Furthermore, people with a low literacy level are left feeling powerless. When people with a low literacy level are given a diagnosis, they do not know what the diagnosis means. They then feel helpless and bad about themselves. People then are unaware of what they should know of their diagnosis and the treatments. They feel scared to receive the treatment because they do not know what to expect. The low literacy person would then be stressed out thinking about the worst, and that would just add to the sickness. People will have to learn to understand their diagnosis so that they will not feel powerless and stressed out.
In conclusion, people with a low literacy level have many barriers when it comes to health issues. If people cannot read, they lack information about the importance of a healthy lifestyle. They can overcome their barriers by taking a literacy program to help them, going back to school or asking someone in the health profession to explain about their health issues. People do not have to feel powerless, get stressed out or feel like they cannot do anything for themselves. If people with a low literacy level can go back to school or get into a literacy program, they do not have to feel powerless.
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