Actress Lara Dutta has expressed concerns about the rise of self-proclaimed health experts on social media and the internet, stating that it sets an unsettling precedent. The actress emphasized the importance of consulting professionals in matters of health who have invested time and energy in research and possess a deep understanding of the subject.
Speaking at the Media Roundtable on Empowering Menopause Conversations, Lara Dutta highlighted the challenges posed by the abundance of information available online. She noted that individuals have become like "Google, Instagram doctors," exposed to a constant barrage of information. Lara cautioned against relying solely on online advice, pointing out that personalized experiences and needs may vary, and what works for one person may not necessarily work for another.
Acknowledging the vast amount of health-related content available online, Lara stressed the significance of consulting experts who have dedicated themselves to acquiring accurate and reliable information. In doing so, she encouraged a more thoughtful and discerning approach to health matters, advocating for professional guidance over self-diagnosis through internet searches.
(With Agency Inputs)