According to WHO, Self Care is the ability of communities, families and individuals to promote & maintain health, prevent disease and cope with illnesses & disability with/without the support and services of a healthcare provider. In simple terms, Self Care is any activity that we do deliberately in order to take care of our mental, emotional, and physical health.
The scope of Self Care in health as defined by WHO and includes promotion of health, prevention & control of disease, self medication, offering care to those who are dependent, seeking specialist/hospital care if needed, and rehabilitation which includes palliative care. Self Care requires individuals to take deliberate positive action to manage their health. It is the individual person who actually acts to preserve their health or respond to the symptoms they are experiencing.
In health care, self-care is a broad term that encompasses hygiene, nutrition, lifestyle, socioeconomic factors, environmental factors & self-medication. Self Care takes into cognisance the wholistic individual.
Self Care is the first treatment response to any kind of health condition or ailment. It is essential for people who already have an existing disease like hypertension, diabetes, asthma, heart disease, cancer and may be referred to as self management of the health condition. It has been estimated that seventy to ninety percent of illnesses are actually managed without any kind of intervention from a doctor or a specialist. Yet self care is still under-used & under- appreciated.
Self care means that you are pro-actively taking care of your health and wellbeing and thus confers lots of benefits including;
- A healthier physical you.
- Better management of a long term or chronic medical condition which would certainly.
- improve overall quality of life.
- Reduced stress and overload burnout.
- Minimized negative effects of stress.
- A balanced mental and emotional health.
Wazima is a mobile and web based telehealth app in UK which gives users access to a host of Self Care products, Services and tools within the healthcare and wellbeing industries that are of great help in preventing, managing, treating or curing their health challenges.
Some of our Self Care tools include those which are useful for antenatal Support and pregnancy care in addition to our numerous partnerships with international healthcare and wellbeing companies to provide products and services to manage and prevent acute and chronic health conditions ranging from physical to emotional and mental health.
Self Care targets a range of health conditions on Wazima which include but are not limited to; mental health conditions, heart disease, diabetes, asthma, hypertension, cancer, allergies, antimalarial, insect repellent, chronic renal disease, weight management, digestive complaints, pain management and so much more.
Good Self Care results in better choice, better care and better value.
So, whatever your disease, health complaints or wellbeing needs are, check out the Self Care options that we have provided here for you! Or simply let us know what your needs are through our Contact Us form and we would do our best to help.