Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Health & Wellness

7 Easy ways you can manage healthcare at home

In a world of pandemic viruses, we have all experienced the woes of lockdown and social disparity. Yet, through it all, keeping engaged with others has proven a vital tool for staying healthy.

Image courtesy of Pixabay.com

Managing health is a core part of contemporary life. Nevertheless, with so much demand placed on healthcare, it is not always possible or even necessary to see your doctor.

Fortunately, advances in therapy studies, medical science, and computer technologies make it easier than ever to manage healthcare at home. An essential tool, given the current Covid-19 pandemic. 

Supplement Prescriptions with Self-Care

Even though you may have legitimate reasons for relieving intense pain, there are several non-addictive alternatives to prescription medicines for staying safe. Painkillers are available over-the-counter, but mixing them is not recommended. CBD high strength products help relieve pain, manage stress and anxiety, regulate appetite, and stabilize emotions. However, it would help to focus on health and lifestyle improvement via alternative therapies such as yoga, meditation, and holistic treatments like massage, acupuncture, and acupressure.

Utilize Monitoring Technology

Biofeedback techniques are a highly scientific method of managing your health. Biofeedback uses sounds and images to indicate anxiety and different types of stress. A biofeedback session begins with your skin being attached to multiple electrode points. Then, using the signals sent by the sensors, a monitor shows a sound, light flash, or image. These indicate your heart rate, blood pressure, temperature, perspiration, and muscle activity. In addition, you can look into the use of breathing exercises, meditation, and yoga to reduce stress. You can also monitor your health with popular feedback devices like smartwatches and phone apps.

Learn All You Can About Your Conditions

One of the best ways to help yourself is to learn all you can about any conditions you have. When you study a specific ailment, you effectively increase your ability to manage them. For instance, it isn’t uncommon for people with diabetes to skip blood sugar checks or control what they eat. However, disregarding like this leads to hypocalcemic seizures, which are potentially fatal to the patient or another when driving. Therefore, you must learn how to manage and cope with any condition for your long-term safety and the safety of those around you. 

Move More and Eat Right

A life on the couch isn’t conducive to good health. If you don’t exercise, you’ll increase joint pain, musculoskeletal injuries, back pain, and some conditions like diabetes. Fortunately, mild exercise is all you need to loosen up your muscles and reduce inflammation. In addition, you should eat specific foods like blueberries that contain antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. As a final point, you should avoid harmful trans fats and sugars. They can exacerbate numerous ailments such as IBS and skin conditions and even trigger some types of epilepsy.

Staying Socially Engaged

In a world of pandemic viruses, we have all experienced the woes of lockdown and social disparity. Yet, through it all, keeping engaged with others has proven a vital tool for staying healthy. Social interaction is critical for good mental health. Social engagement and activities with others reduced feelings of isolation and loneliness. Two of the primary factors in declining mental health. And if you cannot physically visit someone, texts and calls are more accessible than ever, and there’s always social media for staying in touch with large groups.

Alternative Treatments

Medical professionals often question the authenticity of ancient medicines. Nevertheless, many people worldwide find relief from pain through alternative therapies. Acupuncture and acupressure are among the most popular options. You can also achieve muscle relaxation through massage and energy alignment therapies like Reiki. If typical remedies aren’t enough, you might consider visiting a holistic practitioner rather than taking more OTC or prescription drugs. Holistic therapists are not medically licensed, but they know physiotherapy and physiology.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Video Calling with Experts

Remote technology isn’t new, yet the use of remote tech increased significantly because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Where we once could barely set up a remote video call, it seems like that’s all we do these days. Video calling technology is excellent for personal communication, but it also extends to medical applications. Your doctors can interact with you from their office and even get a close look at any conditions while you stay at home. The Covid safety implications are vast, but remote technology also makes it far easier should you be housebound or in pain.

Today, from the comfort of your own home, you can order OTC medication, socially engage with relatives and friends or even hold a medical consultation with your doctors. However, you can also use technology to aid in actively monitoring your vitals, such as blood pressure and heart rate. From there, you can make decisions about self-care like varying exercise and diet.

Written By

Your "not that regular" all-around gal, writing about anything, thus everything. "There's always more to discover... thus write about," she says in between - GASP! - puffs. And so that's what she does, exactly. Write, of course; not (just) puff.

Advertisement
Advertisement

Like Us On Facebook

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

Health & Wellness

Up to 0.3% of males will be diagnosed with anorexia nervosa. Stigma, poor mental health literacy and gendered stereotypes reduce help-seeking behaviours and lead to...

Health & Wellness

Adding more fruits and vegetables to their diet, while reducing meat and dairy, is a simple step that patients can take.

Health & Wellness

Regardless of satisfaction with overall care, substantial proportions of survivors reported lacking vital health education resources specific to their SGM identities. Areas where the...

Health & Wellness

Lesbian women had more than three times higher odds of suicidal ideation. Bisexual women had almost four times higher odds. And bisexual men exhibited...

Advertisement