In the modern world, nearly every person googles their symptoms before they go to the doctor or hospital. Of course, with such a wealth of data available and the curiosity of the human mind, it is only natural people want to find out as much as possible about their health and/or disease in order to treat themselves effectively. Sadly this does lead to a lot of people thinking that they are experts and even people treating themselves at home when they need the expertise of a medical professional.
But there are always exceptions (people being stupid). There is a surprisingly large number of people who appear to know very little about basic health or human physiology. It could be argued that most these people are just misinterpreting the information they find online, or even using it to make their story more interesting. Personally my money is on them being stupid, but you make your own decision.
This hilarious video from BuzzFeed has some of the most ridiculous things patients have said to doctors that are guaranteed to make you laugh. While this is funny, it just proves that some people are essentially clueless when it comes to taking care of themselves and/or others, which can be quite worrying. I also think it proves my point about stupidity.
What’s the dumbest thing you have ever heard a patient say to a doctor? Do you think people are stupid or just misinterpreting the data they get from Google? Let me know in the comments section below!