Is it worth doing annual preventative examinations?
Doctors and patients are used to waiting annual reviews as a routine part of healthcare. However, many studies on the topic have not been identified any significant advantages of getting annual health check-ups. So, a rebellion has arisen against the tradition of periodic medical examinations. Even the General Internal Medicine Society advises GPs to avoid such “routine general health screenings for people without symptoms.”
The examinations seem to make sense, but historically, medical practice includes all kinds of things that obviously made sense, such as hormone replacement therapy for menopause, until it was proven to increase it risk of breast cancer, blood clots, heart disease and stroke. Or, for example, when doctors killed babies through the so-called recommendation of “common sense” babies to sleep on their belly, while we all know now the rule “Sleep on the back to wake up first.” We must always press for evidence.
However, we all regularly check our cars. So why not examine our body as well? Well, unlike cars, our bodies have the ability to self-medicate. To find out if the benefits outweigh the harms, the researchers decide to check.
So what are the benefits and disadvantages of general preventative checkups for people? The conclusion is that the reviews are not related with a lower mortality rate, which means they are unrelated and with a longer life expectancy or a lower risk of death from heart disease, stroke or cancer.
So general preventative examinations can not to reduce the incidence rate or death rate, but they are increasing the number of new diagnoses. And the detrimental effects of research and follow-up treatments can outweigh any benefits.
Possible harms from examinations include excessive diagnoses, excessive treatment, stress or injury from invasive follow-up studies, stress due to false positives, mistaken belief because of false negative results, possible continuation of adverse symptoms in a healthy aspect because of negative research results, harmful psychological effects due to diagnoses and difficulties in obtaining insurance now that you’ve had some hidden disease, not to mention all the costs involved.
For example, diabetes. Wouldn’t it be great if we could detect diabetes at an earlier stage? Maybe not if we had the number 1 drug for diabetes at the time, Avandia, which is then withdrawn from the market because, instead of helping people, it seems to be killing people.
Side effects are now one of the leading causes of death. When it comes to lifestyle diseases such as type 2 diabetes, maybe we should focus instead on creating a healthier nutritional environment, like my new favorite organization, Balanced, which helps prevent the diabetes epidemic above all. How many times have you tried to inform someone for healthy eating, for evidence-based nutrition, just to come back and say: “No, no need to worry; the doctors tell me I’m fine.
I recently had a preventative checkup, everything is normal. ” Like when having normal cholesterol is good in a society where it is normal to die suddenly of a heart attack – the number one killer of men and women.
I mean, if you go to a holistic doctor for a checkup, who during the review will give you the tools, to prevent 80% of your chronic illness, this is one thing but given the way medicine is practiced today, no wonder, perhaps, why the history of routine checkups “Is associated with glorious failure.”
But the generation of well-established clinics they just don’t want to believe it. However, the policy must be evidence-based. Poor eating along with smoking cigarettes are the most common real cause of death; however, the nutritionists receive insufficient nutrition training. Worse still, nutrition training in medical schools seems to be is in decline, if you can believe it.
Reducing nutrition training among health professionals. So, the tips you get during the annual reviews, maybe will come from the last magazine your doctor read, tucked away in the waiting room. Screening opportunities should not be considered a form of “health education”, reads a medical journal. “Overweight people know their problem very well, and if we don’t have any means to help them, we just have to shut up.
” Well, if you really have nothing to say to help them, maybe you just have to shut up, especially those doctors who say that they have no idea what “healthy” eating means, although vegetables and nuts are a good start. Adding rosemary in diet may consider a good addition for brain. There are many Rosemary Benefits for Brain Function. I strongly advise everyone should do annual check-ups.
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