It is quite common for people to ask for help or advice from friends and loved ones from time to time. For some, getting advice from their parents or friends is an automatic response to situations where they simply have no idea on what to do. However, there are some aspects in life that require expert advice and not solutions that are based on tradition, common practice, or simple logic.
One of the best examples that we can cite is the medical concerns we commonly encounter. There are people who are used to asking their mothers for medical advice for minor aches and pains that they forgo a trip to their physicians. However, there are some instances where minor aches can be symptoms for a much serious ailment. Some medical conditions remain undetected until it is too late because of the tendency to self medicate or follow the advice of friends who have similar conditions. The same goes for behavioral or psychological concerns. Parents can’t simply decide to send a child to long beach rehab without any recommendation from a psychiatrist, psychologist or a physician.
Even with the availability of vast medical resources in the internet we shouldn’t short change ourselves or our family by self medicating. Consulting physicians is one of the best protections for the family’s health.