Monday, June 9, 2014

Can You Cure Yourself With Social Media?

In today’s age, virtually anything and everything can be found online. Whether shopping or looking for advice, anyone with a working Internet connection is a few seconds away from more answers than they even have time to read. With so many results, however, it can be hard to know who to trust, when to listen to them, and who’s just blowing keyword smoke in order to get better traffic. 

In order to find the best available online results, one of the easiest tricks is to simply ask your friends. Through social media. With tens to hundreds of trusted individuals at your fingertips, opting for the “ask first via Facebook” method can give you more answers faster. 

While this won’t cure each and every one of your medical issues – nor provide medically approved advice – it does offer a simple and quick way to filter out the excess spam. And since you’re hearing from those whom you know and trust, you can be sure the results are solid ones. 

How to Poll Online

The next time you hear about a new at-home cure or feel a unique pain coming on, take to the computer. Here you can provide as much information as you feel comfortable sharing, and then ask others for their advice. Those who have already dealt with a specific symptom will be able to share their rendition, while some might just have heard about a good or bad reaction to a similar method. Essentially, it’s online reviews among friends. 

However, even when polling your most trusted individuals, it’s always a good idea to talk with your doctor. Ask he or she about what treatments will best help your specific needs, and if there might be any adverse effects.

To make the most of your at-home treatments, consider the help of your social media friends. It’s a quick and proven way to poll opinions without spending hours of research time.