Doctors constantly insist that we are now living longer than ever. This is just a clever and even tricky use of statistics. The point is that a significant reduction in mortality has indeed been achieved in the first five years of life ... and this reduction in mortality has been achieved mainly due to such an item as soap, and not due to the use of any complex pharmaceutical preparations. Life expectancy was also influenced by the fact that basic hygiene appeared, for example, various waste was no longer thrown out of windows, and the sewer system began to be used.
Medicine does not make any progress, but thanks to daily advertising, people who do not want to think, it develops that medicine has already won almost all diseases. In fact, modern medicine awakens the deceptive hope that all diseases can be eradicated with the help of medicines and operations. But more qualitative methods of treatment are not given attention. Medicine has been working experimentally for 150 years with little success. Today only 30% of diseases are treatable, but incurable. In addition, it is increasingly becoming known about various disorders due to the use of drugs, sometimes with a fatal outcome. As pharmacologists A. Lwoff and W. Klaus point out, about 25% of patients receiving treatment in hospitals suffer from the effects of medication. According to the findings of the German Congress of Physicians, medicines cause 6% of all fatal diseases, 25% of all organic diseases, 61% of all congenital malformations and 86% of stillbirths.
“Nothing new now, since the middle of the 20th century, in medicine, cardinal and revolutionary does not happen and therefore people return to the fact that it is necessary to use traditional methods. ”
Sergey Sudakov. Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Director of the Research Institute of Normal Physiology. P.K. Anokhin.
Help does not reach everyone, medicine covers the entire population only on paper. It is expensive, not everyone has insurance, there is not enough staff. And even if there are 10 times more of them, the population is still growing, and it takes a long time to train doctors, people become ineffective, as in other areas, because professionals often make mistakes with diagnoses ... That is, if we do not talk about the problems of the quality of education, salaries, etc. It is still far from personalized medicine, part of whose responsibilities could lie on intelligent systems built into the body, etc., which can at least track a large number of indicators in real time, because inspections once a year or even every six months are too few to reveal anything in time. Oh, yes, and do not forget about the growing distrust of science and other homeopathy. Even the technologies that are available do not work at full strength
Disease disease strife. People have always been sick in one way or another. But the number of fatal and serious illnesses is decreasing. If earlier many were massively infected with smallpox and plague and died before reaching old age, now this does not happen.
Medicine is making progress, and giant pharmaceutical companies do not allow these advances in medicine to "breathe deeply" and reach the end consumer in its available form for all (for example, the treatment of small cancers with sodium bicarbonate).
The same thing happens in the energy sector, where alternative energy methods are prohibited for the mass consumer in favor of oil, gas, coal, otherwise, cars on water would have been driving along the streets for a long time!
Everything is artificial becomes more expensive, a huge number of drugs are produced that duplicate each other at exorbitant prices in order to confuse the consumer. Some expensive procedures often do not cure, but cripple the sick, giving a ghostly hope of recovery and not giving them the right to get off their dependence on the commercial health care needle in order to voluntarily die (I'm talking about the right to death of hopelessly sick people, and there are a lot of them outrageously ).
Why, if modern medicine is making huge strides, 95% of the population is chronically ill according to the Global Burden of Disease Study, (The Lancet)?
because it (medicine) struggles by and large only with the consequences, and not with the causes of diseases, but it turns out that if the problem is not solved at its root, then it only progresses. For example, there are certain types of weeds that need to be uprooted. If you just pull out a stem, and the root remains in the ground, then not one, but several stems can go from this root. This is the case with medicine - as I said, it fights with the effect, not the cause.
The development of medicine is, almost first of all, the development of diagnostic methods, an increase in the number of analyzes and tests, the creation of unified systems for their reading and analytics. Currently, one of the main problems in medicine in general, physicians themselves call "overdiagnosis", i.e. the detection in a particular organism of a large number of disorders, which individually can be considered diseases at different stages, but in this individual in their combination do not lead to a significant decrease in the standard of living. Also, annually, new diseases are described that were not previously considered as such or are incorrectly attributed to the symptoms of other diseases previously known.
Dry statistics, thus, show that there are practically no absolutely healthy people, and everyone can be diagnosed for this or that disease by means of one or another of hundreds of analyzes or technical means. But this does not mean that each detected disorder is dangerous and requires separate treatment. Doctors themselves consider perediagnosis a means of extorting money from the patient and do not really approve of it (except for those, of course, who trade in it). In any case, those who should care less about these percentages are patients. You'd go crazy to explain to every conspiracy theorist, from whom the government is always hiding something, what purely technical statistics of internal administrative processes are. Objective statistics of really dangerous diseases are also available on the WHO website.
Many diseases were not previously established at all, now they are identified and kept in a less dangerous phase. Because of this, the average life expectancy in civilized countries increases.
The environment is getting worse, people's habits are changing - all this leads to an increase in chronic diseases.
Agree, previous generations were not so passive in the afternoon. Many of us sit in the office for hours without moving. There was not so much TV and people were more likely to be outdoors, hence the spread of vitamin D deficiency, etc.
The fact that people have chronic diseases is not a problem. It is highly likely that previously they simply could not be identified.
It is worth looking at life expectancy and quality of life.