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vitalba paesano
23-02-13, 08:43
No doubt that loud noises are bad for you, wrecking your hearing and even driving up your blood pressure. But silence can hurt you, too -- at least when it's what you don't say to your doctor. Don't fall into these clam-up traps:
How stress increases your health risks (http://www.realage.com/mens-health-guide/stress-and-heart-disease?src=edit&chan=mens-health&con=tip)

You think something "isn't worth bothering anyone about." We know a 50-something guy who kept hoping that the shortness of breath he had while walking up the hill to work was just going to go away. Fortunately, he got himself to the hospital . . . where he survived his heart attack (http://www.realage.com/mens-health-guide/hidden-heart-attack-risks?src=edit&chan=mens-health&con=tip). We know you don't want to hear something's amiss, but it's better for you to hear it when you're standing than for others to hear it when you're about to go 6 feet down.

You think your appointment is over when you leave. You don't get to ask your doc questions only after you've forked over your co-pay. Too many people leave their appointments and then say, "I wish I'd asked . . . whether I can have wine . . . when I can have sex," and other essentials. Don't rely on Dr. Google! Smart patients call or e-mail and ask!

You think that if the doctor didn't bring it up, it's not important. We can do lots of things, but mind reading isn't one of them. We don't know that you've been having erectile dysfunction, chest pains, or an overwhelming desire to speak in Klingon unless you tell us. We don't know what that last one means, either, but if it's bothering you, mention it. Speaking up may be the healthiest move you've made.

Why are men afraid of the doctor? (http://www.realage.com/mens-health-guide/hidden-heart-attack-risks?src=edit&chan=mens-health&con=tip)