Wednesday, March 08, 2023

Thursday Thirteen #300

 Thirteen top reasons we visit the doctor. It seems that as I get older, my body is rebelling more and more. I shouldn't complain -- two of my dearest friends walk with canes and two others are suffering cognitive decline, so I guess I'm doing OK and and I'm feeling better as a result of all this medical attention. But reflecting on this inspired me to research why we go to the doctor.

In 2021, this is what brought us to the doctor. (Covid isn't included because for that, it seems patients were routinely advised to go to the ER.)

  1. Shortness of breath
  2. Abdominal pain
  3. Hypertension
  4. Headaches
  5. Fever
  6. Nausea
  7. Cough and congestion
  8. Urinary tract infection
  9. Earaches
  10. Dizziness
  11. Diarrhea
  12. Weak or tired
  13. Muscle aches

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