An ounce of prevention can lead to a world of health
The Dangers of Fruit
Avoid grapefruit and grapefruit juice if you are taking some kind of medication! About 50% of pharmaceuticals on the market are metabolized at least in part by CYP3A4, which is inhibited by compounds found in grapefruit. (two_one_fiver)
Don’t be tough
Know the signs of a heart attack and stroke and don’t “tough it out.” These are time sensitive and potentially deadly events. Super frustrating when I get a patient who didn’t call early enough and because of that they can’t get life-saving treatment or the damage is already done. (pkreilley)
Your Own Doctor
Don’t stop your medications by yourself. Just don’t, no matter how good you feel. Patients stop antibiotics and relapse. So many resistant TB cases here. Stop taking insulin and come with DKA. Stop taking anti-hypertensives and get a stroke. Don’t stop any drug unless cleared prior with your doctor.
Most of the diseases can only be managed, they can’t really be cured. If you have diabetes, get sugar levels tested at least once a month. Don’t ignore it. Don’t mix alcohol and anti-depressants. Also, no matter how bad it is, we have seen worse. Don’t be ashamed. (buttercup987)