When To Avoid Doctors

As you can probably tell from my blog, I’m mad about fitness and health. I try to be in the best shape of my life and often encourage my readers to do the same. You might think that means I would encourage people to visit the doctors when they have a medical problem. This isn’t true. There are certain cases where I might suggest that you wouldn’t go to the doctors at all. You might wonder what my issues are with doctors and medical care in general.

This job isn't always easy
This job isn’t always easy

Misdiagnosis

A few years ago, I read an article online about a man who had died after visiting a doctor. He went to get a lump on his testicle checked out after he had grown concerned that it was cancer. The doctor examined the lump and told him it was harmless. Two weeks later, that man died, and the cause was revealed to be testicular cancer.

Unfortunately, when you see a doctor, you’re trusting them with your wellbeing. The only reason for you to trust them is their skill and experience. But what if they make a mistake? It could seriously affect your life, and their mistake might even be fatal. That’s why, if you do see a doctor, always get a second opinion. Particularly, if you think that their diagnosis is wrong. Law firms like SiebenCarey warn that medical misdiagnosis is more common than people realize. As a patient, you do have rights in that situation.

Picking Up A New Illness

If you’ve been to the hospital or doctors lately, you’ll know that the wait times are a real killer. You might have to wait up to an hour in a room filled with sick people. Is there a chance you could pick up another illness while you’re there? You bet there is which is why, if you think the medical issue isn’t serious, stay away from the doctors. Wait a couple of weeks and see if it clears up by itself. If it does, you’ve probably saved yourself from making a condition worse by adding a new illness.

Then there’s the issue of superbugs. Superbugs are immune to antibiotics, and they are found in highly cleaned hospitals and medical practices. The most severe strains can not be treated. You could go to the doctor with something that is curable and leaves with a life-threatening illness.

Better Alternatives?

I know what you’re thinking. If I shouldn’t see a doctor what should I do? If you don’t think your medical issue is serious or needs immediate treatment, look at alternative medicines. Particularly, if you’re suffering from something such as chronic pain. Chinese herbal medicine is one alternative that you can explore. Some people swear by it and say that it’s better than drugs doctors will subscribe.

You should also think about the fact many experts believe all pain in the body is caused by mental issues. If you can treat mental problems such as stress and anxiety, the pain will be alleviated. As such, you might think you need a doctor when what you need is therapy.

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Sarah Ruhlman is the founder and editor of Sarah Scoop.com. Sarah is a lifestyle blogger, online influencer and television personality. Email sarah@sarahscoop.com to connect and work together.

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