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Health Literacy Month: How to Talk to Your Doctor

Health Literacy Month: How to Talk to Your Doctor

Posted on: 21 Oct 2022

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October is Health Literacy Month, a time to highlight the value in making health information easy to understand and able to be accessed by all people. By having a more knowledge of your own health, you can help bridge the gap between patient, caregiver and doctor. Patients and caregivers all around the world have different levels of health knowledge. Some areas also have easy to access information, while other areas may have less access. This should not prevent someone from seeking care and fully knowing the extent of their condition or disease.

So why is health literacy of great value to people around the world? For starters, as the saying goes -“knowledge is power.” Having a full understanding of your personal health can help you to make better decisions about treatment or care options. Health literacy also helps to create clear communication between patients, caregivers and doctors, which is key to making your health and the quality of health care better.

You can take control of your own health by learning how to talk to your doctor and knowing what questions to ask about your condition. But it can be hard to know where to even start, so let us help!

The Urology Care Foundation has many urologic health resources that include questions to ask your doctor. These may be helpful as you learn more and prepare for these talks. When in doubt, ask your doctor to explain in more detail. Your doctor is there to help you and your health matters.

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