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Why is it hard to convince some people to do what doctors tell them?
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
In brief: Denial, inconvenienc
Most medical advice will suggest the patient change lifestyle, eating habits, exercise habits, spend money, suffer inconvenience.
Most involve delayed gratification - if you do this you will feel better in the future. It is easiest when the suffering is obvious - e.g. Not too hard to get an arthritis patient to take anti-pain medications. Compliance is a major issue for most.

In brief: Denial, inconvenienc
Most medical advice will suggest the patient change lifestyle, eating habits, exercise habits, spend money, suffer inconvenience.
Most involve delayed gratification - if you do this you will feel better in the future. It is easiest when the suffering is obvious - e.g. Not too hard to get an arthritis patient to take anti-pain medications. Compliance is a major issue for most.
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