It ain't medication either, it's crap, most of the junk has very low efficacy levels. Nobody would make you take junk knowing it would do you no good at all and in fact likely will only result in your growing drug account, would they? We eat the food that fuels the drug industry don't we? We are more productive to the bankers if we're sick and dependent, aren't we? We are consumers, if the medical establishment keeps you coming back to the dealers, then the entire program is a screaming bleeding success story, our continued poor health makes money.
I specifically chose high cholesterol and high blood pressure because those are generally not caused by improper diet or exercise regimens. As the body ages, it's ability to turn cholesterol into other hormones decreases. Blood pressure is a similar story. There are very few "home remedies" that can fix the physiological problems associated with aging cellular, tissues, and organ structures.
So what would happen if you were taken off your mild medication? As you age, diet and exercise will only get you so far, because as you age, the problem isn't originating from your diet or level of daily activity...
That's why seniors use so many medications. The functioning of their bodies is decreasing, that's life, senescence.
Happiness... absolutely nothing beats happiness for day to day good health and longevity. You can't put that in a pill.
Happiness is addictive, we are undereducated to its pitfalls, increasingly we see our children and elders falling victim to happiness. See your pusher, he will write you a prescription. If some one offers you happiness, just SAY NO, and report them to the crucifixtion police.
There is a disturbing article in the March '11 issue of Readers Digest. Over medication is one of the biggest health problems seniors have today and is a major reason many of them find themselves in hospital. To quote "In 2005 Canadian seniors age 60-69 took an average of 35 different prescribed medications a year, while those age 80 or older took an average of 74. And in 2008 approximately 62% of all elderly Canadians claimed to be taking more than five different types of drugs at once"........................scary sh*t to say the least. And you can't rely on your doctor to rectify it, but you should question him very carefully upon receiving a new prescription. Get all your prescriptions through one druggist and make sure he's aware of your entire regimen. Not only is this a major health problem, but just think what it's doing to seniors financially. Read the article on Page 63.
I almost totally agree with you Gerry. I would just change "brain dead seniors" to "seniors". You'll find as you age you can't help it.
Maybe these brain dead seniors should be taking a more active roll in their health care and start questioning their doctors and doing a little research on their own.
Not just seniors. Many health problems in old age( sorry JLM) are caused by not looking after your body when you are younger. Eating junk food contributes towards obesity, which in turn contributes to high blood pressure and diabetes. Add to that societies demand for instant fix to every problem and Big Pharma gets rich.
For the most part doctors have no clue about what happens when you mix drugs. They give you a pill so you can digest another pill. One of my aunts was on 11 different meds and when my wife looked them all up she found that several were not to be mixed and many had side effects worse than what they are supposed to cure. The end result was that we got her down to five pills.