A trip to the gastroenterologist may not be a picnic for anyone but it is a necessity to keep you healthy. Gastroenterologists often treat issues that are directly or indirectly related to the workplace. Ulcers are one of the most common reasons employees have to seek the additional treatment of a gastroenterologist specialist but there are other medical conditions of the digestive system that, if left untreated, can get serious quickly. This can result in your loss of income if you are off the job and in the hospital.
Besides ulcers, stress in general from your job can trigger a multitude of digestive health problems. If at any time you notice things just aren’t right, you need to seek out the help of your regular physician who can then refer you to a gastroenterologist specialist. In some cases, an on the job injury can trigger internal issues that must be diagnosed immediately.
Too often people will wait and suffer with pain or bleeding either because they ‘don’t have time’ for a doctors visit or because they are too scared to seek out the help. In some cases, people will be embarrassed by the nature of their condition. Because problems of the colon, stomach and the like areas are often considered private, it may be hard for people to adjust to the inspection by a doctor of such areas.
The reality is that on the job injuries or the genetic predisposition for digestive health problems is a serious issue with more serious consequences. If left untreated, many cases involve long-term hospitalization and can even prove fatal for some patients. Even if the best case scenario, you may end up with plenty of time off work for further treatment if you let your medical condition go too long. Do yourself a favor and follow through with all advice of your regular doctor and the referral to a gastroenterologist specialist. The best thing you can do for yourself is to take care of your body and seek out the help you need right away.
If your trip to the gastroenterologist was due to a workplace injury, please contact our office today to discuss workers compensation concerns. We can be reached toll free at 855-614-4351 or by using our confidential online form.