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Don’t let stress get too much

Don’t let stress get too much

Category: Health insurance

Updated: 08/04/2014
First Published: 08/04/2014

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Stress is something that's bound to affect all of us at one time or another, but there are occasions when it can get out of hand. Whether it's work stress, relationship stress or something outside of your control, it can soon add up – a recent study from Bupa found that 44% of adults surveyed are currently going through a period of stress with 28% having felt that way for more than a year, and if left unchecked that stress can have a severe impact on your health.

Failing to get the help you need when you're suffering can mean things escalate rapidly. Symptoms can become increasingly severe and with stress, anxiety and depression being among the main causes of long-term absence from work it makes sense to put your health first.

There's still something of a stigma attached to stress, depression and other mental health issues, with an estimated 70% of sufferers failing to go to their GP. It's important that you're not one of them. Getting the necessary help can be the first step on the road to recovery and can make sure you're soon back on your feet, and the right treatment can make all the difference.

That's when having suitable health insurance can come in. People often overlook the likes of private medical insurance for mental health issues but this is where it can really excel – people will often need to wait for weeks on end to be referred for counselling with the NHS, a length of time that can be unbearable, but seeking private treatment can ensure you don't have to wait.

Policyholders can get the treatment they need when they need it, without having to wait for a hefty bill at the end. To find out more about private medical insurance and how it can help you through periods of stress download your FREE special in brief PDF from Bupa and see if it could be the solution you're after.

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