Each and every year, hundreds of thousands of people – maybe even millions of people – all over the world end up passing away prematurely simply because they refused to visit the doctor and get the kind of modern medical assistance available to them.
This stubbornness is absolutely astounding, but when you find out that a tremendous amount of people also die because they visit their doctor and then you are anything but completely forthcoming with them, you begin to understand that there is real value in being completely open and honest with your doctor – regardless of how nervous or how embarrassed you may be.
Here are three potentially deadly mistakes people make all the time at the doctor’s office, mistakes that you simply cannot afford to make moving forward.
Not disclosing all medical concerns or conditions
If you have worked out the courage and the good sense to visit the doctor to begin with you are going to want to make sure that you describe all of the medical concerns or conditions that you are dealing with so that you can get the legitimate help you deserve.
You’d be shocked at the amount of people that do not tell their doctor about all of the issues that they are contending with, instead hoping – or perhaps believing – that their doctor will uncover the issue if it’s serious all on their own.
Do not make this same mistake.
Not making the doctor aware of all medications currently being consumed
Secondly, you always want to be sure that your doctor is completely and totally aware of all medications that you are currently consuming, have the consumed in the past, or that you are allergic to so that they know exactly what they are up against when it comes time to recommend prescription drugs in the future.
This is mission critical considering the fact that combining different prescription drugs together can exacerbate serious and potentially deadly side effects, and is completely and totally avoidable with a warning to your doctor.
Downplaying pain or sensitivity in critical areas of the body
Lastly you want to make sure that you are just as upfront and honest about any pain or sensitivity you are feeling in critical areas of your body.
There’s no reason to play the hero and downplaying the severity of a situation especially since you’re visiting a doctor that cannot really begin to understand what’s happening in your body until you come clean.