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Do Not Self-Diagnose

by Savitha C Muppala on  January 4, 2011 at 10:55 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
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.
 Do Not Self-Diagnose
Do Not Self-Diagnose
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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.

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The 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.



Source: Medindia
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