Times have changed dramatically the past 50 years. Today technology is everywhere around us. We can’t do anything for most hours of the day that don’t involve technology. Now a lot of old school people will tell us that technology can be very bad for us, especially when it comes to our health. They will tell us that technology has caused us all to not be as active as we were 50-60-70 years ago. We spend too much time sitting in front of a tv, computer, tablet or smartphone.
Well this article is not to dispute those claims. This article is all about how technology has in fact created new and often fantastic benefits for all of us from a health standpoint. Technology is found everywhere today, especially in medicine. X-ray machines, MRI scanners, research equipment are just a few of the technological breakthrough developments that we have witnessed in recent decades.
The medical field uses these technologies every day to try to find cures to various ailments, discover why diseases can spread and to create ways to prevent these diseases from harming us. When it comes to sitting around watching your favorite tech gizmo, there is another side to it all.Technology has in fact helped to promote us to be more active. Just think about great technological developments such as Fitbit, pedometers, and smartwatches. They are helping us every day to to keep moving, to track our steps, to monitor our heart rates, and to achieve our health related goals.
How about communications? With technology being so widely available, most people today have access to doctor and health websites. On these sites, often real doctors and nurses will monitor ongoing communications. Patients can receive real-time factual answers while doctors and nurses share their thoughts and advice.
Better ability to communicate is very important for keeping us healthy. It can help people get answers who otherwise may seek medical help in person. This can significantly reduce the number of people queuing up in the hospital with fears that something serious could be wrong with them.
Health technology has given the medical field the ability to do much greater and faster research into all sorts problems. We all tend to turn to Google, calling it Dr. Google at times. The search engine allows you to input your symptoms or ask questions about a certain symptom to find out all the ailments that involve them/it. People can look through a list of other symptoms to determine the chances of suffering from certain ailments.
This is useful when it comes to determining whether to speak to a doctor. An individual can get the basic information and use it to decide whether their condition needs immediate attention. They can also use that basic research to get onto the chat boxes to get the advice from real doctors and nurses, as mentioned above.
Those that already have a diagnosis can take to the internet to do their own research into it. This is especially the case for a condition that they haven’t heard of before or that could be hereditary. They want to find out future symptoms, especially if it is a condition that doesn’t have a form of treatment or cure.
There is so much information on this topic available, but this post was just a quick summary to get us all thinking about the subject of health technology. Please visit our friends at Positive Health Wellness to read all about the 8 ways Health Technology is improving our lives. Positive Health Wellness
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