In general, more Americans are heading to the worldwide web to get their health questions answered and to diagnose the symptoms they are experiencing. Have you visited a website recently to get health information?
More Nevadans Get Health Information From The Internet
According to a recent study by RegisteredNursing.org, the question: “What is RSV?” receives the most searches on the internet. Furthermore, Las Vegans ask the question, “What are the most common allergy symptoms?” The Google search data for this study is from February 2022 through February 2023.
Obviously, as we all age, we tend to have more questions about our overall physical health. Moreover, many people have questions about diet and which types of exercise are best for us. Even our mental health is a major concern for many. However, before we head to the doctor’s office, we are picking up our smart phones or opening our laptops and asking these questions on internet search engines. Well, it is a heck of a lot cheaper than heading to the doctor’s office or to urgent care to access that health information.
More Americans Are Self-Diagnosing
As a matter of fact, the study also shows that more of us are self-diagnosing. Symptoms that we are experiencing are being researched on the web quite often. I know I am guilty of that. In addition, I know my wife looks up a health question almost daily. It is actually a behavior she is trying to curb because it just scares the heck out of her. In effect, many of those health websites will tell you that you could be suffering from illnesses as simple as the common cold. Or you may have a form of cancer. Yikes! It is practically impossible to correctly self-diagnose your symptoms. That is why doctors and nurses perform tests that can help determine your illness.
With all that in mind, here’s a list of the Top 8 health-related questions in the U.S.A. between February 2022 and February 2023 based on Google search data. Have you searched any of these items recently?