Every medication given should have a certain effect. Unfortunately, besides the desired effect (e.g. being free of pain), a variety of side-effects can occur (e.g. nausea, fatigue) that may even lead to a cancellation of a therapy.
Doctors prescribe medication for many conditions. While all medications are tested intensively before being allowed for treatment, undesired side effects can never be fully ruled out. These side effects can be totally unspecific, but they may show on certain organs/organ systems. A doctor or a pharmacist will be able to advise on expected side effects of a medication.
Tiredness or fatigues are generic symptoms. Organ-related side effects can include: Itching, rashes, blisters, hair-loss of the skin, osteomalacia of the bones, liver- and kidney dysfunction, blood formation disorders, nausea, vomiting, ulcers of the gastrointestinal tract, to name just a few examples. Medication side-effects can show in different ways and in different organs. ACE inhibitors can cause non-productive cough. Asthma medication (Beta-2-Agonists) can cause palpitations of the heart and tachycardia. Cytostatic drugs (e.g. chemotherapeutics) or blood-thinning medications (anticoagulants) can cause hair-loss.
If a patient observes effects on him other than the desired ones, they should contact their doctor. The doctor can evaluate if it is a medication side-effect, how severe it is, and if the patient should continue to use the prescribed medication or if the therapy should be amended.
Several years of work in academia, medical practice and finally commercialization make it possible to provide an end-to-end process to help users to “find the appropriate medical help based on their present symptoms”. Below you will find a short explanation, showing you which part of the platform will help you best in finding the appropriate medical support.
Proceed as follows to enter your current symptoms.
Click on the appropriate body part on the picture. Select one/multiple symptoms corresponding to your complaint.
You can also add symptoms by typing your medical complaint in the search box and selecting the best matching suggestion.
Note: Your information will be kept anonymously.
Once you have selected all applicable symptoms, click the “analyze disease pattern”-button.
Accordingly, you will get a list of possible diseases and matching doctor categories who can further help you.
You can inform yourself about the possible diseases by reading the related information. But you can also return to the previous step and add more symptoms or delete already added ones to further narrow down your disease pattern.
Click on the desired doctor category to find a doctor who can help you.
If you are logged in with your profile, you will be displayed the appropriate doctors in your area. Otherwise you can enter an address in the “address” field and you will be displayed a doctor’s list around that specified address.
You will receive further information about the displayed doctors when you press on “details”.
Online bookable doctors in your area will be indicated with the notation “Book appointment” or “Book externally”, additionally they will be displayed on top of the list for your convenience.
Click on “Book appointment” to start the online appointment booking process with the desired doctor.
Please select an available appointment. “Green“ appointments are booked directly. “Red“ appointments need to be confirmed by the doctor.
Enter your general personal and health information.
Enter your present medical symptoms.
Enter your mobile phone number to identify yourself and you can finalize the appointment booking.
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