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A third of adults avoided going to doctor for health symptoms since pandemic, study says

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Bupa Health Clinics, found 42% have stayed away because they didn't want to 'waste' doctors' time or resources. Four in 10 assumed the problem would simply go away and 14% avoided getting treatment because they were 'too embarrassed'.Dr Naveen Puri, lead physician for Bupa Health Clinics, said: "While the pandemic has put some aspects of life on hold, it is essential we still prioritise our health."Most conditions can be easily treated, especially if diagnosed early, but leaving concerns unchecked could have more serious implications."Likewise, getting peace of mind is important too and can stop people from worrying."It takes a lot to shock a doctor, and we've honestly seen it all before, so there is no need to be embarrassed."The study.

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