Re: Too many pillsFeb 19th, 2011
Excuse the repetition - my computer had a couple of brain dead minutes.
It's simple, treat the symptom is the choice method in our system. There is a reason for that. A patient wants relief that correcting the lifestyle long term view isn't going to provide for years. Sure everyone should be perfect but, sadly, all the rest of you "people", , aren't. So what do you do? Sit and watch people deteriorate or treat the symptom and tell them to make the lifestyle changes they need to and deal with the root of the problem over the long term?
I know I would try and ease your suffering first.
Everyone knows they need to eat better than they are, get more exercise than they do but people also have a life that has demands on time, different capacities for both diet and exercise. Hardly makes them brain dead.
Now add to all of that, a doctor who is bombarded with sales reps from drug companies who push drugs like you wouldn't believe. If I offered to take you and your family to a sunny resort in South America, all expenses paid, just to spend one or two afternoons showing you the new drugs and research my company has been doing so that you will prescribe my product to your patients whom they will help with symptoms, would you take them up on it? Maybe not all would but certainly enough do.
So good luck with changing that and while your at it, just tell all the people int he third world to stop fighting, and grow their own food so that things get better for them.