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On many social media sites, I come across various fake health tips being propagated. Many of the patients follow social media in this era. They like to research about the disease on the internet and many people even follow them without thinking of the harmful consequences.Many times, the people who post such messages do not even belong to the medical field. Moreover, people who read and follow such messages also spread it to their friends and family, making it more viral and increasing the chances of risks that these conditions can lead to. Some of the common tips that I hear from my patients and friends are for diabetes, hypertension and lifestyle disorders. Once, a patient came with a complaint of pain in root stumps but she was resistant to extract them as she had read on facebook that extraction should not be done when you're diabetic. The statement is partially true, but I believe that the decision should always be left in the hands of the doctor. I think that come strict measures should be taken for the spread of such harmful health tips.
Have you ever come across such situation and do you have any possible solution against it? Then, please share.