As the saying goes "prevention is better than cure" but do we really take that seriously enough? Our bodies are so amazing that it is constantly trying to maintain homeostasis/balance by a number of integrate physiological functions like controlling your vital needs such as breathing, heart beat, blood pressure, glucose levels, neurological functions, hormone balance and so much more. In fact, this happens without us consciously being aware of it.
I guess as a result of being oblivious to how hard our body works to maintain itself, in our young days we eat what we want, often reaching for the foods that put so much strain on our bodily systems due to high saturated fat and sugar content. This often becomes a habit into later year but then our bodies are not as able to restore balance as it use to. So many complex processes need to take place to ensure that you safely maintain normal function to prevent disease. However, there is a limit to how much staring your body can manage and this is when we start seeing symptoms of disease. These symptoms are often ignored at first e.g. headaches, dizziness and feeling tired can be vague symptoms indicating a number of diseases like high blood pressure, low blood pressure or anaemia. Most of the time, we are not able to know what exactly is going wrong but we seem to be aware that something is not exactly right either. It is especially important to look at your family members and what they suffer from, often heart disease and diabetes have familial/genetic links and some of us are more prone to developing these conditions.
This is where the practitioner comes in and seeking professional help. Ideally, it would be best to have yourself checked on a regular basis to ensure that all is well and get some guidance on how to maintain a healthier lifestyle to prevent disease. When seeing a Natural medicine practitioner you will be examined thoroughly from looking at your diet, lifestyle and medical history to examination of blood pressure, vital signs and physical health of your organ systems to find a diagnosis. It is important to have regular check ups at least twice a year if you are relatively healthy. For those who suffer from disease, you may need more regular checkups to ensure that your condition is well maintained.
Your health should not be disregarded until such a point that your are too ill to reverse the damage that has been done. Speak to a practitioner and get your life on track.
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