Anna Kendrick recently announced that she was hospitalized for Kidney Stones . And in a series of tweets, the actor wrote that she felt "vulnerable and frightened" when she went to the hospital in pain.
"I was afraid that my pain would turn out to be" nothing serious "or anything. I could have gotten worked out," she wrote before thanking the members of her medical team by name. "I am so thankful to these women. Even if we interact with each other for only a moment, you know that the attention and friendliness you give to your patients is greatly appreciated.
Kendrick has not provided or tweeted an update to her condition.
Unfortunately, it is common for people – especially women – to hesitate before seeking help.
Several women said in the comments by Kendricks Posten that they almost did not seek help or that medical care was delayed because they feared that their pain was nothing. "I have chronic pain and have not noticed it for 23 years, because I was firmly convinced that I was only weak and lazy," one wrote. "I had my first attack of kidney stones earlier this month … and thought it was" nothing serious "until I was in torment for four consecutive days," said another.
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But the health care system "did not respond to them consistently, resulting in delays in reprocessing and diagnosis," The authors of the study write.All of these factors together explain the reasons why Fra u die more frequently from heart attacks than men, the authors said.
"Women want to believe that they have the power," says study author Judith Lichtman, Ph.D., MPH, chair and lecturer in epidemiology at the Yale School of Public Health, says SELF. "They also do not want to impose themselves on other people, and during this study, I generally heard a problem with women who were not wrong or who did not want to lose time." Remember that these are women who had a heart attack here .
The tendency is probably due to several factors.
Part of the hesitation may be based on a hesitation practicality. In particular, if you are the main caregiver in your home, it may be easy to put your priorities at the bottom of the list, says Kathryn A. Boling, general practitioner at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, to SELF.
At other times, however, it was based on the sexist history of medicine – and the personal experiences of women whose pain was minimized or denied by health care providers . "Over time, the doctors often rejected the pain of women," says Dr. Boling. She added that this has changed in recent years as more and more women entered the medical field.
Women may also fear that they will be considered stupid or weak for their complaints, Marlisa Mann, an emergency medical specialist at Wexner Medical Center of Ohio State University, says SELF. She says that she sees this most often when women have pelvic pain. "They are worried that they will have to disclose their sexual history and are afraid to judge," says Dr. Man.
There are some standard guidelines on when to seek medical treatment – and you do not overreact because of compliance with these patients.
If you are in pain and do not use over-the-counter pain relievers (such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen), you should at least consult your family doctor, Dr. med. Boling says. The same is true when your pain is so severely impaired that you have difficulty eating, drinking, getting up, and taking care of yourself, as you would normally do. Brett Etchebarne, assistant professor of emergency medicine at Michigan State University, tells SELF. "This is not normal and is a sign that you need medical attention," he says. If you have excessive sweating, persistent pains, and sweating or a racing heartbeat, you need to help yourself, he adds.
Even if you do not meet the above requirements, trust that you know when you do it Something is wrong with your own body. "You should trust your body, and if something is very disturbing and unusual, it should be assessed as soon as possible," Dr. Yury Khelemsky, Professor of Anaesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine and Neurology at the Icahn School of Medicine on Mount Sinai, says SELF.
"Nobody likes to play the role of the patient, and it's hard for people when they're in pain to understand exactly what's best to do," said Mark Morocco, an emergency room physician at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, tells SELF. That's why he recommends calling your GP if you're in pain, but you're not sure if, for example, a trip to the ER is required.
It may also help to remember that a repellent health care is not the norm Norm: When you finally see a doctor, you are expected to be taken seriously. Medhat Mikhael, MD, Pain Management Specialist at the Spine Health Center of the MemorialCare Orange Coast Medical Center in Fountain Valley, California, across from SELF. "You should not be nervous about it at all," he says. "About 99 percent of doctors will take this seriously and prescribe the appropriate treatment."
If you feel you need to brush it's important to work for yourself.
"It is important to emphasize that you have tried to deal with it yourself, and it is far beyond your previous experience," Dr. Etchebarne. "You need to make it clear to your doctor that you've tried whatever pain treatment you think appropriate, and that's beyond the scope of what you're used to."
If you feel comfortable, it can also be helpful to be honest with how you feel, and just call the doctor if you do not listen. Dr. David Maine, director of the Center for Interventional Pain Medicine at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, says SELF. "Tell them if you are not satisfied with the care you have provided or are worried that your provider has not heard your entire history," he says. "You should listen."
On a broader level, Dr. Lichtman, it's important to know your "health baseline" and know your family history. So, if you suffer from heart disease in the family and suddenly signs of heart attack occur, you should not write them off, otherwise you will be well. If you go to the ER with strange pain and your blood pressure is higher or lower than normal, it is useful to know that.
Overall, physicians stress that most vendors should take their pain seriously, take the appropriate measures to prevent it from disappearing. If not, it is more than OK to seek a second opinion. If it turns out that your problem is not serious, that's OK – it's better to worry than to get seriously ill because you're letting something slip.
"It's not up to you to decide. Your pain is not life-threatening," says dr. Man. "That's literally what we're here for."