I think all of us at one time or another have visited our online doctor 'Dr Google' in an effort to diagnose our symptoms, whether it's a persistent headache or a frog in your throat that just wont budge...

It's something, that over time I have moved away from, mainly because 9 times out of 10 I came away with the immediate diagnosis that I was moments from death, which can be a bit draining to be honest.

There's a few sides to this, self/online diagnosis of course can work and be beneficial, it can help nip non-serious issues in the bud, thus reducing the amount of people at your local GP or even A&E. However, on the flip-side to that, some symptoms do need professional medical attention that unfortunately Dr Google cannot provide. 

Health apps are on the rise, technology has a huge part to play in patient care, but we need to be careful and self diagnosis should be approached with caution.