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4 Health Issues That Are More Common Than You think.

October 12, 2017 by  
Filed under Health, Money/Business, Weekly Columns

(Akiit.comMost of us like to think that if we can just avoid the big health problems and injuries, that we’ll probably be OK. But the truth is that, while that’s mostly true, your health is actually more at risk than you might think, and for sure from more sources that you’re probably aware of. Below, we take a look at a few of the more common “under the radar” injuries and health concerns, and what you should do if you find yourself suffering from one of them.  

Mental Health Concerns

Would you be surprised to learn that there is currently somewhere in the region of 450 million people around the world suffering from a mental health problem? Depression is actually on course to become the world’s most common illness in the coming decades. The thing about mental health problems is that they don’t discriminate; anyone, no matter how good or otherwise healthy they are, can fall victim. In America, around 8% of the population will suffer from PTSD at one stage during their life! If you’re suffering from this kind of problem, the best advice is to seek help with a professional.

Injured in the Hospital

You would think, logically, that you would go to the hospital when you needed medical treatment. And this is the case, but only up to a point, because hospitals aren’t actually as safe as you would like to think. Each year, around 100,000 Americans die due to medical errors while they were receiving treatment in hospital, and much more are injured. If you’re injured because of a medical error, contact Abelson Law Firm Medical Malpractice Lawyers. It’s also good practice before you visit a hospital to check it’s ranking against other hospitals in your area, because they’re not all created equal.

When Animals Attack

Love your pooch by all means, but keep in mind that they might just cause you significant harm. OK, that’s probably not the case; your dog is fine. It’s everyone else’s dog that you need to be concerned with. Our canine friends and their animal counterparts are responsible for around two million bites each year in the United States alone. Surprisingly, it’s not bears and alligators you need to be worried about; they kill next to no people. It’s insects like bees and wasps that you need to keep your eye on! And also, cows (though you’re probably safe if you’re not a farmer).

In the Workplace

There are many, many workplace injuries each year, somewhere around three million of them in the United States alone. As is to be expected, most of these injuries occurred in industries that you can logically think of as dangerous, such as factory and mining work. If you think your workplace is unsafe, or you don’t know what the safety procedure is, talk to your supervisors.

You can’t stay safe forever; there’ll always be something that can hurt you. By being aware of the above, you can hopefully avoid becoming a statistic in the national figures.

Staff Writer; Ron Foster

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