Discussing uncomfortable topics can keep you healthy
Do you discuss confidential health challenges with your doctor and their team? The sooner you do, the sooner they can diagnose and plan a treatment course.
Ways to simplify the doctor discussion
Explain your full situation honestly and directly
Try to feel comfortable; your doctor is there to diagnose you and help you get better
Let doctors decide if your issues are due to “normal aging”
Take notes to remember any questions and help you be less nervous
Delicate health concerns to discuss during medical visits
1. Bladder and urinary challenges-- Discuss issues with holding or releasing urine or not reaching the toilet in time.
2. Hair loss-- Anyone canexperience hair loss, but excessive hair loss can be attributed to menopause, stress, medications or nutritional deficiencies.
3. Body odors-- Talk about new odors, which may indicate serious internal health issues. Also, talk about your bathroom habits, like foul-smelling stools.
4. Flatulence-- While healthy people pass gas every day, mention if excessive flatulence causes pain and bloating.
CenterWell Senior Primary Care has doctors and Care Teams ready to work with Houston seniors and their families. They spend more time with patients to help foster more personal relationships.
If you or someone you know is Medicare-eligible and searching for a senior-focused primary care doctor, visitwww.SeniorFocusedHouston.comor call 832-324-2489 to find a CenterWell location. CenterWellhas 16 locations in the Houston area.