Many people put all their faith and trust in their doctor, often not thinking twice about the diagnosis given to them. Unfortunately, they’re not always correct. So what happens if you’re misdiagnosed? The first warning sign is that you wouldn’t feel any better with your prescribed medicine, and you’ll more than likely start to feel much worse.

Sadly according to the infographic below, “40% of illnesses are misdiagnosed the first time round.” That’s a large percentage of illnesses getting treated improperly, or not treated at all. This is why it’s a good idea to do your own research first. You want to be sure that your symptoms match the diagnosis that is given to your by your doctor. If they don’t, be sure to talk to your doctor and ask questions.

In addition, it’s good to know some of the most commonly misdiagnosed illnesses because you never know when these can affect you or a loved one. These are all illnesses that you’ll want to catch before they get worse. The infographic goes into details regarding Parkinson’s Disease, Hypothyroidism, Fibromyalgia, Multiple Sclerosis, Lupus and more.

Don’t be a victim of misdiagnosis.You can’t play around when it comes to your health, so be sure to protect yourself.

The Most Commonly Misdiagnosed Illnesses | Irwin Mitchell

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