Avoid the Wrong Advice

Avoid the Wrong Advice
16 March 2020
If you have a medical question, or need medical advice, here’s the right way to do it.

Medical Advice

Getting the right type of medical advice can sometimes feel difficult. Perhaps you have an uncomfortable question to ask, or are looking for some level of reassurance concerning a medical concern. Nowadays, it’s all too tempting to hop on to an online forum, group, or page, to seek out some responses, but that’s not always the best idea. 

Medical Questions

The interesting and important part about asking questions related to a medical condition or concern is this: the answers are directly affected by your circumstances, health, and unique physical circumstances. That’s why it’s difficult - and can be dangerous - to ask medical questions to someone who is not your doctor, clinic sister, or a qualified medical professional. When it comes to your health and wellbeing, they are the people best suited to answering the medical questions you may have.

Your Health

The answers to your medical questions are so definitively affected by your health circumstances, that they could be entirely different from the answers someone else may obtain. Your medical questions can only truly be answered by someone who has access to your full medical history, allergy information, health statistics, and related information. What solves that chronic headache problem for Eileen in your neighbourhood Facebook group may not work for you. Rather, call your doctor if you’re concerned. 

Online Medical Help

Of course, doing your research on a medical question or condition is now part and parcel of our lifestyle. But, as we advise, remember that what you learn online may not apply to you, nor will it necessarily answer your medical question. Feel free to do your research, and discuss it with your doctor or clinic sister, when seeking out their medical advice.

LifeDoc Can Help

That’s where LifeDoc can help. Take your notes, and compile your research, or jot down any questions you may have for your doctor or clinic sister. Make that appointment, and take your notes using LifeDoc™. LifeDoc ™ can help. LifeDoc ™ helps you take charge of your personal health information, remember medical appointments, and securely stores your personal medical history. Stay up to date with LifeDoc™ on Facebook and Twitter.