11 Subjects You Should Talk About With Your Doctor
BOSTON, March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- It is difficult to know the right things to talk about with your physician during an appointment. Often patients report critical health issues only if they have built a comfortable relationship with their doctor. The March issue of the Harvard Health Letter lists 11 important things people should tell their doctor but usually don't.
According to the Harvard Health Letter, people tend to hide health concerns from their physician if they perceive them to be personal or embarrassing. For example, people who smoke, drink heavily, or suffer from depression may conceal this information even though it is necessary for their physician to know in order to provide proper treatment and diagnosis.
The article also highlights the significance of telling your doctor about any prescription medication, over-the-counter pills, or supplements you take. A doctor can provide information about what pills are safe to take simultaneously with others, and solutions to problems with side effects.