ONE in three Brits have avoided going to the doctor for ongoing health symptoms since the pandemic began, according to a study.
Researchers found two thirds of those who would have normally visited their GP with a health concern have stayed away due to the Covid-19 crisis.
🦠 Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates
A poll of 2,000 UK adults found that the type of conditions endured over the past 12 months without treatment included constant headaches (24 per cent), anxiety (23 per cent), and stomach pain (15 per cent).
One in six have also had prolonged coughs, 11 per cent have experienced breathing difficulties, and around one in 10 have noticed ‘unusual’ lumps – all unchecked.
The research, commissioned by Bupa Health Clinics, found 42 per cent have stayed away because they didn’t want to ‘waste’ doctors’ time or resources.