Most of us have had medical procedures performed, but how do you know if that procedure is safe? Just so you know, not all medical procedures involve surgery. One of the procedures mentioned is Hormone Replacement Therapy. I started on the hormones and all was fine for a while. Then after a few years, this was before they figured out that long term treatment caused negative effects, I developed blood clots in my lungs. Those clots almost killed me. I have never been in so much pain, couldn’t breathe, I couldn’t even stand up straight. I spent 4 days in the hospital and 6 months recovering. The amazing part: the doctor who prescribed the HRT swore that was not the cause of the blood clots, even though there is documentation that HRT does cause blood clots in some people.
Even though this article was published in Asia, this message is an important one for any medical treatment done anywhere in the world. We have to look out for ourselves because the medical community doesn’t necessarily have our best interests in mind.
In this article by Kari Paul, she explains a new feature on Google.When users search for symptoms of depression, they will be directed to the PHQ-9 questionnaire, the standard tool doctors use to screen for depression. The hope is that initiatives like these will help people who would not otherwise realize they are struggling with a treatable illness seek out medical treatment.