Doctors - What We're Up Against
40% of the U.S. population has thyroid problems. Few of them will ever feel really well again because doctors don't believe in the one medicine that will help. Patient well-being is neither here nor there. Doctors claim it's about science, but in fact, their position has absolutely no basis in science. Zero, zip nada.
Another area of medical malfeasance is prescribing statin drugs for women. The studies leading to FDA approval of statin drugs excluded women, so women get to be guinea pigs. And the evidence is bad. Now the fact is, while statins actually do next to nothing for anybody, they cause staggering side effects. But they do no good at all for women-all side effects and no benefits. And still the prescriptions flow like Niagara.
I wish these two things exhausted my list of examples, but they don't. Not by a long shot. Prescription drugs kill more than 1200 people each month in The United States alone. And that number keeps growing.
Dr. Russel Blaylock, M.D., board-certified neurologist, says "I've spent my adult life listening to doctors and engaging in private conversations with them. This insider's view has given me knowledge of how doctors think. Many of you would be surprised by their closely held feelings and their shortsighted views about their patients and about medical practice in general. This is not to say that doctors are always cold-hearted simpletons-even though a disturbingly large number are and the number is increasing."
Dr. Blaylock goes on to praise those doctors who are "truly care about their patients and want them to get better, and who save many lives each year."
He continues by saying people with chronic conditions don't get that kind of doctor.
And every hypopituitary patient, every diabetic, every hormonally challenged patient I know shouts "Right on, Dr. Blaylock!" because that's exactly where we are-with uncaring doctors who would rather fit in well at the club than make a difference in patients' lives.
Dr. Blaylock goes on to say that a one-pay system-that is, socialized medicine-will make everything much worse. Amen to that, too, Dr. Blaylock. Look at England.
My previous post, "Doomed," has a possible answer to at least part of this mess. From the title, you can probably guess I'm not holding my breath.
So, if the doctors won't help us, we have to help ourselves. And that's what I'm here for-to help people with endocrine problems learn what they can do to help themselves.
Just don't give up hope.
God is good,
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P.S. Bette Dowdell is not a doctor, nor does she purport to be She's a patient who's been studying and successfully handling her own endocrine problems for more than 30 years. She offers introductory teleseminars and an in-depth 12-month subscription program, "Moving to Health" about living well with endocrine issues. She explains how things work-or don't, discusses what things to avoid as well as the things that help, and she provides a lot of well-researched nutritional information. Subscribe to her free e-zine at Information is power.