Mar 28, 2016 By Amit Ashbel |
When I feel ill, I take a trip to my doctor. At first, the doctor will run some tests to see if there is anything visible that can help indicate what treatment should be given.
(Disclaimer: the writer of this post is in no way or manner a medical doctor).
The Black Box approach
The doctor’s initial prognosis for a regularly healthy person is usually based on visible symptoms and information reported by the patient. A runny nose could indicate a simple cold. However, it can also indicate the flu, allergies, sinusitis, deviated septum and sometimes, it could even indicate pregnancy. If symptoms don’t persist or increase in severity, the doctor will maintain their prognosis and assign a standard treatment.</Read More>