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One-click or one text search on google presents an individual with thousands of answers to his query. And in the time when people get limited time with doctors, they find it easy to search about their health issues on Google!
They type about their symptoms, search about, go through 3 or 4 first search results, and come to conclusion about what health issue they are suffering from! But the question that triggers is, is it the right way to diagnose yourself?
Self-Diagnosing is Not Recommended…..!
The number of people going online to self-diagnose is increasing, partially triggered by the pandemic forcing people to stay home. A survey states that several people used medical websites, news articles, YouTube, health apps, and more to just find out their actual health issues.
Is self-diagnosing bad? It can be very bad when you have a medical condition that is difficult to diagnose without medical testing or when you make a wrong self-diagnosis. You can worsen your condition by using the wrong home remedy or deciding to ignore the medical condition based on an inaccurate diagnosis.
Below we have discussed some reasons that clearly explain why self-diagnosis is not a good idea, and people must see a doctor when they have some unhealthy symptoms in their body!
A self-diagnosis can easily lead to even more worry than the symptoms were already triggering. The additional stress and anxiety can worsen symptoms, like fatigue and muscle pain. Anxiety can also worsen the medical condition itself because your body is constantly releasing stress hormones that negatively impact the body.
Mental health is also negatively impacted when worry escalates. Knowing exactly what you are dealing with is important to managing physical and mental health. It is important to have a doctor do diagnostic testing and develop a specific treatment plan.
There is a lot of conflicting information on the internet. The people reading conflicting online health recommendations were left confused and untrusting by research and scientists. This could make it difficult for them to make good health-related decisions.
There is also the danger that you may accept a false assurance. When health information is conflicting, you could end up choosing information that seems to best fit what you hoped to find and recommended remedies that are easiest to manage.
Symptoms Could Be Related To Multiple Underlying Conditions…
One of the dangers of a self-diagnosis is that symptoms could be related to unsuspected underlying conditions. For example, neck pain could be due to cervical disc degeneration, or it could be radiating pain from a heart condition.
A missed diagnosis could lead to wrong home treatments or no treatments, and the medical condition and/or symptoms get worse. You lose a lot of time that is better spent treating the correct medical condition. For example, leg pain and cramping are self-diagnosed as over-exertion or a pulled muscle when the symptoms are due to a missed diagnosis of spinal stenosis or an unsuspected sports injury.
Lack Of Quality Control…
Health websites and symptom tracker tools are not government regulated and most are not reviewed by physicians or other qualified medical personnel. The websites are not transparent about the sources of their information either. The result of an online search may lead to using unreliable sources, relying on incorrect or false information, and experiencing confusion.
It is so obvious that one must not trust a site's content regarding their health, especially when it is not reviewed by an expert or doctor.
So, dear, we suggest do not try diagnosing yourself with the information available online, instead consult the concerned doctors. Just remember, a doctor’s diagnosis should always be the first step and not the last when experiencing worrisome symptoms!
Stay Informed! Stay Healthy! Stay Happy!
Disclaimer: The information included on this site is for educational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for medical treatment by a health care professional. Readers are advised to consult their physician to determine the suitability of the information for the reader’s situation!
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