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. 

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