There are those who really believe that medical doctors are working hard to prevent chronic disease. In order to figure out the extent to which that is true, you have to consider the medical system and it’s mission. Many characterize the medical system as more of a sick care system than a healthcare system.
Medical doctors seem to favor replacing body parts as opposed engaging in practices that prevent disease or assist the body in healing without Chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery.
The medical system is incentivized to render these very expensive services which provides treatment. But prevention is not part of the equation and would be counterproductive to the goal of maximizing income for all those involved.
In fact, doctors get little or no training in the prevention of chronic disease. That’s primarily because prevention really is not the mission. What they do get is lots of training on the prescribing of pharmaceutical drugs and surgery.
With all the specialists and specialties, the tab runs up quickly and when it comes to a chronic disease, the treatment goes on until the patient dies. The truth is, patients with a chronic disease usually get worse over time and their quality of life also declines until they die.
For the record, pharmaceutical drugs can only treat disease, not cure disease because the target is the symptoms presented, not the root cause of the problem. So body organs are treated with no consideration of the body whole. Body organs do not operate in isolation but as part of a complete system.
It’s also critical to understand that side effects associated with the use of prescribed drugs can have short time and long term effects that is often the genesis of the next diseases. The patient finds himself in an inescapable maze of health issues.
Human health is inconsistent with chemicals. To substantiate that assertion, lets consider some very popular medications and the health problems they have been linked to.
Aspirin – While aspirin is said to help prevent clot-related strokes, it carries the risk of creating bleeding strokes, ulsers and Gastrointestinal bleeding. Even the FDA reversed its position on daily use of aspirin if you haven’t had a heart attack.
Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) – There are some minor issues that tend to be temporary but for some are significant
Joint and Muscle Pain
Nervousness and Agitation
Long term use can cause sexual problems in men and women. It can also lead to emotional problems like bipolar and depression.
Proton Pump Inhibitors – Recent research now suggests that acid-blocking drugs (PPIs) are associated with:
Blood Thinners – Blood clots can impede blood flow to the heart, lungs, or brain. Blood thinners can cause a heart attack or a stroke. Possible side effects are:
Menstrual Bleeding (excessive)
Coughing up blood
Blood in the urine
Blood in bowel movements
Psychotropic Drugs – Let me just point out that most of the mass killings that I am aware in America seems to always be linked to the use and or misuse of this type of drug. The other important note is getting off these drugs coal turkey is often a recipe for disaster.
Calcium Channel Blockers – prescribed widely (in African Americans) and others to a lesser degree in the treatment of Coronary artery disease, hypertension, high blood pressure, chest pain, cardiac arrhythmias, and other disorders
Nsaids -(non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) available over the counter usually taken for pain. Because of the easy availability and the temporary relief they produce, the long term harm possible is overwhelming and scary. Many have to take these nasids daily, sometimes multiple times a day, just to get through a work day.
Ibuprofen is a generic name most people have heard of. What they may not have heard is the potential damage to body organs such as:
I could go on but hopefully you see the potential dangers to human health. Dare I say it, natural pain relievers are safer with virtually no side effects.
Cholesterol Lowering Drugs – Statins are the most prescribed drug and among the most profitable drugs used today. It’s really sad how uninformed the general public is on cholesterol. Here is a link that can educate you
We I hope you know more about chronic disease than when you arrived here