Health Tip: Be Open With Your Doctor

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(HealthDay News) -- Your doctor or health care provider can be a huge help in keeping you well, as long as he or she knows your complete health history.

The Cleveland Clinic says you and your doctor should always share information about:

  • Any health conditions other than the one being treated.
  • Your current regimen of medications, herbs or supplements.
  • Allergies to any medication, food or substance.
  • Trouble taking any medication.
  • If you may be pregnant, are pregnant, are planning to get pregnant or are breast-feeding.
  • If you are following a specific diet, such as one that's low-sugar or low-sodium.
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