self-diagnosis


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self-diagnosis

the diagnosis of one's own health problems, usually without direction or assistance from a physician.
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Wellington, Feb 10 (ANI): Doctors have issued warnings over the usage of Dr Google to make a self-diagnosis, saying it could lead to catastrophic consequences.
Emmon suggests that rhetoric around depression has muddied the distinction between a condition and a disease in a way that has encouraged women to engage in self-diagnosis and self-doctoring.
Also incorporated are echo-loss alarms, intelligent self-diagnosis, variable blanking distance, and automatic interference rejection based on rate of change to discount false readings.
One in 10 say they would try self-diagnosis and administer human medicine to avoid paying a professional.
Wrexham GP Dr Peter Saul said selftesting and self-diagnosis was becoming increasingly commonplace.
The research, carried out by Norwich Union Healthcare, concluded celebrity diet gossip such as Rachel Weisz and Geri Halliwell having a wheat intolerance and Orlando Bloom and Victoria Beckham being dairy intolerant contributed to the surge in patient self-diagnosis.
Additionally, many pharmaceutical companies bombard patients with advertisements that encourage patients to request specific items to treat their own self-diagnosis.
They claim many patients make their own incorrect self-diagnosis after reading about conditions and then seek treatment they do not need.
Your GP or practice nurse can check your blood pressure for you, but if you like the idea of self-diagnosis, look out Braun's new Sensor Control BP 2550, a wrist monitor priced around pounds 69 which gives you a series of accurate and consistent blood pressure readings.
For more information, see our self-diagnosis guide, call the helpline on 0808 800 6000 or visit the website on www.
If Horry's self-diagnosis is accurate - the team is maintaining a cautious tone - it will alleviate the Lakers' greatest concern heading into their first-round series against the Portland Trail Blazers.
Through the use of a Device Server, an appliance capable of self-diagnosis can send a standard formatted message to a network manager through a management tool such as HP OpenView or other enterprise network management tools.