The Ramblings of a Somewhat Unstable Mind

The Dangers of Online Self Diagnosis

WebMD?  R U Kidding Me?

Are you kidding me or just trying to get me to kill myself before the pain and suffering takes hold?

There is a lieutenant   colenel major problem going on within the political funders  medical industry these days, and one of the major players is the group of online  suicide pushers  self-diagnosis sites, like WebMD and others, where a  victim  person enters their symptoms and is given a wealth of possible and probable diseases or ailments that they most likely have. Reasers usually must get to the hospital or their MD for further examination as soon as possible, but death is imminent.

My question here, then, is (besides of course if death is imminent, why waste it waiting in line at the hospital just to find out that death is imminent?);

“Do these medical diagnosis sites get paid by the medical industry?”



The fallacy of being nursed

Why else would every single symptom that you enter into a search engine come back with the diagnosis of a cancer of some sort or another? If not cancer, then it’s one of the intramuscular diseases or any of the overly-medicated diseases that have short life spans. No matter what three symptoms you enter into their databases, you end up with a termination notice.

Sneezing? Must be cancer!  Can’t sleep (even though it’s 30 degrees Celsius outside) ?  Must be cancer!  Have a headache and a runny nose? You got it, cancer again!

The reality

Where is the middle?

You have to read between the lines. If these websites don’t mention every disease that has the associated symptoms then they could become libel, and that’s never a good thing (for the company, anyways).

Wait! Don't despair just yet...

The chances are minimal that you would have any of the horrible diseases listed, unless you have been running a 5 + degree temperature for more than a few days and have enlarged thyroid glands.  However, if you do have these symptoms as well, then I hope you don’t mind if I ask you for that money that you owe me?  It’s just that I really need it right now…

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Comments on: "The Dangers of Online Self Diagnosis" (2)

  1. Julie Catherine said:

    Websites I tend to stay far away from … I have enough health issues in real life without adding ‘perhaps’ ones! What I do appreciate though, is finding out as much information about the conditions that I do have – because trying to decipher what the specialists say is like reading a foreign language! Good post, Marc! :)

    • Yes, once you know what you have, researching it online can be helpful, and at the same time still scary because they tell you all of the effects that ailment may have on people, whereas each person reacts differently to each ailment.

      Thanks for the visits, Julie!

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