You are facing a health problem and have decided already to visit any good doctor. When you sit in front of your doctor, he asks several questions concerned with your health and life style. You are speaking the truth. But are you really providing mirror details of the same? Are you being transparent regarding your health details? There are a few things for which we prefer to lie, even unconsciously. Like parents are our well wishers inquiring only about our well being and good habits, doctors also behave in the same manner. We all know it but still we temp to lie. Check out these interesting 5 lies that people often fall for.
1. I follow a fit routine
As you approach a doctor for any health problem to lead a healthy life, you place your first lie: ‘I follow a fit routine’. Now is the doctor’s turn to start asking questions based on your routine like “Do you consume correct diet?” or “Is the exercise included in your fit routine?” or “Do you look upon what you eat?” We already keep our mind in this illusion about following the same. So, now it’s doctor’s number to keep him in the same illusion. You lie that you do exercise (followed by but…I get little time to do it) or “Yes! I eat correct diet” (followed by But…I am a party person. So, it becomes difficult to maintain it) etc.
Think honestly: do you behave same at this front? Remember, doctor is neither your friend nor your enemy. He is not going to reveal anything about you to anybody or will not use your details to make you any harm. He/she is your well wisher concerned only about your health. Isn’t it correct to spill out the truth in front of your doctor? Next time, consider it.
2. I do not smoke or drink
You have dark circles under your eyes, coughing rigorously and getting symptoms of liver and heart problems. When your doctor asks about being habitual of smoking or drinking or both, you again lie. You say, “No. I am not a smoker or drinker’ (But I do it sometimes as in some parties) like you can hide the truth. You lie because you know smoking and drinking habits are wrong to pursue and you don’t want your doctor to know it.
Speaking truth is rather important and essential if you want your problems to get solved. You are at doctor’s clinic to solve your problems and simultaneously, the doctor has also laid his faith in you regarding truths and facts. Smoking and drinking, both are wrong habits and your doctor may help you in getting rid of these harmful habits. Be honest, at least with yourself and doctor.
3. I have done full course of medicine
You are again at your doctor’s clinic for curing same problems which occurred to you last week. Doctor is now more concerned as his prescribed medicine did not work as well as he had anticipated. He throws his very first question, “Have you completed the course and took medicines on time’. You feel like getting caught red handed. You instantly reply, “Yes! I have”; nonetheless you are lying. You do not like your carelessness to pop up and reveal that you are not following a healthy routine as a responsible citizen,
Just getting medicine is not sufficient. Completing its course is also a must. By eating medicines on time and completing its course will be enormously helpful for your health. Doctors know this very well. If you do not follow their instructions, you are at risk of getting serious diseases next time.
4. I am regular with medical checkups
You are a frequent visitor to the doctor’s clinic. It happens because you face this or that problem very frequently. When medicines are not giving up acquired results, doctor asks this question, “Are you regular with your medical checkups?” You know speaking the truth will reveal your weaknesses and there you lie again. It is a tough task to maintain regular medical checkups record. You are careless about it. But just to proof that you are a careful person, you lie at this front too.
Maintaining a regular medical checkups record is a wonderful and careful step towards your health, family and future. Getting health problems every now and then is a serious matter to think about. If doctor is asking regarding the same, please speak the truth. Speaking truth can save you from number of other unwanted and present problems.
5. Lies related to several issues
This section encompasses a number of lies. Lies related to men and women health, sex life, kids etc. You sometimes lie about your menstrual cycle, kids’ dirty habits and sex life. Consider these three questions as examples like “Does he brush his teeth twice a day?” or “Does he consume junk foods frequently?” or “Does he acquire healthy routine?” etc. Apart from these, “How many times do you have sex in a week?” or “Is your menstrual cycle regular?” or “Do you have any family background with high cholesterol/blood pressure/sugar?” etc. There are more other questions that may prompt you to lie, again with same reason. You already know everything about following healthy routine and its benefits. But still, you show up with frequent number of lies as speaking truths will reveal your original personality and you will more likely be welcomed by doctor’s more intensive queries which will leave you with nothing but the truth.
Kids are very sensitive and prone to several health problems. They have less strong immune system. As they grow up, they get better at recovering from diseases. Sex life never remains the same at every stage in the life. It does have ups and downs. Also, health related family backgrounds have prominent effect on upcoming generations. By becoming a mirror regarding your health issues to the doctor will come up with more prominent, quick, easy and effective ways of cure. Make it a habit of speaking truth to your doctor. If your kid brushes his teeth once in a day, tell it straight away. This will not harm you. Instead you will be acknowledged by the benefits of brushing teeth twice a day. Your life’s other concerned aspects will also get solved by speaking truth.