Have you ever wondered what the most common reasons are for a family (primary care) doctor are in Canada?
I certainly have!
Chalk that up to my natural dietitian curiosity, but I’ve always been intrigued by patterns and statistics like this.
Which is why I’ve previously written pieces on similar topics, including:
I find content like this quite fascinating because it allows me to really understand what the most prevalent health concerns and curiosities are and to subsequently underline the role nutrition has, when suitable, in the management of these concerns.
With that said, let’s take a closer look at the top 10 reasons for a family doctor visit in Canada.
The Top 6 Reasons For Doctor’s Visits [As Reported By Doctors]
As per 2018 data out of Canadian Family Physician.
But with a small twist…
The article above actually provides a top 10 list, I’ve chosen the top five reasons for doctors visits that I’ve written content on with their rank out of /10 listed.
Why did I do this?
Simply because these conditions are most influenced by nutrition and supplementation of course.
#1/10 Upper Respiratory Tract Infection
#2/10 Hypertension [High Blood Pressure]
#10 Eczema [Dermatitis]
Nutrition has a role to play in those, click through to learn more!
Andy De Santis RD MPH