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3 Overlooked Reasons to See a Doctor

By Genevieve Cunningham

When it comes to seeing the doctor, there seem to be two kinds of people. There are those who go at the first sign of an illness, and there are those who avoid the doctor even when a bone is sticking out. If you’re in the second group, you likely suffer through as many illnesses as possible, avoid any sort of checkup, and only go in dire situations. But what if your situation is dire and you just don’t realize it? Take a look at these three overlooked symptoms that may require a doctor’s care.

Excessive Fatigue

It might feel like fatigue is just a part of life, and sometimes it is. But other times, excessive fatigue means something is wrong. Something in your body is out of balance, and a small adjustment might make all the difference. Getting in to see a doctor might allow them to find the problem and end your fatigue in lieu of more energy.


Headaches come and go, and we rarely give them any thought. But what about when you have headaches for days and days in a row? What about when you can estimate the exact time your headache will show up? These kinds of headaches -- recurrent headaches -- may signal that something is wrong. It might be something simple such as stress, or it may be something more complex such as a hormonal imbalance. Either way, headaches that just won’t quit are good reason to get to the doctor for a quick check-up.

Lack of Focus

A little bit of confusion is OK. We’re all going to forget where we were going or what we were getting. We’re all going to have those days where we just can’t focus on the task at hand. But these days shouldn’t happen every day. It shouldn’t be a constant struggle to pay attention or complete a task. If it is, a trip to the doctor may help find an underlying cause and get you back on top of your mental capacities.

Most people tend to avoid the doctor if at all possible. But why? Doctors are there to help us, and we should take advantage of their knowledge and experience. If you suffer from any of these symptoms, a doctor may be the next best step that you can take in your life. Get a little help and feel like your best self with a quick trip to the doctor today.

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Encinitas, Calif.

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