Are you a health conscious person or an unconcerned person?

@Sreekala (23768)
India
October 24, 2009 1:59am CST
Dear friends, I am not concerned much on health. If there are small problems like cold, mild cough etc then I may try to treat myself by drinking ginger tea, taking steams etc. If I start the treatment in the beginning it will work otherwise it will end in worse condition. Sometime when I fall in sick I felt that I have to consult the doctor, in that case I won’t wait for self-treatment. What about you friends? Do you try to consult the doctor when the symptom starts or wait for sometime? Do you take self treatment?
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@balasri (26553)
• India
24 Oct 09
I am a very health concious man SreeKala.But that doesn't mean that I am finicky about things and torture the other people in my home for the sake of my health.I completely understand that the good health depends on our food and the habits.Good and bad.Our health can be kept at peak level with sensible balanced diet and regular exercises.
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@Sreekala (23768)
• India
21 Nov 09
Hi Bala, I agree with you, we can be healthy by balanced diet and regular exercise. But many are happy to be negligible on health and can't change the bad habits. Have a great weekend bala, enjoy.
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@Sreekala (23768)
• India
25 Nov 09
Now I feel guilty because I am a negligent person and running with low level of HB.
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@balasri (26553)
• India
25 Nov 09
You can always try . It is easy.
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• Boston, Massachusetts
24 Oct 09
I am so health conscious and is trying to live a healthy life. I used to drink tea but now i need to lessen and hopeful stop taking any type of tea. I am diagnosed with reflux esophagitis and tea is a trigger for having a feeling of being choked. I do self-medication for cough and cold, headache, migrane and other minor illness where we can but medicines over the counter. With serious illnesses especially when fever is on and off for almost three days i consult a doctor for proper medication and treatment. Stay healthy.
@Sreekala (23768)
• India
21 Nov 09
Hi msfransico, It is not a big issue to control the intake of tea and you can reduce the same and finally you can stop it. Self-medication is good for minor problems if the fever persists then there must be some problem and need further consultation. Stay healthy and happy.
• Boston, Massachusetts
21 Nov 09
Thanks for your advice and concern. I will be used to this soon. I am now on wheat grass and i am enjoying the feel of it. Hopefully wheat grass can do something about my acid reflux and even with my digestion problem.
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@RhodaK (177)
• United States
24 Oct 09
I am health concious TO A POINT!!!!!
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@Sreekala (23768)
• India
21 Nov 09
Hi Rhodak, Happy to know that. Thanks for stopping. Enjoy the weekend.
@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
24 Oct 09
I don’t go to the doctor unless the pain has been there a while and is not getting any better. I think that most of us know instinctively when something is not right with out bodies. I would rather see a doctor first before I attempt any other kind of treatment.
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@Sreekala (23768)
• India
11 Nov 09
Hi Paula, It is true we can understand if there is any serious problem with us. For me too doctor is the last choice. Thank you very much for the participation. Have nice day. [it seems there is some problem with mylot and everybody's star turned into 6]
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@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
11 Nov 09
Oh dear, I thought I had lost a few friends for a while there...
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@Sreekala (23768)
• India
11 Nov 09
There is some problem in mylot and will be alright soon. I shocked to see the degradation but later found out it happened with all members. I checked with one friend he told me earlier too same thing happened and later resolved by mylot itself.
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@borhan (1345)
• United States
24 Oct 09
I am not only careless, super careless about health. My wife takes my every care. she pushes me for regular health check, she puts control on my food. I obey her all these health based instructions. I do some self treatment by accupressure as well as bach flower remedy.
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@Sreekala (23768)
• India
24 Oct 09
Hi borhan, You are a lucky person because your wife is there to take nice of care of you and that may be the possible reason for your careless attitude (lol). I really appreciate your wife's attitude and she is really nice. Take care of her. Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend.
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@borhan (1345)
• United States
24 Oct 09
I accept that i am really lucky. My wife is the greatest gift of the world to me.
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@Sreekala (23768)
• India
24 Oct 09
Men are very rarely accepting the same. You did it and I am so happy to hear it.
@vathsala30 (3723)
• India
21 Nov 09
I too am not that much health conscious. For small health problems, like cold, cough, headache and sprain, I will take care with the home made medicines and i am having herbal garden in my house.
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@Sreekala (23768)
• India
10 Dec 09
Hi dear, Herbal garden at home, nice to know it. May I know what types of plants are available in your herbal garden. Take care dear. Stay healthy and happy.
• India
10 Dec 09
Hi sree Do you want to know? get ready: withania somnifora (amrutha balli)for swine flu, diabetese, all types of fever and many more diseases. long pepper and black peppersorns. jasmine of 2 types which is also a herb, rose, bach ie vasambu, tulasi, casia, palasa tree, country almond, mango, jack fruit,chillies, bajji chillies, bhringaraja, coconut, castor, lime grass, manatakkali,(solanum nigrum), sudharshan, turmeric,greater galangal,bittergourd,custard apple(leaves of custard apple and amrithaballi are used for diabetes, chrysanthemum,arrow root, akarkara for dental problems, jatropha,vajradanthi,banana,raddish, coriander,curry leaves.,hibiscus for hair conditioning and varieties of vegetables and flowering plants Haa! tired of reading this. Still more but enough for now
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@Sreekala (23768)
• India
1 Jan 10
Yeah, I tired of reading but am happy to know about your herbal garden/plants. Thanks for sharing dear. Have a great year.
@allknowing (71069)
• India
26 Oct 09
For me maintaining good health is a challenge and challenges are what I live on! I was overweight and was hell bent on getting it to normal. I had a bit of a cholesterol problem and that too is under control. Good health is far better than owning bungalows, half a dozen cars and what have you!!!!
@Sreekala (23768)
• India
10 Dec 09
Hi allknowing, You were overweight, what about now, are you in the normal weight. I know it is very difficult to manage the overweight. Some people are complaining that they can’t eat anything just because of overweight; one lady told me if she drinks more water then also she becomes fatter. She is on diet and taking tablets for reducing the weight. Take care, stay healthy and happy.
@allknowing (71069)
• India
10 Dec 09
I lost 11 kgs in about a year after I decided to skip my night meal which actually is the main cause for anyone putting on weight as that food gets converted into calories as we do not exercise. Atleast it worked with me. I have a snack around 4, and in the night I have a soup and some hot milk.
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@Sreekala (23768)
• India
10 Dec 09
Nice to know that, your weight reduced much. You are right, the food in the night may be making problems. Eating food early and giving enough time to digest it properly, before sleep, is a good method to avoid the fatty process. Please follow the same method which yields good results to you.
@coolcat123 (4392)
• India
31 Dec 09
I am not really a health conscious person and love food at its best. I am a great food lover and eats whatever comes my way but I am upset about my increasing weight too, I dont wan t to be fat or an obese person neither I want to leave my love for food.
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@Sreekala (23768)
• India
1 Jan 10
Hi coolcat, I think it is difficult keep the weight under control when you like to eat more. Do regular exercise to shed the over weight and avoid fats as much as possible. If you can physically active then it may help in a great way. Please enjoy whatever you like to eat and spend some time for exercise (on regular basis). Thanks for sharing and joining. Have a great year.
@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
31 Dec 09
hello sreekala! well, i am not that health conscious but i give importance to our health...coz i believe in the saying that health is wealth! but, whenever i got colds or flu, i also do self treatment...hehe coz i think more than anyone else, its me who knows my body, and so far, i am always successful in treating myself! haha but there's this one time, that i really feel bad and and get worried as well, coz i feel that the medicines i am taking is not working good on me and my cough didn't stop for more than 2 weeks and so, i just go to the doctor to know what's happening! hehe and also because my husband forced me to go to the doctor! well, i just get some examinations and she gave me some medicines and everything turns good! hehe and the doctor just laugh on me saying that i worry too much when my body don't looks like being sick! huh! good day friend! & happy new year!
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@Sreekala (23768)
• India
31 Dec 09
Hi Ckyera, I think winter is going on there too and in winter if we caught with cough it will be very difficult to cure. I have bad experience with the same so I can understand your feelings. I too prefer to consult a doctor in the beginning if there is winter. Otherwise I can take some ayurvedic medicine and I will be alright with that. Thanks for sharing your views dear, take care because your family’s health is on your hand. Thank you very much for your nice wishes. Have a wonderful year ahead.
• India
16 Dec 09
I have never seen any doctor for the past 10 years. I hate to go to a hospital.I don't like allopathy medicines.In case of illness I resort to self medication and it has been proved to be a success in all these ten years.Try to consume less medicines,the more less you consume the more better your end days will be.The medicines diminish your natural immunity to diseases and make you look old prematurely.The premature greying of hair,wrinkles on skin among the youth are due to the consumeristic approach towards medicines.Most of the illness can be cured by proper management of the diet and regular exercises.The tendency of the modern fast world that takes them to the doctor in case of a simple sneeze should be changed.As you said cure at the earliest or prevention itself is better.Prays sreekala lives long
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@Sreekala (23768)
• India
31 Dec 09
Hi Cosmo, I entirely agree with you. I too hate to visit a doctor except in winter. In winter I often fall into sick and I can't wait and I prefer to consult a doctor in the beginning itself. As you now that I have small kids and I have to take care of them, if I fall in sick then my entire family may suffer. Thank you very much for the wonderful views. Have a great year.
@aylim14 (501)
• Philippines
21 Nov 09
personally, i do not get sick often, and i am very grateful for that. IT could be because of numerous things like me being a bit more health-conscious than most people in our household. Like i watch what i eat, and right now, since i have been "abusing" my body from eating fatty foods (which i usually do not really partake), i decided to take oatmeal for my breakfast, since oats have been known to take out the cholesterol in the body. In addition, i have regular exercise (basketball at least thrice a week) and not just normal playing, but really training and real games. Not to mention that i get value my sleep more than anything else. And if ever i get hit by a sickness, it depends on what i feel. Usually, i just let my body heal itself since a regular cold and cough can be treated with drinking water and getting enough rest, and of course, little or no stress. Then, i do not know how to explain, but i can sense and feel if it can or will get any worse, then that is the time i drink medications, generic ones. but if it worsen or i haven't felt like that before, for example a high fever then getting dizzy often times, that's when i consult our family doctor. It helps too if you have one, since he can have a background on what possible sickness you are getting at because of your family's history.
@Sreekala (23768)
• India
10 Dec 09
Hi aylim, It means you are an active person. You are taking care of what you eat. Yes I also heard that oatmeal is good for health. Thanks for sharing your tips. I understand what you meant by sense of feeling about your health. If the problem is serious your body may give signals to you. Take care. Stay healthy and happy.
@Norah0804 (165)
• China
20 Nov 09
Hi, Sreekala My dad is a doctor, so I don't worry about the illness. If the weather turn bad or the tempreture drops suddenly, he used to tell me to take care of myself. As I see it, I think health is very important and we shall form regularly daily habits to keep fit. IF you don't feel good, consult a doctor as soon as quickly.
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@Sreekala (23768)
• India
10 Dec 09
Hi Norah, Congrats for reaching 100 posts in mylot. Nice to know that your father is a doctor. It means you don't want to worry about health, the doctor is available at home. Thanks for sharing. Stay healthy and happy.
@allknowing (71069)
• India
11 Nov 09
I am very particular about my health. I prefer to nip any ailment in the bud. Being a homoepathic fad I have a whole lot of medicines that I keep in stock. I have books on homoeopathy and I also log on to the Net for more info. I believe in holistic approach to healthy living which includes, exercises, proper food, good sleep, pleasant activities. I am also a Reiki channel which keeps me in good spirits.
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@Sreekala (23768)
• India
10 Dec 09
There are lot of activities in your list
• China
1 Nov 09
I don't care about my health very much.If I feel a little uncomfortable,I don't regard it a big deal.And I will recover afer some time or some sleep automatically.If I really feel ill,I will take some medicine.and it won't turn right I will go to see the doctor.By contrary,my boyfriend take his health too seriously,he alway make a fuss about tiny problems,which drive me a little annoyed.
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@Sreekala (23768)
• India
10 Dec 09
Hi CathyLee, I know some people showing many actions with simple illness (as if they are seriously ill). I think those people demand attention from others. I am not telling about your boyfriend. Take care, stay healthy and happy.
@KATRINKA (1659)
• United States
30 Oct 09
I wouldn't consider myself unconcerned, but I don't take a pill every time I have an ache, and I don't see doctors for every sniffle. Like you, if I have a sore throat or cold, I'll drink some tea or juice. I won't see a doctor, unless it won't go away for weeks. I don't trust doctors, anyway.
@Sreekala (23768)
• India
10 Dec 09
Hi Katrina, I understand, but in case of serious problem you have to trust some doctors. Take care. Stay healthy and happy.
• China
28 Oct 09
i have no consciousness of my health before.some day i found many problems attacked my health.so i begin to take care of my body.eat formally,because i always want to keep slim ,so eat less.at that time when i am ill,i went to the hospital to get much advice from doctors. to your question,i think if you just get common aches,you can have rest and drink water etc..but if you know you have no idea of your illness,you must go to see the doctor as soon as possible,because many illness usually come from the unconcern at the beginning. you know yourself clearly,so you make the choice by yourself. best wishes! keep you and your family good health!
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@Sreekala (23768)
• India
1 Jan 10
Hi wl, Thank you very much for your nice wishes. I agree, the negligence in the beginning may cause some serious problems. Better we should take care in the beginning itself. You take care and stay healthy and happy. Have a great year.
• Philippines
28 Oct 09
I am a bit health conscious. I watch out what I eat. But when it comes to some health disorder like having cough or cold I just let it. hahaha. I'll take some rest and try home medication like drinking juice and cough syrup. I am a bit awful going to a doctor or in a hospital. I feel that I am just going to sick totally when I smell the hospital surroundings. It's good because my body get heal easily. :)
@Sreekala (23768)
• India
1 Jan 10
Hi maricari, Good to know that you are health conscious. So the smell of hospital make you sick, yeah some time the medicines smell is not tolerable. Common cough or cold may cure by some home remedies but the cough stay long time, then we need treatment. In winter, if I caught with cough then I need treatment. Thanks for joining. Have a great year.
• United States
28 Oct 09
I am not really concerned on my health as much as other people do. I guess I am fine whatever happens to me is just plain old destiny.
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@Sreekala (23768)
• India
31 Dec 09
Hi flamingor, Thanks for sharing your views. Wishing you a wonderful New Year. Have fun and enjoy.
@betlynfrnds (1677)
• United States
27 Oct 09
Hi Sreekala, I try to take care of myself as naturally as posible. I VERY seldom go to a doctor. If I do, it's just to find out what I don't have and then I take care of my problem using alternative methods. I go to message therapy regularly as I strongly believe that doing that removes harmful toxins from the body and helps avoid illness. I also try to eat right (though sometimes that doesn't happen) but I try to remain balanced in everything. Something else that I do is regular excercise.
@Sreekala (23768)
• India
31 Dec 09
Hi betlynfrnds, It seems you are a health conscious person. Yes, doing regular exercise and have a good eating habit may prevent the illness upto some extent. Stay healthy and happy. Thanks for sharing your experience. Have a wonderful New Year. All the best for the New Year.
@dismalgrin (2592)
• United States
27 Oct 09
Yep, sometimes I am concerned about my health. Sometimes not so much. It's hard to find a doctor who doesn't shove pills in your face so if I catch something early enough then I will take care of it myself. My favorite for a sore throat is honey, tea, leamon juice. I've heard that many include a shot of whiskey but I don't include that. If there is phlem in the throat I will cough it up and be over with it. If not, it sooths the throat a lot.
@Sreekala (23768)
• India
31 Dec 09
Hi dismalrgin, I agree honey can do wonderful for sore throat and cold. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Wishing you a wonderful New Year.