I found this article, titled “Making a Diagnosis is Less Important than Asking these 2 Questions” by Dr. Frank Lipman and wanted to pass it along. He makes the point that “Even though you may have been given a diagnosis, always ask these two questions with any chronic problem…”
It applies to dialysis patients in that many of us in the early stages of CKD (Chronic Kidney Disease) went through countless visits to physicians who treated the symptoms but rarely addressed the underlying issue of kidney failure. Even in later stages of CKD and ESRD (End Stage Renal Disease), patients are still treated for various symptoms rather than the underlying cause. It’s up to us patients to help the “old model” doctors through the process and to direct their attention to the real problem. To read the article, CLICK HERE.
P.S. I hope you don’t mind that I sometimes reblog or link to another posting. It’s not that I don’t have things to write about. It’s just that often others have made the point so well that I don’t want you, my readers, to miss them.