With readily accessible information across the Internet at our fingertips at all times, it can be hard to read solid information amongst hearsay, speculation and ulterior motives. No more is this more apparent than in the Internet health section, where anybody with an opinion has the capability to spread their own thoughts and “cures” for just about anything. From asthma to acne, colds to cancer, there are rampant forums, websites and more spreading information that may or may not have any solid factual basis behind it.
We’ve seen the negative impact this can have across individuals looking for quick and easy solutions, especially when it comes to issues that are notoriously difficult for clinically trained doctors to address. Whether this is the irresponsible correlation of autism and vaccinations or suggestions for ineffective treatments to replace those of trained medical professionals. Being told that magic crystal rocks or essential oils have the capability to provide better treatment to individuals who are much better off seeking modern medicine has been on the rise and more either gullible or mentally fatigued individuals are falling for this approach.
For people who have been back and forth with medical professionals, trying to figure a solution to a problem that is proving persistent yet evasive, it can be easy to see why the ability to believe just about anything in the hopes that it can bring respite is so popular today. What needs to be kept in context though, is that just about anybody can make a blog post or create a website that gives off a sense of professionalism. Being vigilant in the information that you obtain and keeping your trust in those who have dedicated their lives to providing you with quality care is always the right answer.
Medical professionals across Hamilton have been raising concern over the number of individuals who arrive at doctors’ offices, providing their own information on diagnoses, treatments and other approaches. This is not only led to a rise in opioid uses for individuals who simply don’t require them, as often pain issues are ones that are notoriously difficult to properly diagnose but has also seen a rising number of false positive results for tests that needn’t be carried out in the first place. We understand that everybody wants a solution but often the means in which it’s obtained is the most important aspect.
We remind residents across the Hamilton area to ensure that you are staying vigilant on the information that you obtain, putting your trust in individuals who honestly have your best interest in mind and making the most of our healthcare system without needlessly interrupting its capabilities. Whether you’re suffering a cold or a loved one has a deathly illness, there are trained professionals working alongside you, who understand who you are and what you need, those without an ulterior motive when it comes to providing you with the best possible healthcare.