Before I even get into it, I perhaps need to come out with a disclaimer that if you’re ever in doubt and you’re worried about a health condition you may have being serious, then you should indeed go to your doctor. Otherwise running to your GP for every little thing isn’t always necessary, particularly if every subsequent visit has him or her asking something like “What is it this time, Sally?”
Every family has that one person whom everybody would refer to as the “more medical” one amongst them – you know, the one whom you go to even if you just want a headache tablet or something? It very well could be an inherent gift they have, but it’s also just a knack one develops over the years from merely applying their common sense. Sometimes it even gets to a point where upon a visit to your GP you have an idea of what treatment is going to be administered for whatever ailment you might be suffering or think you’re suffering, and it actually turns out to be that way – they prescribe to you some medication you know by name and expected!
All of these are indications that you’re perhaps worrying just a tad bit too much about phantom illnesses, something which often comes with some symptoms that are only really fuelled by your body transitioning through its various phases of development.
I mean although medical professionals generally abide by the strict professional conduct regulations imposed on them, the truth is it costs money to get specialised medical treatment and if you’re occupying the time of a medical professional who could otherwise have allocated that time to treating more serious issues, naturally you’ll only really be made to pay a bit more for that time.
So yes, it has a lot to do with saving your money, but I must reiterate that whenever you’re in doubt then by all means, exercise your right to go and see your GP.
Otherwise there are lots of issues which don’t require a consultation with your doctor, for example if your doctor once recommended a specific treatment for your hair-loss, you could perhaps get those same hair loss treatment tablets online and not have to go through the entire process of first booking an appointment for a consultation of which the outcome you already know.
Another way of sorting out minor issues such as these is that of going straight to the pharmacy and talking to the pharmacists about the symptoms you’re worried about. These medical professionals harbour a lot more knowledge than what the average person may believe – and the best part is they can’t and won’t charge you for what is essentially a symptomatic-level “consultation.”
It gets even better – pharmacists’ gateway knowledge of the field of medicine has them adequately skilled to identify those signs which are symptomatic of those health issues and illnesses which are a lot more serious than those which can be solved with some over-the-counter medications and so they’ll advise you accordingly if it would be better for you to visit your GP.