8 Things You Should Never Do Before a Doctor’s Appointment
Don’t forget about water
Before meeting the doctor for a check-up, it’s usually a good idea to drink lots of water. Hydrating yourself will help you obtain the most accurate results in terms of blood pressure and pulse readings.
On the other hand, if you’re dehydrated, even mildly, when you are having the blood work or urine test, the doctor will not be able to see any abnormal findings and assess your health condition properly.
Being well hydrated is a requisite for day to day life, not only before a doctor’s appointment, so make sure you drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water per day. More on water’s benefits in this post Is Water Good For Weight Loss? You Might Be Surprised.
Don’t stay hungry all day long
You undoubtedly want to impress your doctor with your best health, but this doesn’t mean you have to tweak your eating habits. It’s important to be upfront and tell your doctor the truth about your lifestyle and diet, so that he can evaluate your health status properly.
One other thing: changing your diet close to your medical visit won’t matter that much. If you want to improve your cholesterol or blood sugar levels, consider long term changes.