11 Subjects You Should Talk About With Your Doctor

Published: March, 2004

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.

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