We’re coming out of a long hard winter. The inclement weather has given us far too many excuses to exercise less. Eggnog, cookies, cheese quiche many other goodies we consumed during the holidays will take a toll on our bodies. In some cases, it might directly affect our health in the short-term. Our diet might start to produce some symptoms of problems which have been lurking for some time now. What if we start getting those pains or we’re just not “feeling right?”
What do we do? Should we run to the ER? Or do we just wait it out? According to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, lack of health insurance or financial worries contribute to as much as a six-hour delay in seeking emergency treatment. Life-saving treatments to open the blocked artery and restore blood flow are most effective if started within one hour of the start of symptoms. Yet, the study shows that 49 percent of uninsured patients and 45 percent of insured patients with financial concerns delayed seeking care by more than six hours during a heart attack, compared with only 39 percent of insured patients without financial concerns. So what if you are one of those folks who have high-deductible insurance or are under-insured? When you start having unusual symptoms, you don’t want to run to the ER if you are just experiencing a stomach ache. You’ll end up paying hundreds of dollars for what amounts to a dose indigestion medication. But, what if is it something more than achy in your tummy?
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