Many people avoid mentioning their unhealthy habits (such as smoking, eating takeaways every day or drinking lots of beer) to their doctors because they don't want their GPs to judge or lecture them. Here are two reasons why this is a mistake.
1. Doctors need to know about their patients' bad habits in order to make the right medical decisions
To make the right medical decisions when treating their patients, doctors need their patients to be upfront with them about their lifestyles.