The Problem With Self-Diagnosing
We know you’ve Googled your symptoms before
The internet may be a wonderful thing, but it definitely has its drawbacks, too. The surplus of information at our fingertips is amazing, but not everything we read is accurate or applicable to us specifically—especially when it comes to health. The trouble is, this little piece of truth can sometimes be hard to remember when actually seeing a doctor is expensive, troublesome, tedious and sometimes uncomfortable.
This wave of technology we’re currently riding has expanded our knowledge significantly. But when we’re just inputting our symptoms onto a search engine as enormous as Google, the results can be overwhelming, scary and confusing—not to mention, incorrect.
Hiccups are a symptom of a pulmonary embolism or a stroke or even cancer. Chest pains could be a sign of pneumonia. Did you know you can die from a migraine? And that muscle cramps could mean diabetes, pregnancy or nerve/liver/thyroid disorders?
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Not only are the results sometimes daunting to us without a medical background, but taking treatment from the internet based on a one-sided conversation can be harmful to us. Not to mention we might end up spending thousands of pesos on medication that might not target what needs to be targeted.
The amount of information we read up on might also give us the misconception that we know more than our doctor. Demanding tests that are unnecessary and expensive will not only waste their time, but yours as well.
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Enter: KonsultaMD, which connects you to a licensed Filipino doctor anytime of the day.
Expensive? You can subscribe to KonsultaMD for as low as P1 per day.
Troublesome? All you have to do sign up by calling 79880 on your cellphone or (2) 798 8000 on your landline, going online or visiting any Globe store nationwide. After that, you’ll have access to a professional doctor any time of the day by calling those same numbers.
Tedious? KonsultaMD gives you the opportunity to talk to a doctor at any time of the day no matter where you are. And when it comes to payment, you have a choice to make among affordable plans and payment schemes.
Uncomfortable? You can speak with these doctors at the privacy of your own bedroom and you won’t have to leave your home.
So what are you waiting for? Say goodbye to Dok Internet and hello to KonsultaMD. When it comes to your and your family’s health, you should only consult with a professional.
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