Health is the most important things in our life. If you are ill, you don’t feel so happy; you are tired so you must go to the doctor. If you have only common diseases, you go to the general doctor. The common diseases may be: cold, flu, fever, headache, etc.
When you go to the doctor, at first you have to wait in the waiting room. When a nurse calls your name you should go to the surgery. There is a doctor and he asks you usually some questions. For example: What is the matter with you?, How high is the fever?, Where does it hurt? The doctor examines you and prescribes you some of medicine. It may be tablets, syrup, vitamins, drops or ointment.
But if you have some of special problems, you have to go to the specialist. When you have something with your internal organs, for ex ample heart, lungs, stomach, kidneys, liver, gall-bladder, you have to see a specialist in internal organs. The specialists are in the policlinic. But if your problems are bad, you have to go to the hospital and sometimes you have to have an operation.
If you are shortsighted or longsighted or if you see badly or if your eyes hurt, you have to see an optician. If you have some problems with your joints, you have to see an orthopedic specialist. Joints are: hips, knees, ankles, elbows, shoulders or wrists.
When you have rash, severe acne, pimples, spotty skin or any other problems with your skin or complexion, you need service of a dermatologist.
Other specialist is treat throat, nose and ear disease.
There are also doctors who help people suffering from various allergies. Nowadays a lot of people are allergic to things they breathe, eat, drink and touch, e.g. dust, chemical, fumes, feather, grass, pollen, hay. When you have for example hay fever, your eyes itch and sometimes even swell.
There are also doctors only for women. They are gynecologists and obstetricians. Obstetricians help women at child birds.
Some of diseases are treating in hospital. For example: hepatitis, peptic ulcers, pneumonia, T.B., cancer. Unfortunately, cancer and aids are still incurable. No money can help anyone; there is no difference between rich or poor.
There are life-threatening situations, when patients need very fast help. These area mainly: severe bleeding, heart attack, poisoning, appendicitis, snake and animal bites, unconsciousness, choking.
Before the doctor is available, you should give first aid. There should be a first-aid kit in every home because you never know when you will need it.