The doctors have a joke saying that there are no healthy people, there are just those who have not been examined enough. Thus, the need to promote new products forces pharmaceutical companies towards a “sudden” discovery of imaginative diseases.
The British Medical Journal has estimated that the number of pseudo-diseases is more than 200. They often include the changes caused by natural aging. The most interesting thing is that the “diseases” are targeted at the wealthy young people, who want to stay young and prevent problems in adulthood.
Conditions in the USA
Most diseases are invented in America. The popular medical serials about the life of doctors and nurses display the harsh reality of the USA: a school psychologist can diagnose a mental illness, if the child does not do his homework and is too active running around during the breaks. The syndrome of hyperactivity is diagnosed most often, with the prescription of tranquilizers and stimulants. Moreover, anti-depressants are taken by every other American, living an “active life”.
Women Suffering from Cellulite
The most popular imaginative disease is cellulite. In fact, fibrous inflammation of the subcutaneous tissue is rare. All the other symptoms including stagnation in the circulation of lymph, blood, and the uneven fat deposits are not cellulite, in fact. However, cosmetic companies and scientists offer new ways of getting rid of the “orange peel”.
According to physicians, osteochondrosis is considered an age norm, but drug companies are trying to include it in the list of dangerous diseases.
Doctors all over the world talk about the danger of uncontrolled use of antibiotics. The massive interest in such drugs leads to the spread of bacterial resistance. Unfortunately, in many cases, patients are prescribed expensive antibiotics. It happens due to the increased sales and in order to obtain more profit. But most often people take antibiotics individually, without their doctor’s prescription, and on the smallest pretext. When the infections are imaginative, these drugs just overload the gastrointestinal tract affecting kidneys and liver.
Every day we come across germs: they live on the hands, in the intestines, in our mouth. Antibacterial soap, shower gel, and napkins, which are offered in advertisements, will not reduce the number of bacteria on our hands, if compared with the usual soap. In addition, if the conventional flora is cleaned, the pathogens will be able to multiply in countless numbers.
The latest trend is genetic express-tests. The creators promise to reveal a predisposition to various diseases, but the Australian researchers have already proved their uselessness in comparison with the already known causes. The risk factors like smoking, lack of exercise, age, hypertension and the family’s medical history traditionally serve as more significant foretellers, as the scientists from the University of Queensland Center for Clinical Research believe. According to them, numerous investigations have revealed a large number of genes associated with the development of diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. However, predisposition and the increased risk of one of these genes are negligible.
Genetic information does not increase the chance and the ability to predict the already existing and yet unknown risk factors. Therefore, the scientists say that lifestyle and genetic markers do not equally predict the risk of disease.
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