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Healthcare the number one cause of death in USA
The Mentailty of Medicine
Becoming familiar with the mentality of medicine in the America early in life, at a very young age, I gained considerable first hand experience as to how the medical community really worked. My father worked in a hospital lab, and I would visit the lab often on the weekends when he had to work. So I saw first hand how hospitals operate. They revered physicians as being highly educated and informed, which - even at a young age - I really questioned this mentality. They did seem to know more about drugs than most health professionals.
But were very ignorant of the dangers presented to them by prescription drugs. Over 850,000 people die in the United States every year from medical mistakes. While 100,000 are drug related. Wow, Hey lets all run to the doctor and get drugs! While you might ask, What does medicine have to do with performance drugs? It dawned on my that the publics definition of medicine was much different that the one I had. My basic definition of medicine would be a substance that helps your body to heal it self. We know that most doctors would disagree. But I say health has very little to do with drugs.
Being a Packer fan, I remember a time when Favre was taking Perocet for his shoulder I think. He had a prescription for the drug from a doctor, Yes he was taking it everyday and he used it during the games. The pressure to perform, and the ease to acquire painkillers has made this an epidemic in the sports world as well as our society. Drugs are accepted in this society prescribed by a licensed physician. Most of the population in the USA have come to trust these drug pushers (doctors) as caring individuals when they are literally killing more people every year with their expert training ,methods and techniques of treating illness.
To me, this is the issue. Doctors are really miseducated in this country.They are not taught the important aspects of the human condition. For one nutrition. Most doctors have no training in nutrition. So if you are not aware of what the body needs to properly function, how could you help people maintain their health or treat their illnesses. They give them drugs to suppress their symptoms which have more contraindications than therapeutic value. Let me ask you this, If you knew that a substance would only suppress the symptoms of a patient but had more side effects than good effects . Would you give it to someone?
Did you know that I have never heard of a doctor flunking out of medical school. Thats because they do not flunk them They hold back the lowest seniors, they grade on a curve. They are taught that there are really no cures just treatments. This mentality obviously has proliferated through out the USA. People think it alright to take drugs if a doctor prescribed it. Mostly because they think the doctor knows what That being said most sports programs have a drug testing policy, but if you have a script for pain pills that is OK. You are being treated by a physician so its accepted. You can play if you are taking medication. Is this not performance enhancing? While the effects on playing under the influence haven't really been looked at to much. Certainly we all know that if we are in pain and we take take pain pills that our level of participation in an event would be greater. Does it not help you complete the task with out as much pain? Would you even have completed the task without drugs? I conclude that almost any drug that alters your perception ,kills pain, combats depression should be considered performance enhancing.