Have you been to the doctor with unusual pains or symptoms, only to be dismissed with a prescription and advice to rest? Approximately 40,000 to 80,000 deaths contribute to misdiagnosis in a hospital, and that doesn’t include the number of patients who see their doctors on a daily basis with strange symptoms. Don’t become a statistic; Take control of your diagnosis. No one knows your body like you do. Demand answers and don’t let your misdiagnosis rob you of one more day.
Why Patients are Missing Work
Patients with rare diseases and misdiagnosed ailments are missing work every day with chronic symptoms and schedules packed full of appointments and ineffective treatments. Patients can’t provide for their families if they can’t work because of an untreated illness. Patients continue to experience symptoms that can’t be alleviated with the doctor’s course of treatment, and suffer through an illness with no relief in sight. Are you missing work because of chronic symptoms?
- Abdominal pain
- Weight loss
- Loss of appetite
- Debilitating pain
- Chronic headaches
- Shortness of breath
The danger of misdiagnosis is severe illness and possibly death. Patients with rare diseases and misdiagnosed ailments suffer daily and face the potential of damaging their bodies and compromising their immune systems.
You’re Not Alone
Patients, who are experiencing the damaging effects of misdiagnosis, or the stress of an untreated ailment, can often feel isolated and alone. After exhausting all their resources and enduring unsuccessful attempts for help, patients can become frustrated and stressed. It’s important for patients to be proactive about their health and work with a team of professionals who will be your advocate in search of answers.
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