The days of the old general practitioner are gone. We all see a variety of doctors for each of the various conditions we may be dealing with. Each of those doctors will prescribe certain things in terms of diet, exercise, therapy, and of course, medications. Taken alone, that’s not a problem, but if someone isn’t monitoring the big picture, trouble can result.
Make sure you know what you are taking, eating, and doing, and keep all your various doctors apprised of all of those factors as well as any changes made in them. Conflicts between the medications you take can lead to dangerous interactions, which at the least will impact their effectiveness and at the most, could be deadly.
When you’re seeing several different specialists, they can’t all keep up with what the others may be doing, so it’s up to you to look out for yourself.
Healthcare today is complicated. Staying alert and aware of what is happening to our bodies is essential to good health.