Tell me the truth---Do you always do what the doctor says?

Philippines
November 16, 2009 5:29pm CST
I have noticed some ironic things with other people. When they are healthy, they keep on saying that you must eat what you want. If they get sick, they will curse the doctors who tell them to watch what they eat. Most of the time, people get their diseases for their eating habit. But I've heard many people who doesn't believe this. I mean, they don't care what the doctor says. If they don't trust doctors' prescriptions, why bother come in the hospital in the first place, right?
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@jugsjugs (13045)
16 Nov 09
The dr told me that i needed to keep my feet elovated as the swelling was getting too much,i did not do that as i have six children.I was told to try not to get too stressed as i have high blood pressure,what with 6 children.I do try to do these things that they say but i do have to keep on the go as i have to keep up with the children as well as the house work.
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
17 Nov 09
I care what my doctors say, but the ultimate person who makes decisions about my health care is ME. And if I eat a little more chocolate and a little less spinach, it's because I consider the pleasure that I get from the chocolate to be worth it. But it just depends on what the doctor's advice is. Obviously I'm not just going to go off my heart medication cold turkey if the doctor says doing that will kill me.
• United States
17 Nov 09
Nope!
17 Nov 09
Definitely not! I wouldn't be able to count the amount of times i have taken myself or my child to the doctor and had an incorrect diagnosis, and not all from the same doctor. I think as far as diet goes, it just boils down to common sense. Too much of anything is bad for you even water!! If you eat too much sugar containing foods, it will have some kind of effect on your physical body.There are also some foods that are overly processed that i believe can effect your mood and over long periods of continued consumption cause depression. Base line is your body will tell what is good for you by how you look externally and feel internally. Eating 10 donuts on one day is not gonna make you fat, but try it for a week, month, or even a year and you will see a different you.
@umer5222 (724)
• Cyprus
17 Nov 09
Doctor is medical professional,he would always advised us to follow some times of goods habits in the food, but unfortunately we never follows their advice, we goes to hospital when disease becomes at its last stage, then our treatment time becomes long, also we do lot of wastage of our money because of neglecting doctor's advise. So, we have to follow the doctor's advise to live peacefully and healthy. Have a nice day.
@Reyachan (589)
• Romania
17 Nov 09
Actually it's a very simple and primitive logic behind all this : at first, people think they don't need a doctors' advice, because in their minds comething bad can't happend to them, right?!? That, ofcourse untill something bad does happen to them and then they run to...the doctor :) They desperately take his/her advice ..until they get a little better ant then they think , again that the danger is over and they can do/eat whatever they please. Personally I don;t believe in the so called healthy diets prescribed by docs and nutritionits, because for thousands of years people have eatten all sorts of food and they didn't have any of the problems modern people have : obesity, vascular/heart conditions, hormonal distrurbances, etc... So I believe that a healthy way of life starts with a normal diet, not a restricted one, a little excercise from time to time, a positive disposition and stress realising activities (hobbies)
• Philippines
17 Nov 09
I never follow as most of the times I have doubts and seek the second opinion of other doctor as well. Especially if the doctor is newly graduate with lesser experience i never trust them and most of the times though i agree with his advices. I tend to break it most of the times i never follow as long as I could still tolerate myself as much as possible i do not like to consult a doctor except in some extreme cases.
• Cambodia
17 Nov 09
I sometimes don't follow what the doctor say because I think it's not important for me. Anyway, I think we should follow what the doctor want us to do because what he want is just to make us better.
@Jensie (120)
• China
17 Nov 09
well, somtimes i do listen to the doc. somtimes i dn't. it's not that i think it's not useful. it's just a atural thing for me to do. when i am really sick, i go to the doc. and try to do what the doc. said at the beginning, but when i am almost getting well, i stopping doing taking pills or eat things that the doc. told me not to.
@angelajoy (1839)
• Philippines
17 Nov 09
I admit that I don't always do what doctors tell me to do. It's not because I don't believe them. It's just that sometimes life becomes more difficult when I take their orders very seriously. But I know it's wrong and I try to be a better patient.
• Italy
17 Nov 09
I never do what the doctor sais. I told me swim, not run, and swim put me in so much pain...but running healed me completely. I had a throat infection and he gave me pills for cellulitis...it's totally unable to do his job, the only positive thing about him is he signs certificates!
• China
17 Nov 09
I don,t always follow the prescriptions of the doctors.In china,doctors are trying to make more money as possible as they can.so the doctors will always tell you that you are very ill,you should stay in the hospital.eat a lot of medicine.they don;t care the health of the patient,they just care about the money.In china,most of the doctors are dirty.very dirty.
@rhayde29 (126)
• Philippines
17 Nov 09
yup sometimes...coz i eat a lot...everything..but when the doctors said what you must not eat, i dont eat it..but it is my favorite wahhhhhhhh...i just eat it ^^
• India
17 Nov 09
For one, I avoid doctors as much as I can…I feel that more and more doctors are prone to prescribe a host of tests and medicines which benefit almost everybody but me. Even if I do visit a doctor, its for something very serious and which is not an everyday disease. For everyday ailments like fever or cough or diarrhea, we all know what to avoid and so cant really blame the doctor if I’m suffering from stomach infection yet having spicy food inspite of the medicines…however, for serious complicated diseases, I adhere to the doctor’s instructions sincerely, so if everything’s not OK as expected, I’ll definitely doubt the doctor’s capabilities
@agv0419 (3029)
• Philippines
17 Nov 09
Sometimes yes but sometimes no it is hard to do what the doctor says. As much as possible I listen to what the doctor saying I tried to do their presciption. I'm not drinking because it is bad for me so even if sometimes I'm tempted to drink I'm only stopping myself because I know it is bad for my health.
@The1one1 (105)
• Croatia (Hrvatska)
17 Nov 09
Hello invisiblelady Well, i have always been my own doctor so to speak, only when something more serious is going on with me i go and see the doctor, but in most cases i cure myself Happy mylotting The one
@bentoyhk (202)
• Hong Kong
17 Nov 09
Hi invisiblelady, I do listen to doctor when I get sick from the first 1 or 2 days. After I took medicine and got better, I try to not having medicine because it makes me feeling tired. I know that it is a wrong concept but I need a clear mind for my job.
@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
17 Nov 09
you are so right! Our bad food habit leads to many problems and diseases. And later we curse the doctor! I think, we have a tendency to blame others instead of taking in on ourselves, which is sad. I work in a hospital and a common scenario is the patient complaining of cough and cold and he is still smoking! Now, the doctor warned him beforehand. Still the patient feels the medicines are not working!
• Australia
17 Nov 09
hi invisiblelady,you are right,but i am allergic to hospital ,doctors,medicine. so if i got fever ,doctors used to give medicine for 2-3 weeks,but i may alright within 1 week,but as per doctors advice i should take the full 2-3 weeks coarse of tablets,so that the fever never comes again,but i wont follow the rules but it does not mean i am not trusting the doctors prescriptions.
• United States
17 Nov 09
Doctor? What's a doctor? lol. I usually don't go to the doctor. I believe firmly that eating healthy will keep us healthy and it usually does. When I do come down with something, I treat it naturally. Herbs and vitamins, tea, water, plenty of rest. I've only taken anti-biotics once as they are grossly over prescribed and they can weaken you as well because they also attack and kill your white cells which you need to get better. The natural, alternative approach seeks to boost the immune system and let nature take it's course. :-)