What your doctor really wants you to know
You have more control over your health - When you’re going to visit your doctor, you should always ask yourself what you’re doing to maintain your health.
Your family history can be essential - Having a full understanding of your family medical history will benefit you at your appointment.
Doctors have seen it all before - Doctors and nurses are well-trained in these issues and will approach them professionally.
Knowing all of your medication is vital - You need to let your doctor know all the medications you're on.
Sleep problems shouldn’t be ignored - There are many reasons for someone sleeping poorly, including stress, depression, or menopausal changes.
Watch your weight -
Keep an eye on your weight. Rapid, unintentional weight loss or weight gain are often a sign of an underlying condition.
It’s important to keep a record of your last period - For women, you need to monitor and record when you last had your period, and what your regular cycle is.
Breast tenderness is common -
Breast pain is often caused by hormonal changes during the menstrual cycle, which is common.
Follow doctor's order -
When it comes to medication, follow doctor's order. Also, don't stop any drug, even if you feel better. Get everything cleared with your doctor beforehand.
Give your symptoms context - Tell your doctor the full story. By giving as much information as possible, it will help them diagnose you more accurately.
Google can be helpful, but don’t rely on it - Especially when looking to find out health information and conditions.
Treat your hearing loss early -
The longer you go with untreated hearing loss, the more the brain loses connection to sounds and your ability to understand speech becomes impaired.
Their time is limited - Be sure to be there on time and give them all the information they need about your health and your concerns.
Your immune system will help you -
Your immune system will fight your infections, repair microtrauma, and police the entire population of billions of cells in your body.
Mental health is serious -
A mental illness can be as serious as a physical one, if not more.
Sometimes you don’t need to go to the doctor - Call first if you only have a runny nose and a mild fever.
Bring a list with questions -
Make the most of the time you have with your doctor. Come prepared with a list of your questions, as chances are you might forget something.
Stay at home when you're contagious - Even if you just have a cold or a flu, stay home. Especially during the first three days when you're the most contagious.