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Do Filipinos tend to be hypochondriacs?


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My wife is, if I get a cold hers is worse. She had a cold last year and she wanted to go in the hospital in an ambulance.

I refused the ambulance and took her to the emergency entrance, they did chest xrays and other needless test and diagnosed the a common cold. I was a bit concerned as she is asthmatic.

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On 11/26/2021 at 12:29 AM, Old55 said:

Do Filipinos tend to be hypochondriacs or is my wife's family "special"?

It all depends on understanding the definition of a hypochondriac:

hy·po·chon·dri·ac
/ˌhīpəˈkändrēˌak/
noun
plural noun: hypochondriacs
  1. a person who is abnormally anxious about their health.
     
    When I took my (Filipina) wife to a sinus surgeon, he was overly impressed with how well she has adapted to living with severe sinus problems without overly complaining (or in other words, she was never "abnormally anxious about [her] health."

 

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On 11/27/2021 at 10:17 AM, Snowy79 said:

Of three girls I know including a nurse they all believe you catch the flu from rain not a virus. 

How can anybody call that girl a nurse, I hope she never treats me, she has spent useless years  to become nothing.

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6 hours ago, sonjack2847 said:

How can anybody call that girl a nurse

If you think that nurse is wrong, do not allow yourself to be admitted to an Asian hospital.  Their basic belief is that "Cold and flu are common illness that is found in rainy season and this is usually due to fluctuation in the temperature."

Thus rain = cold and flu click here for link.

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4 hours ago, Dave Hounddriver said:

If you think that nurse is wrong, do not allow you to be admitted to an Asian hospital.  Their basic belief is that "Cold and flu are common illness that is found in rainy season and this is usually due to fluctuation in the temperature."

Thus rain = cold and flu click here for link.

Wife bangs on about the rain, and Filipinos hate the rain. Now I know, thanks for sharing.

Umbrella anyone. :umbrella_80_anim_gif:

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Me too...... My well educated and intelligent wife is absolutly convinced rain causes common cold and flu. 

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2 hours ago, hk blues said:

To be fair, getting wet can lower our body temperature making us more prone to colds and the flu.

And they take a cold shower, does that not count?:56da64b375223_36_1_581: 

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1 hour ago, jimeve said:

And they take a cold shower, does that not count?:56da64b375223_36_1_581: 

Hopefully not fully dressed though!

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8 hours ago, hk blues said:

Hopefully not fully dressed though!

Having watched a few filipinas showering :whistling:  .  .  . you may be surprised.

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