People with low literacy levels also find it hard to read a medication bottle and the instructions. They would get medication for their injury or illness and would have to take it at a specific time. If people cannot read, then it would be hard to know what time to take their medications at. When people get their medications, they have to follow specific instructions. The instructions would say to take food with the medication or not to drink alcohol while taking the medication. If they take the wrong medications, they will get sicker.
In addition, people with a low literacy level will lack nutritional information to keep themselves healthy and regulate their diet. People who have diseases like heart conditions, diabetes or obesity have to follow a strict diet. If they go for a check up and any of these diseases are detected, they would get information on their condition. They would have to change their eating habits from greasy and sweet foods to low-fat and crunchy healthy foods like vegetables and fruits. For people to be more aware of the prevention of diseases, they would have to learn the four basic food groups. Also, they would need to know how important proper nutrition is to maintaining a healthy diet.
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