Why It’s Important For Your Health to Talk About How You’re Feeling
December 16, 2020
“How are you feeling today?” This is more than just a simple question. It is a real reminder to listen to how you are personally feeling both emotionally and physically. These times have been hard on everyone. That’s why getting support from friends, family members, and your doctors can make a real difference. At Ascension, your care is our priority, so we want to make sure you’re getting the care you need. It’s important for you and your friends and family to regularly talk about how you’re feeling - and to reach out to others. This can have significant health benefits, especially if you or a loved one are delaying getting the care you need.
Know when to reconnect with your doctor
Remind your friends and family to reconnect with their doctor about ongoing care needs and to get care when they need it urgently. Remind them to ask about emotional health needs and health concerns that might be weighing on them. It’s important to reconnect with your doctor because it could prevent health problems in the future. Staying in touch with your Primary Care Provider can help them better provide the care that’s right for you.
Don’t hesitate to take care of yourself
There are times when we get so busy that we don’t take time for ourselves. You should always be aware of how you’re feeling so that you can take care of yourself and those around you. Don’t forget that you can talk with a doctor 24/7 from wherever you are with Ascension Online Care. This will help you get the care you need anytime.
Delaying care when it’s an emergency can be dangerous
Keeping tabs on how you’re feeling can be extremely beneficial during times of emergency. Broken bones, signs, or symptoms of a heart attack or stroke should not be ignored. Encourage your friends, family, and neighbors to seek the important care they need – don’t wait, go straight to the ER. ERs at our hospitals remain open 24/7 and have safety precautions in place when you need care for a major illness or injury.
At Ascension, appointments are available now, with strict precautions in place for your safety while in our care. Doctors are offering virtual visits. And when your friends and family need care more urgently, our emergency rooms and urgent care clinics are open and ready. Be sure to talk about how you’re feeling, so you can get the care you need today!