1. Not Telling Your Doctor The Whole Truth
This is also known as exaggerating, leaving out a detail (or more), or flat out lying! The risk, besides hurting your ego, is you could be hurting yourself. When your doctor knows you are doing X (and we’ll leave “X” to your imagination) he or she might be able to solve a seemingly unrelated health issue you’re experiencing. Here are the top lies we tell our doctors: I quit smoking. I drink alcohol once in awhile. I exercise regularly. I only take prescribed medications. I don’t skip taking said meds. I eat healthy foods. I perform fine in bed. There’s no family history of that ailment. I feel fine/awful. Eh, tell the truth.