“For example, some supplements like garlic, ginger and ginko are blood thinners and can cause excessive bleeding during surgeries. It’s important for the doctor to know everything the patients are taking so they can make appropriate recommendations,” says Dr. Sharona Dayan, DDS, DMSc.
The Remedy Rx: “Prior to your appointment, you should write down all your medications (including dosages) and over the counter supplements so you have that handy for the doctor. Also, it is a good idea to have the doctor’s office send you the health questionnaires so that you can fill them out at home where you have access to all the information and aren’t rushing to get it all done quickly. This will save you time and it will take out the element of guesswork,” says Dayan.
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