Monday, 18 August 2014

Modern Medicine: Can it solve our health problems?

There has been numerous advancements in medical field. Tons of money and resources have been put into research and development. Despite all efforts, there are several (most) diseases and conditions which are not curable. 

Let's take a look at few conditions listed below:

  1. Diabetes: Causes are usually lifestyle, genetics, sedentary lifestyle. Non curable, non reversible. almost all diabetics die of multiple complications.
  2. High blood pressure: Causes are higher salt intake, genetics, sedentary lifestyle, higher stress levels.  Non curable, non reversible.
  3. Psoriasis: Causes are genetics, autoimmune response of unknown origin. No cure, medications provide symptomatic relief and can at best slow the progression of the disease.
  4. Neurological disorders like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's: Causes unknown. No cure. Medication and treatment provide symptomatic relief and can at best slow the progression of the disease.
  5. Psychiatric Disorders: Causes are usually blamed on genetics with no concrete evidence. No cure. Patient can live a normal life (with some restrictions) with medications. Prolonged use of medicines makes human body resistance and often doses are increased. 
  6. AIDS: Caused by a virus, No cure non reversible. ART can help reduce the progression of the disease
Modern Medicine at best works like a "JUGAAD" meaning a make shift arrangement. 
If the most diseases's causes are unknown and most of them are non curable and non reversible, then what advancements we have made in medical science. It is deliberate or the modern medicine has gone fundamentally wrong somewhere. 

I am not sure but it definitely is a food for a thought.

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