So if we can maintain the positive altitude in life, it will help the healing process. Be a fighter and think positive as you will be the winner against sickness.

  6. go-barbara-go profile image78
    go-barbara-goposted 11 years ago

    First, it is important to ask the doctor what are the chances. If there is a great chance, then calmly cooperate with the doctor to do every treatment. Panicking won't do any good especially for the people you love. They will be sad if they see you sad. Second, If there is no hope says the doctor, then hold on to "miracles". They might never happen, but its worth to give miracle a chance. Pray and at the same time do what others did to reverse the result. Take vitamins, supplements that are proven good for the body, and take a detox process with fruits and vegetables. Who knows natural healing that worked with others might also work for you. If not, then there is nothing to do but accept it, as long as you know you have done your best not to give up. Giving up is just like committing suicide in the first degree. Its losing the battle even if it has not started yet. Battle starts when you begin to fight, but giving up is like lying there and letting the odds take you easily without giving a good fight. You are a loser forever. If you cannot do it for yourself, then do it for those who love you and is needing you alive more than dead.

  7. MedicalInfos profile image40
    MedicalInfosposted 11 years ago

    I will definitely take measures to try to alleviate the problem if not totally get rid of it. Things you can do as written below:

    1) Take on a healthy diet.
    2) Do regular exercises
    3) Search the internet for your doubts
    4) Take Health Supplements
    5) Change your lifestyle
    6) Seek the doctor's advise

    Giving up is not an option. By giving up, you have already lost half the battle.

  8. izettl profile image90
    izettlposted 11 years ago

    It's not human nature to give up. I've known lots of people to be given a little while to live and they exceed that greatly. My aunt was  given 5 yrs  tops and shes been here 10 yrs now. My best friends brother (Lymphoma cancer) was given a year and its been 5- he's doing good.
    Myself....I went into the Dr because my right index finger was swollen and it turned out to be rheumatoid Arthritis. I've had a few scary lab tests in my life and I've always been healthy- never smoked, drank, drugs...nothing. I have had a lot of stress in my life and I attribute bad health to stress above everything else. My piece of advice...now is the time to TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF FIRST. Having arthritis has taught me to ask for help, learn to say no, and not over extend myself. I believe disease is dis-ease...and uneasy mental state. I ate fruits veggies and healthy stuff and still got RA. I hate taking meds but you learn to adapt- it's reality so deal with it and make hte best of it. People who've overcome cancer have an amazing outlook on life. Disease changes a person and I believe it can change someone for the better.

  9. profile image0
    ignugent17posted 11 years ago

    I would follow what that doctor will say and make sure that I am doing what is good for me. Sometimes it is late but I just need to do what I can. Then I pray  to God to cure me and make me accept the reality of life that I get sick .

  10. Dr. Haddox profile image60
    Dr. Haddoxposted 11 years ago

    You want to take some time to think about what you are facing if there is time to do it. Some situations are urgent, especially situations with cardio-vascular implications.  If there is time to get a second opinion, and you want to do it, then do it. If action on the problem will solve it, and your quality of life will be markedly improved, then you need to consider treatment. In the final analysis, the decision must be your decision. Doctors are only available to help you with medical or surgical problems. Okay, this is just an opinion. I wish you the best. Regards, Dr. Haddox

  11. nasus loops profile image65
    nasus loopsposted 11 years ago

    The answer to this question is really quite simple.  The fact that you are asking if you should take measures to take care of the problems shows that this is really what you should do (if possible).  Giving up is only an option if you do not think about the other!  Find out what is best for the problem/problems in hand and act on them.

    1. rlaha profile image60
      rlahaposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I was not asking about me, but thank you for this.

  12. skgrao profile image69
    skgraoposted 11 years ago

    India was the only country in the world who had doctors 1,000 years ago and they cured all types of diseases with herbs.Now we have plenty of doctors who specialize in every part of the body.The problem is how to go to a trusty worthy doctor .
    If you went to a trust worthy doctor then do what he tells.
    If you suspect that he is trying to squeeze more money then you ask and scout for a better doctor and see if he says the same thing.
    If both say the same thing then do what they say.
    Now if you do not want to do what they say then come to India and go to the place as shown in the website link given below. You get double benefit of seeing India and getting cured permanently check it out please.

    http://www.myyog.com/india/36-uttarakha … peeth.html

  13. padmendra profile image49
    padmendraposted 11 years ago

    All diseases are solely caused by accumulation of toxins in the body. Although nature keeps extracting toxins out of the body, it gets collected when detoxification is less than accumulation. When toxins increase, various parts of the body become non-functional and germs flourish.

    Advice of doctor is always beneficial. One should not adopt his/her own method as it is always harmful and the effect could be more worse.  If you are in dilemma, you can  go fasting and let the body be detoxificated  through natural means of cleansing of the body. By doing so the disease will not become chronic.  Naturopathy. is not just a treatment but also a way of life. When all treatments fail there is still possibility of cure in the naturopathy.  You can consult a naturopath as well  for advice before giving up.

  14. LawrenceS profile image66
    LawrenceSposted 11 years ago

    After being told that I have a crappy heart and lungs I didn't stop and neither should you. Keep up the fight it's not the end of the world, even though it feels like it when the doc is giving you the bad news. If you are religious pray about it, follow your docs advice and keep it moving.

    One more thing don't though a pity party. I'm not saying that for the people around you but for yourself. It's easy to get caught up in the whole "pity me" attitude. At the end of the day that only ends up hurting you and those that care about you.

    There is a lot of great advice in the answers that you received. Natural remedies, I would talk to the doc first. I also have HB and HC so keeping your weight close to normal I know is important and so is eating right also exercise helps.

  15. m0rd0r profile image63
    m0rd0rposted 11 years ago

    I return to biking and mountain hiking every weekend, so I keep fit.

    When I feel too much toxins are in my body, I do one whole day on herbal teas with no food at all.

    Works miracles.

  16. pippinjones profile image56
    pippinjonesposted 11 years ago

    You have to eat better and exercise.  So is life.  I have had a serious back problem since I was 12, and a wrist injury the last year.  I can't do pushups, pullups, or anything involving my hand.  It sucks, but I just have to deal with it because that is my only option.

  17. Chen Suen profile image61
    Chen Suenposted 11 years ago

    I would do whatever in my power to improve my situation. Even if it were uncontrollable, then I would try to live my life as best as I possibly could.  I know it's easier said than done, but I fortunately I haven't had to deal with anything too extreme. 

    I know 2 years ago my cholesterol was close to 200 and I took it upon myself to exercise and change my diet.  I added fish oil supplements to my daily regiment and brought my cholesterol down to 135. Even with my torn Achilles tendon right now, I find ways to keep active and productive.

  18. candicemarks987 profile image60
    candicemarks987posted 11 years ago

    The only thing that I can do is to deal with what it wrong with me and hope that it will be okay soon.

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