Apollo Hospitals Future Of Health

WATCH | Importance Of Getting An Expert Opinion Rather Than Self-Medication

Written By Digital Desk | Mumbai | Published:

This episode of “Future of Health” by Apollo Hospitals, talks about the need for proper diagnosis to understand the gravity of a medical problems.

Patients turn into doctors when it comes to treating a health problem naturally, but they never consult a doctor unless the problem becomes serious. Most of the times people avoid going to medical professionals for getting a proper medical treatment and try to treat it naturally or consult their relatives. But when their illness gets more serious, they immediately visit their family doctor and try to understand the root cause of the problem.

Additionally, if the doctors prescribe a medicinal dose the patients instantly agree to it, but the problem arises when there is a surgical treatment is involved in the process. They might postpone the surgery or just ignore their problem until it gets worst.

“As the saying goes in English and is very correctly said: A stitch in time saves nine, so is about a lot of medical illnesses be it hernia or gall bladder stone or any other disease where you need to go and see your doctor at an early stage, so you can get over with the treatment quickly. But unfortunately, in my clinic practice that people are experimenting with home remedies or internet-based medication. I would advise that rather than doing these things you should take an expert opinion or get treated by a professional.” - Dr. Shalin Dubey (Consultant, Laparoscopic & Robotic Surgeon, Apollo Hospitals, Navi Mumbai)

People today are aware that the immune system plays a very crucial role in our body especially from:

  • Birth to 15 years - a person is vulnerable to various diseases
  • 16 to 40 years - the body has better resistance against the diseases
  • 40 to 60 years - body starts to become fragile again
  • 60 onwards - it’s a constant battle to keep oneself fit and fine.

Furthermore, is the case study showcased and narrated by the doctors of Apollo Hospitals about their patients to spread awareness and lay emphasis on the need to get a professional diagnosis.

This is the story of Srabana, whose life turned upside down because of her negligence.

She was suffering from Hernia from last 20 years and was barely able to walk. The fear of operation and hospitals resulted in the delay to get a medical treatment and thus the problem kept magnifying over time. When she finally consulted doctors from Apollo Hospitals, they decided to proceed with minimal access surgery. Her operation was successful, and today she is leading a healthy life.

A disease that is cured at an early stage will cost less, the number of days of recovery will be fewer and the number of days of productivity lost will reduce as compared to postponing and delaying the treatment.

In a nation where people spend 70% of their income on healthcare and where the government schemes are limited and restricted, the only way forward is timely diagnosis to help on saving the health and lives of many people.

Watch the episode to know about the importance of getting a timely diagnosis.

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