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Is it necessary to get health checkup done ? What if I have to take medicines everyday?

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Dr Paula Goel , Fayth Clinic

Does the thought of taking medicine create irrational fear in your heart ?

If so, you may suffering  from a rare phobia called pharmacophobia which is  the irrational fear of taking medication. Patients who suffer from pharmacophobia experience palpitations, panic attacks, racing heart rates, trembling, nausea, and even weakness. These are all traditional anxiety symptoms that stem from an overactive “fight or flight” response in the body.

When these individuals have to go for medical assessment or even for routine annual health screening , they get very stressed out . The first thought which enters their head is “ What if something is wrong and I do need to take medicines”. This creates an anxiety situation leading to fight or flight response . Sometimes , so high is the fear , that they stop taking their medications leading to aggravation of the disease process and causing a great deal of harm to themselves.

So , is it possible to overcome this fear of pharmacophobia ? Here’s the good news: it is possible to overcome your pharmacophobia. Start with these strategies to build up your anxiety coping mechanism.

Find out how the pharmacophobia started 

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Generally this develops after a particular negative experience in the past like side effects or aallergic effects which could have been life threatening or they could have seen a loved one suffering a serious illness which required taking very strong medications and associated with death. Even though the death may not have been as a result of the medications, the brain then draws the correlations between the two. This may cause patients to fear that they will have the same experience. Therapists often refer to this as “fearing the fear” itself.

If you can trace your fear back to when it may have started, you may also identify what caused it in the first place. Think back to negative experiences you or someone you know has had with medication. How did those experiences affect you? Remind yourself that someone else having a negative experience does not necessarily mean you will  too.

Try taking your first dose in front of your doctor

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If there is tremendous fear of taking medications by yourself , you could take the first dose in front of your doctor , so that you can be monitored and incase of any adverse effects , you can be treated immediately . Once you realize that there are no problems , you can overcome your phobia and start taking them at home in front of your family members .  Research tells is that people with pharmacophobia experience the most fear with the first dose. As they take their medication and witness the lack of side effects, the anxiety lessens – hopefully it lessens for you, too

 

 

Try Talk Therapy

 

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If you still require help to deal with pharmacophobia , you could go for Talk therapy, including both Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), can both significantly help people who suffer from pharmacophobia. The first attempts to change how you perceive your fear, and thus, its outcome. The second approach teaches you to be mindful and stay in the moment. In phobias where regressions and triggers can potentially cause more harm than good if mishandled, hence finding the right therapist is vitally important

You could also try  DBTSelfHelp.com. This website contains a database of DBT-based exercises and information you can put to use right at home. Practical skills learned include distress tolerance, emotional regulation, and mindfulness

Try Exposure Therapy

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Exposure therapy may help to desensitize you. This form of therapy exposes you to your fear with a therapist by your side to help you work through the negative emotions you experience. By research and statistics, it shows the highest level of efficacy in resolving extreme phobias. Exposure therapy is often gradual, so a complete fix may not happen for months or even years. However, it is still a valuable long-term tool. Patients with phobias who undergo exposure therapy often come to resolve their fears completely and permanently

Change Your Dosing Method

The phobia itself may be related to a specific form of dosing rather than the medication itself. Patients may struggle with swallowing medicines , but do fine when given intramuscular injections. Others may be fine with pills, but struggle with topicals. Even the fear of choking on medication can be enough to dissuade some patients from sticking with treatment. Changing the approach to accommodate may be easier than eliminating it.

Compounding is especially useful for children with pharmacophobia, who may be more willing to take a medication that has better taste over a formula that’s bitter or sour. Pharmacists can add in flavoring to make the medication more palatable.

What’s most important is that you know pharmacophobia is nothing to be scared of . There are  plenty of patients who struggle with it, and most eventually overcome their fears and can get treated for their medical problems.  It is always best to diagnose & identify medical problems early in the course of the disease . You can, too!

Fayth Clinic ( NABH accredited & ISO 9001:2015 certified ) diagnostic centre & medical clinic has multiple packages for health checkup .  Our integrated diagnostic and medical services with experience of senior medical consultants  provide patient friendly healthcare services . We provide 3 years digitalized medical reports which is accessible worldwide . Our entire health  checkup process takes only 2 hours to complete . Our doctors  and paramedical staff are easily accessible and empathetic to the patients needs. The kind of customers who love our work are the one are busy to look after their healthcare needs &who require reminders , rapid service and effective  response from us.

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It is imperative to get your annual health evaluation done   Book your health checkup today at  8879443733/7738630144  or send us an enquiry at services@faythclinic.com .

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5 Reasons Why You Avoid Health Checkup

5 reasons why you avoid  health checkup

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Over 1/3 of patients avoid health screenings or even avoid going to medical checkup due to belief systems related to health care . These belief systems could be related to previous unfavourable situations or evaluations perceived by them , their friends or relatives . This could be related to factors related to doctors , healthcare organizations and affective concerns.

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Here are 5 reasons why people avoid medical checkups :

1.There may be a low perceived need to seek medical care as individual feels that their illness or symptom may improve with time or improve on their own  . Hence , they are willing to wait and endure the illness. Many time , such patient seek healthcare services at the time when its too late . Many do not believe in going to the doctor because they did not have any health problems

2. Many people feel it is a waste of money to get their medical examinations and tests done and when they do reach the healthcare sector , they may find the cost high as they have ignored their health problems earlier. This reinforces their belief system that healthcare is expensive . And this is very true especially if there is no health insurance to cover the medical  admission costs .

3. Time constraints play an important role especially if they have to take the day off and undergo medical tests . Many are very busy to seek medical care for their own health because clinic hours are inconvenient .

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4. People may avoid going to the doctor if they feel that doctor is too far or transportation is difficult or they were too sick to travel

5.  Concerns about quality of medical care and interpersonal concerns of the doctor also plays an important role. Communication with doctors may pose a problem to the patient , especially if the doctor has a heavy OPD and patient perceives that doctor has devoted less time . Many times patients feel that doctors do not take patient concerns seriously or they have general mistrust  & lack of confidence in healthcare providers . Many patients have fear of needles , which makes it difficult for them to undergo blood tests , vaccinations or surgeries .Many patients are not comfortable disclosing their health concerns and habits  ( smoking , alcohol intake etc ) to the doctors . Some even have dislike for medical recommendations ( especially on weight loss , alcohol consumption , smoking and medications for high blood pressure ) and perception that recommendations would not be useful .

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Fayth Clinic ( NABH accredited & ISO 9001:2015 certified ) diagnostic centre & medical clinic has multiple packages for health checkup .  Our integrated diagnostic and medical services with experience of senior medical consultants  provide patient friendly healthcare services . We provide 3 years digitalized medical reports which is accessible worldwide . Our entire health  checkup process takes only 2 hours to complete . Our doctors  and paramedical staff are easily accessible and empathetic to the patients needs. The kind of customers who love our work are the one are busy to look after their healthcare needs &who require reminders , rapid service and effective  response from us.

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It is imperative to get your annual health evaluation done   Book your health checkup today at  8879443733/7738630144  or send us an enquiry at services@faythclinic.com .

Get back to life ….Your life matters !

 

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Today’s lifestyle: Boon or Bane for our children?


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The last few decades have brought about a significant change in the way we live. The childhood pleasures of sweaty summers and playgrounds have transformed into computer games and online combats. The result, one in every five children in the age 6 to 19 years are reported to be on the wrong side of BMI, either overweight or obese.
Our observations as part of the Medigym initiative at Fayth Clinic has thrown light on the extent of obesity related issues in our children and teens today, and the picture is quite alarming. Obesity is not just weighing down on their overall health but on the quality of their social life as well.
The reasons behind the growing numbers….
The development that we have witnessed in the recent times and the associated advancements that it has brought about in our lifestyles are not all bad. However, the changing food habits, our affinity for all things instant and the waning importance of physical activity has robbed off the quality of childhood and adolescent health today, making them susceptible to a number of diseases.
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Some of the main culprits of obesity include aerated drinks and junk food that have become a constant in our everyday life. What is more, the colorful advertisements of today are potent enough to pique the interest of adults, let alone kids towards these products. Another popular trend contributing abundantly to obesity include skipping breakfast and having heavy dinners that most of us practise out of convenience in today’s hectic life.
Another important aspect contributing to obesity is the family genetics. A history of overweight people in the family is not to be taken lightly. Obese children are at a greater risk of growing up to be obese adults developing a host of medical diseases like early onset high blood pressure, diabetes, insulin resistance, joint problems, PCOS, respiratory problems, decreased immunity, skin rashes and many more. These may start from teen years and extend well in adulthood, if not taken care and dealt with on an emergency basis. The typical Indian Concept of healthy child ( Khata-Peeta bacha ) has now been replaced by a healthy child in the right weight for age and height as per the national Indian Academy of Pediatrics norm.
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 A well-thought diet and exercise protocol put in place as part of daily life could be highly helpful in these cases.
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What obesity does to our kids….
Most of the common NCDs (Non-Communicable Diseases) present in children today are a product of unhealthy lifestyle. Some of the common obesity related morbidities include the following.
  • Diabetes Mellitus – children and adolescents with obesity are more susceptible to be affected by Type 2 diabetes, a potentially dangerous condition in the long run.
  • Obstructive sleep apnoea – the number of kids affected by sleep apnoea is quite surprising with about 22 percent of our adolescent population known to be affected by different varieties of it.
  • Cardiovascular diseases – children and teens affected by obesity are known to have an increased probability for acquiring cardiovascular condition
  • Fatty liver disease -nonalcoholic fatty liver diseases are known to have an incidence of about 33% among obese children.
  • Depression is another condition that has seen an increase in the rate of incidence among children. While they may or may not be directly linked to obesity, being overweight or obese does have serious implications on the emotional well being of our kids. The social isolation, teasing and peer pressure develops a poor self-image, affecting the emotional growth of the child.Our children are not just the most precious of our possessions, they are our valuable successors to take forward the legacy and development of our nation. They have a lot to accomplish and we shouldn’t allow such factors as an abnormal BMI pull them back. Every Healthy Child leads to Healthy Nation. So let’s practice a healthy lifestyle for a healthy and robust tomorrow.
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Health Checkup Packages in Mumbai

Health Services Offered By Fayth Clinic

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Fayth Clinic is one of the famous Pediatric Clinic in Mumbai providing best Pediatric Check Up India.It  is an ISO 9001-2008 certified organization. Fayth Clinic offers various health services which includes the following :

  • Diagnostic services
  • Adult health services
  • Pediatric and adolescent health services
  • Vaccination: Vaccination from (0-6 yrs) and (7-18 yrs), adult vaccination
  • Health checkup services
  • Medispa

Fayth Clinic provides weight loss programs called Medigym.

It helps the people to recover from various diseases. It also helps to enhance physical and mental condition of a person.

Health checkup services  

A routine health checkup is relevant in everyone’s life. It helps to diagnose the disease at early stages .

Health checkup services offered by the Fayth Clinic includes the following :

  • Basic health checkup
  • Pre employment packages : Pre employment  health check ups should be done to ensure the health status of the new candidate on work.
  • Executive health checkup
  • Cardiac health checkup : Cardiac diseases are the reason behind 40% of deaths happened  in India. Lifestyle changes are another cause for heart diseases. A  cardiac check up is necessary to find the heart disease in the initial stage.  Cardiac health checkup includes various tests:   

                   – Physical examination

                   – Blood tests : CBC, Blood sugar levels, Lipid profile, urea count, creatinine,          

                   – ECG

                   – 2D echo

                   – Treadmill test

                   – 24 hrs Ambulatory BP

                   – 24 hrs Holter study

                   – X-ray (Chest)

  • Gynec health checkup :
  • Teen health checkup
  • Diabetic health checkup
  • Pediatric health checkup
  • Geriatric health checkup

12 hour fasting is needed before doing any of these health check ups.

Ensure your health status by doing  a Complete Health Check Up in Mumbai at an affordable cost. For more details visit us on : www.faythclinic.com .

 

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Family Health package

Health of each person in your family helps to build a better life and a better world. Family health check up assures a secure and trusted source of faith. Health checkup will helps you to stay healthy. We provides better health treatment. Regular health Checkups and tests can help you to find problems before they start and also it helps you to find disease very early. All the exams and screening is done according to your age, health and your family history and lifestyle.  We faith online clinic offers best preventive health checkup and packages by this you can identify and diagnose fatal diseases etc also provides 30% discount in Family Health checkup and free package for 1 child or parent.

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Fayth clinic offers different types of health checkups like Cardiac Checkup (30 % Discount), Family Health Checkup (30%Discount),Pre-employment Health Checkup(30%Discount),Immunizations vaccines (30%Discount), Diagnosis Packages for Hair Loss, Diagnosis Packages for Acne and Skin Problems

Schedule an appointment  with our health care provider to discuss what screening and exams you need and when you need them. It is important to have a regular family health check up with a specialis.

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