A doctor can’t fix HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE with prescriptions. A doctor’s prescription can FORCE the body’s blood vessels to (temporarily) relax reducing blood pressure. A doctor can FORCE the body to (temporarily) excrete more bodily fluids reducing blood pressure. …BUT THE UNDERLYING CAUSE OF HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE REMAINS UNFIXED…
A doctor can’t fix DEPRESSION with prescriptions. A doctor’s prescription can FORCE the body to (temporarily) alter levels of brain chemistries attempting to alter various levels of undesirable emotions. …BUT THE UNDERLYING CAUSE OF DEPRESSION REMAINS UNFIXED…
A doctor can’t fix HEART DISEASE with prescriptions. A doctor’s prescription can FORCE the body to (temporarily) make the heart beat slower to put less stress on the heart. A doctor’s prescription can FORCE the body to (temporarily) reduce blood pressure as mentioned above. A doctor’s prescription can provide (temporary) relief of symptoms like angina (chest pain without heart damage.) A doctor’s prescription can FORCE the body to (temporarily) make the heart contract more forcefully to help minimize abnormal heart rhythms. …BUT THE UNDERLYING CAUSE OF HEART DISEASE REMAINS UNFIXED…
A doctor can’t fix TYPE 2 DIABETES with prescriptions. A doctor’s prescription can FORCE the body to (temporarily) alter blood sugar levels through various physiological mechanisms. …BUT THE UNDERLYING CAUSE OF TYPE 2 DIABETES REMAINS UNFIXED…
A doctor can’t fix OBESITY with prescriptions. A doctor’s prescription can FORCE the body to (temporarily) suppress appetite. A doctor’s prescription combined with surgical intervention can FORCE the body to (temporarily) reduce the quantity of food consumable by using lap bands or removing a portion of the stomach. …BUT THE UNDERLYING CAUSE OF OBESITY REMAINS UNFIXED…
…AND THE LIST OF “UNFIXED” CONDITIONS GOES ON…
How often are we told that FORCING “things” in life is a good approach to “fixing” them? If something doesn’t fit, hammer it into place until it does fit. Does this usually achieve a good end result?
Yet, we believe “FORCING” our bodies to achieve (at best) TEMPORARILY CHANGES is a logical approach to addressing chronic health problems.
We want to believe that doctors are trained to “fix” us, and therefore, comply with their prescription recommendations (if the cost falls within our allowable budgets.) We don’t even give it a second thought whether their recommendations are really “FIXING” US or not. We simply want to hear, “you’re lab numbers are great; keep up the good work! We CHOOSE to equate this statement with, “I’M HEALTHY” even though: MOST OF US DON’T REALIZE HOW UNHEALTHY WE TRULY ARE!
If we can’t trust our licensed professional doctors, who can we rely on for our health care concerns? Emotionally, it is too painful to consider our traditional doctors do not necessarily have our best interests at heart (all the time!) Are we so naive to believe that every doctor and pharmacist chooses their profession out of laudable intent and the kindness to help all those in need? The U.S. health care system is a FOR PROFIT BUSINESS. Is there ANY “for profit” business that doesn’t place the HEALTH and WELFARE of their business FIRST? What makes you think the corporations the doctors work for (and answer to) are any different?
If you truly believe your doctor helps you “FIX” your health problems, at what point does he or she recommend you stop your medications. After all, if something is “fixed” you shouldn’t need medication, right?
The next step is up to you. As a physician, I can assure you that health doesn’t magically improve as you AGE without taking CONTROL of your life. If you choose to take more and more medications as you age (in place of making the necessary lifestyle changes needed to ACHIEVE GOOD HEALTH,) your doctor will (silently) thank you. Your CHRONIC HEALTH CONDITIONS requiring ongoing blood evaluations to MONITOR (not FIX) the level of compromised health will provide your doctor a sustained source of income to improve the HEALTH of his or her financial portfolio.
IS THIS THE LEVEL OF HEALTH CARE YOU’RE ACCEPTING?
DO YOU THINK MAYBE IT’S TIME TO RE-EVALUATE YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR PRIMARY PROVIDER?