Just visiting a doctor and taking medicines is not enough, one should ask questions and provide information to the doctor, if you want to improve your health. If you communicate well with the doctor, it will build trust and lead to better results, safety, quality and satisfaction. Let us throw some light on few questions to ask your doctor during a check-up.
Before someone goes in for any kind of medical tests, it’s their right to know what the test being performed is for. If the test is not required, one can avoid it. But some tests such as Pap tests, mammograms, glaucoma tests, or screenings for cancer, should be done regularly to avoid any hidden problems.
If you are aware of your medical condition, you can make better decisions about treatment. If you know the reason behind a diagnosis, it can help you to understand what’s going on in terms of your health. It can also help prevent a misdiagnosis, which are quite common these days.
One should ask their doctor to review the medications taken, including herbal supplements and over-the-counter medications. Your doctor should ensure they’re still recommended for you. The doctor can only confirm whether the medications are interacting or not with each other or with food you eat.