The reasons why Google is not a doctor:- The internet is an indispensable resource in the daily life of contemporary society. The tool is used to study, work, book travel, pay bills, shop, entertain and a host of other functions. Therefore, it is natural that it is also applied in health care.
The survey has been conducted to know how many people indulge on the internet to find the cause for their symptoms. Or to seek help from Google to relieve themselves from the so-called diseases.
The result was astonishing as it shows that 1/4th of the population follows this trend.
These data make it clear that we have a new doctor at home, DOCTOR GOOGLE. This is what they call it, and there is more than clear evidence that little by little the search for symptoms and health problems gains ground on the internet.
According to data collected, the most conducted health searches in recent years begin with how to avoid gas, anxiety or hair loss. At first glance, it may seem that finding a useful solution to avoid gases on the internet saves us from a visit to the doctor and our money.
But what happens when we start to see the possible causes. And consider that there may be more serious things behind a few simple one’s gases? Because of this, the term Cyberchondria has appeared, which is nothing more than a type of hypochondria. That has appeared in recent years due to the increase in self-diagnoses in the network.
Patients arrive at the consultations concerned since they
have self-diagnosed thanks to the internet. It makes the doctor’s task
On the other hand, we have the opposite case, patients who, after attending the medical visit, consult the diagnosis given to them on the internet. This in itself, if you do not pay attention, is not a problem, but stop to think.
You, who is a medical student, who spend years training to be a health specialist. To be the person that people trust for the problems that concern them most. But people are now consulting in Google search because they don’t end up trusting you.
Why we seek help from Google?
As soon as we feel something, we rush to open Google and
type in the symptoms that we are experiencing. We then compare those symptoms
and look for the treatment. We even self medicate based on the search results.
There are several reasons that explain this behavior.
Many people have become accustomed to doing online research
to solve all kinds of problems or simply to get better information on various
subjects. With such practicality, there is no reason why it should not be done
2. Anxiety factor
some people tend to worry more easily and therefore search the internet to identify the severity of a problem. The concern is often not necessarily the resulting limitations.
A simple headache that hinders the daily life, for example. But fear that the problem represents something more serious, such as a tumor. Under these circumstances, online research can be a way to quickly dismiss this concern.
3. Difficulty of care
Everyone knows that in public health services, appointments or even a simple exam can take months. Even in health plans, there are not uncommon complaints from users about the difficulty of making appointments within a reasonable time.
Another very common problem is when the person finally gets an appointment. He or she comes across with a hasty, cold medical care that does not even give rise to doubts. Often the doctor barely looks at the patient. Attempting to escape these unpleasant experiences also makes Dr. Google much in demand.
4. Fear of False Treatment
The news of false Treatment and death due to the negligence of medical professionals is common nowadays. Often we hear that some doctors prescribed the wrong medicine, and the patient becomes the victim of side effects which can be fatal.
The trust between patient and doctor, therefore, has been deteriorating. Because of which people are more trusting Dr. Google than the real Doctor.
5. Difficulty in accessing the Health Care Service
Most of the modern health care services are concentrated in the cities. For those who are residing in the rural part of the country have to depend on the local health service.
Which we know are not updated and upgraded. Whereas, the internet today has become such a service that even rural people have access to. So instead of traveling to cities for health services. They choose to ask Google for the treatment.
Dr. Google is becoming famous because people want to increase their empowerment. That means to understand information better and to become more independent in questions of their health.
They want to find informational support for health risks and diseases in general and tips for a healthier lifestyle. They want to seek personal exchange with others who are going through the same feeling as they are.
Risks when consulting Dr. Google
Type Google and search for toothache. In about 10-15 seconds, no less than 500000 pages will be displayed on the topic. So where to find reliable information in this gigantic world.of information.
It would be difficult for the one who has never tried to solve or understand more about a health problem over the internet. But beware: just as quickly as Dr. Google answers your questions. You can put your health and that of your family members at risk.
Watch here a video about Doctor Vs Google, an embedded version of Youtube’s original video.
You may be led to think you have a serious illness when the
problem is just a virus. Or the other
way around: it researches the symptoms and concludes that it is nothing
serious. Ignoring something that may be more serious than it seems.
One of the major risks of Googling for health and illness is self-diagnosis and medication. Many get carried away by solutions published on the Internet to save money or because they find the procedure easy.
But they do not know how to treat complications. They think they can use a homemade recipe to treat their symptoms. And end up with serious complications. The other risks can be:
1. Conclude that you have a disease
You search from your symptoms and are already convinced in the first texts, which point to a certain health problem. It does not take into account that there are similar symptoms for different diseases.
Already looking for the desperate doctor, thinking that the disease is fatal, when the case may be a simple virus.
2. Misinterpret exams
You take the result of an imaging or lab report, and instead
of going to the doctor, go to Google first.
Exams have medical terms that a layman can hardly interpret. By relying on what you read on the internet,
you may be misled.
3. Get confused and change treatment
When it comes to a health problem, you go to Google to ask a
question. And on your change the way you take your medicine, add another
medication or stick to a workaround. You
are at great risk of compromising your entire treatment or even worsening your
4. Ignore a serious illness
You type in your symptoms and you’re done, here comes a
website with reassuring content showing it’s a simple virus, no need to go to
the doctor. You simply trust that,
ignoring the possibility that you may have something serious that only a doctor
Faced with a health problem that you think is silly, simple, you seek the solution on the internet. A little dust here, an anti-inflammatory there and that are it: problem solved.
In addition to self-diagnosis, you will be taking a medicine on your own. It can have serious consequences for your body and even complicate your problem.
6. Follow alternative treatment
Instead of going to the doctor, you go to Google to search
for a problem. See several people
praising a homemade recipe. The risk is
that you adhere to treatment without the slightest scientific evidence and stop
taking the medicine right for you right away.
7. Your privacy may be invaded
In addition to panicking for nothing when visiting Dr. Google, you may end up sharing personal health information that is collected by third parties. Some companies track this data to sell it.
Thus, other companies may create custom commercials, such as drug advertisements that exactly match the symptoms searched. When we search for health information online, frequently visited sites include codes. associated with third parties, such as advertisers.
Records of page visits about sleep apnea, depression or addiction treatment can be resold.
Such information is as sensitive as that contained in your health records and medical history.
However, there is still not enough legal oversight to regulate how this data should be shared, preserved or used. For now, deciding who has access to them is up to the user.
How to know which websites to trust to get information
about your health?
Many consult about their symptoms and self-diagnose diseases. Others seek how to treat their ailments. Doctors complain that today patients arrive being over-informed and question everything.
But what worries them most is the misinformation. Because many of the sites consulted by people concerned about health issues are not reliable or unbiased sources.
Sometimes the advice they give not only does not heal but can make a problem worse or create unnecessary panic or worry. Here are some tips on how to get reliable information.
1. Search Engine
The first thing to understand is how internet search engines work. Once you type causes of dizziness, you’ll be presented with more than 500000 search results.
The websites regarding your search may manipulate some of the searches so you can find the information they want you to see. When choosing the source of information, it is not necessary to assume.
That the options that appear higher in the answers of the search engine are the best or the correct ones. So keep clicking, because many times the most popular options are not the best.
2. Symptom checker
Some sites offer checkers or symptom examiners, where one can list what is happening and ask for a diagnosis.
However, experts advise against using them. This can lead many people to believe they have something serious. Or if you have something serious, the opposite could happen.
3. Evidence for information
The most important is to make sure that the advice they give you is based on verifiable evidence. So you avoid falling prey to false information. Another tip is to find out who funds the site you are reading.
At the moment there is no law on conflicts of interest that forces companies to warn when they are providing information that is a form of promotion.
Many sites have an institutional section that tells the origin of that page. See if it was created by a pharmacist or any group with interests that could bias the information provided.
4. Be specific
Be as specific as you can with your search, to better focus the answers. For example, instead of typing only a headache, you can type a headache on the left side only.
So the answers could be more specific. Or if you were diagnosed with a disease and want to know more about your problem. A good idea is to include, in addition to the name of the disease, the country you are in, to focus your search there.
5. The forums
Many times when you have concerns about a disease, you can find answers – and containment – inpatient or parent forums. It can be very useful to be part of one of these groups when one (or someone close) suffers from a disease.
Because it allows you to be informed of the latest advances on the subject. Many people find great support from others who suffer the same. The problem, however, is that these sites find it difficult to find financing.
So many up accepting money from the pharmaceutical industry, even if they don’t admit it. Use more than one source of information, in addition to the experience of other patients and the advice of your doctor before making a decision.
6. How old is the piece?
Developments in the medical world are happening at lightning
speed. Treatments that were brand new two years ago may now be outdated. The
more recent the information you find, the greater the chance that it is fully
7. Does the site you visit contain sponsored content?
If a pharmaceutical company pays for advertising, there is a
good chance that the accompanying text is very positive about their products.
The distinction between advertising and objective information is sometimes
difficult to grasp at a glance.
8. Do other websites say the same?
Always compare the information you find with information on other
sites. The more sources tell the same story, the greater the chance that it is
9. Intended for whom
Note for whom the information is intended. Is the
information useful for patients or is the information intended for specialists?
That’s a big difference.
10. Does it forward to Doctor?
Is it always forwarded to a doctor? Websites must always
state that people should also see a doctor if they have a guiding text (healing
methods) on the site.
11. Privacy statement
There must always be a privacy statement on the sites.
Otherwise, they are not reliable.
12. Online medicine
Do not order medicines online that you would normally need a
doctor’s prescription for.
Certain Evidence to say that Google can’t be your real
When you search on Google for the review of your favorite movie. It gives you the information as to how the movie has done by showing the box office collection. The bit you may have noticed that different sites listed by Google show different figures.
When you search for the detailed biography of your favorite
celebrity. Google within a few seconds will display results. Click on several sites, you’ll notice that date of birth of your celebrity is different in
When inquiring about such minor things that cannot affect your life, you have seen that Google doesn’t show the fact. Then how can you be sure that when you Google on your health information.
It is not doing the same thing and showing you the variety of results that can be right. And that can be wrong at the same time.
Proof No. 1 – Google is not a doctor
Type in Is eye twitching a sign that’s it. Then you’ll see how Google will automatically show or rather suggest stroke, pregnancy, anxiety, stress, etc. To fill up. A person who is searching for the cause of eye twitching is a layman.
He will probably not know the medical reason behind eye twitching. To know the cause, he is seeking the help of Google. But instead, Google is making him confused by automatically displaying stroke, pregnancy, etc. How can a person know by himself what to search for?
Instead of helping him, Google is settling confusion, panic,
and fear into the person. This is certainly the evidence for you not to
blindfolded trust in Dr. Google. Keep your eyes and mind open and be alert.
Proof No. 2 – That shows Google is not a doctor
One of the proof is the experience that I have had. My friend suddenly develops severe pain on the right side of her stomach. So obviously we Google by typing pain at the right side of the stomach.
Google shows appendicitis immediately. It also shows that the surgery may be needed. We dodged to the hospital and consult Real Doctor. As it turned out, it was nothing but a case of Gastric.
The panic and fear that we’ve been through cannot be
explained. So before completely trusting in Google and giving the place for
unnecessary anxiety and fear. The right thing to do is to consult your real
Proof no. 3 – That shows Google is not a doctor
One of the American Nurse in the Anonymous Nurse Column has suggested not to use Dr. Google to diagnose your symptoms. Anonymous Nurse is the column that is written by the nurses working in the American Health care system.
They write an article in the column with the topic they are concerned with. Or with which they are facing the problems. In such a column, one of the nurses has suggested not to Google your symptoms and diagnose the disease on your own.
She had shared her experience saying how a woman due to excessive fatigue she had experienced Google her symptom. She then reached to the page suggesting the symptoms of Brain tumor.
The patient was so much convinced that she went to the hospital and did all the unnecessary expensive tests disregarding the advice of the doctor. However, as it turned out, her results shown that she was just suffering from Anaemia.
Proof no. 4 – That shows Google is not a doctor
According to CBC News, the research that was conducted has found out that it could be dangerous. And sometimes even life-threatening habit to search for your symptoms in Google search.
Apart from these evident risks, Google may be using your private data for their purpose. Amira Ghenai, a computer scientist at the University of Waterloo experimented her Ph.D. thesis. She made a list of questions and gave it for a survey.
One of the questions asked was Does Cinnamon treat Diabetes? The participants were then asked to search on Google. The answers left them more confused rather than getting accurate information.
Proof no. 5 – That shows Google is not a doctor
Google is just an artificial search engine which tasks is to make the job of people easier. You have to consider that after all it’s not human and it doesn’t consist human mind capable of logical thinking.
For example, you can ask any question or type any words in the Google search engine. For example, say Does dog bark help in diabetes? Google will immediately show results containing the words Dog, Bark, Help, Diabetes.
The moral of the story is Google doesn’t have the logical thinking that we possess. It displays results with the help of words that you have typed. The sites that contain the words you have typed are displayed with a few seconds. So you think how can you trust your life in Google.
Proof no.6 – That shows Google is not a doctor
You may have noticed or not, but as you search for something in Google search engine. The results it displays usually contradict one another. This same fact has been mentioned in the site www.npr.org by one of the Google users.
As his wife is pregnant, he asked Google whether his wife can eat eggs or not. Google shows multiple results and the results contradict one another. One website says it’s fine to eat boiled and well-cooked eggs.
Eating raw and undercooked eggs can harm the health of the mother. As it causes salmonella infection which can harm the baby as well. Another website says that eating raw or undercooked eggs have no harm. And salmonella also doesn’t cause harm to the baby but it may cause harm to the mother.
Proof no. 7 – That shows Google is not a doctor
Cyberchondria- you may have heard this term often now. Several contemporary studies have shown that health searches can increase health anxiety.
This phenomenon is called cyberchondria. It is not yet clear whether cyberchondria is just a modern manifestation of hypochondria (unfounded health concerns). Or perhaps a separate disorder with its specificities.
According to cognitive-behavioral therapy, an increase in health anxiety generally occurs when the harmful beliefs about a person’s health are activated. Examples of such beliefs are It is very easy to get sick, Every symptom is a sign of a serious illness, etc.
The amount of information on the internet is very large and increasing every day. Users may feel overwhelmed by the amount of this information and may find it difficult to evaluate their quality.
The quality of health information on the Internet is very diverse. Much of the information is written in very professional terminology that can be misinterpreted by the user.
As many as 50% of internet users say that the information
they find has influenced their health decision. And as many say that they can
trust almost any information they find there.
Proof no. 8 – That shows Google is not a doctor
The Internet has been very vast, and no strict prohibitions or laws have been made regarding what, who, how to publish any articles. Usually, any people can open websites, write articles, post them online, share their experience.
Health topics and information published are also the same. There are health information and facts that are written or verified by experts. But there are also that is shared by patients who have gone through illness.
There are articles posted by those who don’t have any knowledge regarding the subject. So one has to stay away from contents found on websites of unknown organizations.
Or, unsigned texts, and those signed by laypeople (e.g., a person who has personally experienced disease and offers advice to others). One should also stay far from Contents that very firmly represent only one side of the story. And those which offer a superfast solution or cure for all.
Proof no. 9 – That shows Google is not a doctor
When we say Google can’t be trusted, it’s not always right. There are trusted websites that are created by experts giving authentic information to its readers. These websites are focused on helping their readers so they are not commercialized. This becomes a problem for Google.
As the sites are non-commercial, such websites become invisible for the readers. As a result, the creator of the websites has to close the sites permanently. It can be said as the side effect of Google changing rules and becoming commercial.
To support this, one of the examples is closing if the website named Vakciny.net. It was the site created by vaccination expert Marek Petráš in the Czech Republic. It gave all the information regarding vaccination, it’s side effects, contraindications.
They gain information regarding measles, mumps and influenza vaccine. But from January 1, 2020, the website is disconnected due to a massive outflow of readers. The owner of the website said that it happened because of a change in Google’s search algorithm.
The change occurred in August last year and then in fall. As a result, this non-commercial site has become invisible to the readers. In the beginning, the site was visited by 40000 to 80000 readers per day. Due to the hidden outflow of the readers, the site was finally closed.
So, this is one of the proofs that Google is more commercialized day by day. Such sites that receive advertisements are top rated. No matter whether the information and data on such sites are genuine or not.
Proof no.10 – That shows Google is not a doctor
We all know that medicine is one of the faculty which is considered to be the most difficult to study and be perfect. It takes about 5-6 years for a student to be an MBBS graduate. And then to study Master and further a few more years to be the specialist.
The students have to be strict disciplinarians to be a skilled professional who can treat patients and give them new life. Apart from their hard labor, one of the things that we often tend to forget is that there is a specialist. I mean the ENT doctor can only treat patients with ear, nose and throat illness.
There is a gynecologist who specializes in women’s health care. A gynecologist can’t treat patients who have to complain in his throat right.
So when we visit different doctors and specialists regarding the pain and discomfort we are feeling in different parts of our body. He can we go to one Dr. Google for all types of illness.
The faculty takes several years of labor from a student to make them skilled and perfectly professional. How can Google be that professional in a few days?
Even such professionals with several years of experience make
the mistake sometimes. We call it human error. We forget that Google is the
product of the same human intelligence. Can we guarantee that Google which is
man-made cannot make mistakes and errors?
If doctors and medical personnel conduct errors, we complain
and they make every effort to correct the error. But when Dr. Google make that
error, where we can complain and what effort can Dr. Google.make to correct
In Nepal, relatives of patients break the property of
hospitals and ask for compensation. Something to satisfy after the loss of a
loved one. If such an error is conducted by Dr. Google, can we do the same?
Proof no. 11 – That shows Google is not a doctor
One of the projects was conducted in the USA between real
doctors and Google symptom checkers. Doctors’ diagnosis was 72% correct and
symptom checker diagnosis was 34% correct. This shows that neither the symptom
checker, blogger, Google doctor can beat the years of education that medical
personnel has acquired.
Similarly, disease reaction in patients differs from person to person. One person feels pain moderately while the other person may feel the same degree of pain severely. Drugs prescribed for the same disease also vary from one person to another.
One person’s body may react successfully to in drug while the other person may develop an anaphylactic reaction to the same drug for the same disease. For these, doctors conduct the tests in patients and then only prescribe them the medicine.
How can Dr. Google differentiate which person needs what medicine? For example, for an eye infection, when you ask Dr. Google, it will list several eye drops, dosage, and antibiotics. How can you know which one to is suitable for you? Then you again narrow the search by typing your symptoms.
Then also Dr. Google will list multiple therapies like drops and antibiotics. Some eye infections can be so mild that home therapy with hot water compression becomes sufficient. While some can be so severe that you may need to invest oral antibiotics.
How can you consult Dr. Google to differentiate which therapy you follow? Accept it or not, but Google is just the virtual world which is far away from reality.
Proof no.12 – That shows Google is not a doctor
Another proof that you can’t rely on Dr. Google is the publication of fake news and miraculous cure about chronic illness. In 2016, one such news came along which received 1.4 million shares that year only.
It said that dandelion cures cancer. Such news can still be seen on Google to date. The issue is such that news has been shared without confirming whether research has been conducted or not. And whether the news is 100 percent correct or not.
Many people even started consuming dandelion after hearing this news. But they have only disappointment in their hands. This confirms that anyone can post the news on Google, without legit proof and evidence. And people also follow such news and even practically apply them in their life.
Another example of such a solution that is provided by our doctor Google is on the topic of how to get pregnant. There are numerous sites which emphasize on considering menstrual cycle, diet, consulting gynecologist.
But it is also True that there are also sites which some bizarre solution to the problem. Such as raising the legs and hips after sex so that sperm can enter into the uterus via the vagina.
This solution that they give is completely false as there is no relation to the position and pregnancy. Vagina and cervix have been naturally adopted to provide the way to the sperm.
There are reliable sites that give true information but
there are also fake sites that can give fake information.
Proof no. 13 – That shows Google is not a doctor
To diagnose if you have a certain disease or not. To diagnose if you are suffering from any kind of illness. Doctors first examine you, your blood pressure, temperature, pulse.
Then he examines you with his stethoscope. If necessary, the doctor then will suggest some tests to carry out then give you medicine. This is overall the process that takes place that everyone knows.
So how can anyone trust the doctor who prescribed you medicine without examining you? Can anyone be reassured with such advice and prescription? When one comes in contact with the doctor, much more information is exchanged.
This way doctor will not only evaluate the patient physically. But he will be able to evaluate the psychological condition of the patient. He may notice such things that the patient hasn’t even considered yet.
For diagnosis, one also needs to consider the medical history, family history of the patient. Google or the internet hasn’t been evolved yet to consider all these factors of the patient.
Proof no.14 – That shows Google is not a doctor
Google shows search results that are tailored to you as a user, for example, based on your location or websites that you have visited before.
Some people are concerned that users are mainly confirmed by their ideas; end up in a so-called filter bubble. That seems to be better than expected. In practice, most Google users get roughly the same search results.
Proof no. 15 – That shows Google is not a doctor
A website can give a clear description of symptoms, but it
never replaces the know-how of the doctor. This is mainly due to the assessment
of the problem. For example, the symptoms of a heart attack and indigestion may
resemble each other. There’s no surety except for visiting a doctor.
Also, you were at the doctor’s and you received the correct diagnosis and medication. But you want to know more. You especially want to find extra information from people who have the same problem.
You look for patient sites and surf for what others have done. It can be relieved to hear that you are not the only one, that you recognize problems or concerns.
Contact with fellow sufferers can be ideal for exchanging information and experiences. But you cannot forget that everybody can react in a different way.
Proof no. 16 – That shows Google is not a doctor
You may have noticed that while surfing the websites displayed by google, your screen gets covered by some advertisements. Usually, these advertisements are related to the contents you are searching for.
So when you surf any health-related websites, you get the advertisement related to those issues. Usually, when you look for medicine, or solution to certain illnesses or say tips to reduce weight.
You will receive the advertisement related to weight reducing pills, certain products saying like original bee honey. They also say you can order online and save this much and that much.
Moreover, some sites even ask for your name, email Id. And from the next day onwards, your email will be filled with all kinds of messages to order this and get something in free.
But you should know that only the doctor knows which
medication is needed, the pharmacy ensures quality control and gives advice.
Beware of sites that sell this medication freely. They cannot be trusted.
Apparently, 60% of the products are just counterfeit!
Proof no. 17 – That shows Google is not a doctor
In the past, information on medical topics came from encyclopedias or medical books. Today, with the widespread use of the Internet, it is easier than ever to get the information you want for any condition.
What many seem to be unaware of, however, is that most of the time the results of such searches are incorrect and invalid. The imaginary patient is constantly on the lookout for cyberspace, looking for symptoms with symptoms that coincide with his own.
At times it can be reassured, but at other times it raises even more concerns. He is suspicious and often even questions his doctor when he finally reaches the one who did not recommend the treatment or tests he found on the Internet.
many symptoms can indicate either minor or very serious health problems. But because we are not doctors and we cannot know what category we belong to. We should not under any circumstances because someone took this medicine and saw results, so we can.
Here’s the saying we were told by kids, So if I jump out the window, will you jump too?
In the past, when there was no Internet, we used to call our doctor, tell him our symptoms. And when he judged the severity of our condition he called his doctor for a more extensive examination.
Even if we think that even physicians themselves often consult their colleagues on special occasions to make sure they are diagnosed. How do you deliver such an important process on the Internet?
Even the coolest person will bend when he or she reads that his or her symptoms may be signs of cancer. After that, the visits to the doctors will surely increase due to the psychosomatic traits you are experiencing and the anxiety will panic!
Never look for symptoms on various medical sites. Manage any health issues that may arise and visit your family doctor – he is the only one responsible for advising you. Otherwise, get ready for a crisis … panic …
Proof no. 18 – That shows Google is not a doctor
Getting health information is not only limited to getting information about the disease, but people are learning to do surgery and delivery by watching videos.
Like the videos of a film song and cooking recipe, you can easily find videos of surgery as well. Seeing the video and doing surgery is very objectionable.
Even doctors who have been involved in surgery many times don’t think of doing surgery. As they don’t have the expertise in it. If you cannot make tea properly for the first time then how will you do the surgery.
Many couples want surgery instead of normal delivery. They
say that they are scared to see the pain of normal delivery. Those people come after reading the
compilation and get scared.
Learning of information beforehand and gaining too much
information than needed has set the panic and fear in the mindset of people.
Some even tend to teach doctors who have spent years to gain knowledge.
When certain medication is prescribed to the patients, they immediately take out their phones or tablets. Then seek what the medicine does. For example, if they see that medicine has been categorized as antidepressants.
They immediately think their mental health is being doubted. Either they without consulting doctors stop to take the medicine. They will directly go to the doctor to ask his credibility.
But they forget that medicine has multipurpose. It is made not only to treat one disease or symptom. But it can also cure other symptoms and illnesses.
Proof no. 19 – Google is not a doctor
There is much information for some magic medicine for weight loss, but so far no such discovery has been made. But on the internet, it is being claimed that such a magic drug has been discovered which can reduce one-kilo weight daily without exercise and diet.
This claim is being made through the emotional story of a doctor of the prestigious institute All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS).
It is being said that the 33-year-old brother of the doctor died of a heart attack due to obesity, after that the doctor devoted his entire life to this discovery.
According to this story, the doctor’s name is Ramesh
Bhargava, who is a professor in the Bioengineering department of AIIMS. This
fake article with a fictional emotional story of AIIMS doctor is sponsored by
the marketing of a company. This company
sells obesity medicine. This article is
being spread on the Internet through a blog.
The AIIMS doctor, whose story has been fabricated in the article going viral has no existence. There is no doctor named Ramesh Bhargava in AIIMS. The man is shown in the doctor’s dress in the photo used in the article is a model that is seen in the doctor’s dress. He has appeared in numerous advertisements and has its photos on the photo website Shutterstock.
Apart from this, it is being claimed that Ramesh Bhargava is
a professor in the Bioengineering department of AIIMS, whereas there is no
Bioengineering department in AIIMS. It
is not possible that if a person is a professor in AIIMS, he will mispronounce
the name of his department.
In fact, there are other anonymous sites that Google displays that give the same news. However, the name of the doctor varies. In one article, his name is written as Dr. Siddharth Kumail, while in another article his name is written as Dr. Rahul Mongia.
In all these articles, people are being directly or indirectly motivated to buy obesity medicine, which is being called Garcinia Cambogia. All these websites, articles and advertisements take you to a website buynutralyfe.com where you are asked to buy and pay for the medicine.
Garcinia Cambogia is the botanical name of a plant that belongs to the family Clusiaceae. Its fruit is small pumpkin-shaped, which contains many phytochemicals, including hydroxycitric acid.
According to some studies, the hydroxycitric acid found in this fruit has some properties to reduce obesity. However, studies also say that it can cause some serious side effects including liver toxicity.
This shows how much Google and Web can be irresponsible.
Such commercial agencies can easily use this platform for the fulfillment of
their motive. There’s no one to confirm that the articles that are
published can always be true. And that people can blindly trust whatever comes
in the net.
Remember that the final word is always from the doctor. It is true that, for many people, it is not easy to get care in the public network.
And, not infrequently, the care of professionals in private services leaves something to be desired. But reaching conclusions based on the internet can be as risky as not seeking care. In the end, common sense still holds.