Everything about going to the doctor can be somewhat nerve-wracking. What if they find something serious? Ignoring the problem is not going to make it go away. The easiest thing to do is lie to your doctor. We know you have done it. Everybody has. If the doctor doesn’t know about your bad daily health habits then they won’t yell at you, right?
Lying to your doctor should be the last thing you do. Your doctor might tell you to change some habits that you have grown accustomed to but they are here to help you. Here are some situations that will help your doctor to improve your health.
10. Your Daily Health Habits
Many of us know deep down inside we should be taking better care of our bodies. Whether it comes to eating healthier, exercising more, or quitting harmful habits, always be honest with your doctor. The misinformation can lead to a misdiagnosis which may result in the wrong medication or therapy.
9. All Medications You Are Taking
Doctors need to be able to gain an informative understanding about how your body chemistry is working. A major factor in their treatment revolves around the medication you are taking. Telling your doctor about certain pharmaceuticals may seem too personal but mixing the wrong medications can lead to serious health issues.
8. Your Mental State And Health
You may be taking medications your doctor doesn’t know about because you are seeing someone else due to your mental health. You should also share this information with your doctor because some prescriptions they want to recommend might lead to depression or something to exacerbate your current condition. You might be a little embarrassed to talk about #7 too, but it is just as important.
7. Your Sexual Activity
Your sex life is your own personal business whether you’re getting too much of it or not enough. Disclosing correct information about your sex life can assist your doctor in treating any possible sexually transmitted diseases. Sharing what kind of birth control or protection will also help your doctor make the best assessment.
6. Your Fecal Schedule Matters
You should not only share information about what you are putting into your body but also what is coming out. Your poop schedule will let your doctor know if there are any internal irregularities with your colon, intestines, and stomach. Even if you start to get the giggles, disclose everything from color, texture, and shape.