Those who often seek the help of medical websites to self-diagnose may be playing with their health, especially if they fail to verify the information they find online, according to a recent survey.
While it does empower us during a discussion with the medical specialist, information on websites cannot replace personal consultation with medical experts. Infact, if one were to use the information on websites to self-diagnose, there is a grave risk of getting misled.
AdvertisementThe survey found that common complaints were associated with some serious health conditions and this can actually trigger panic in a victim.
It is okay to read up the websites to get information, but it is always advisable to seek the assistance of a medical health professional in making an accurate diagnosis.