But the fact is that people quickly get used to medical care, and in our time it is especially dangerous. There is even a separate disease that arises from excessive therapy and surgery. It is called iatrogenia — that is, literally “a disease caused by a doctor.” Doctor’s oath “do No harm!”modern (or rather, conventional) medicine constantly violates, forcing patients without the urgent need for medication, examination and even surgery. The number of iatrogenic constantly increasing: currently, they occur in 20% of patients and account for 10% of in-hospital mortality!
For example, devices for diagnosis are not created in medical clinics, but in the workplace, and they are developed by biotechnologists, most often without medical education. But because diagnostic devices must undergo a medical examination! Unfortunately, it is not always held, because in the creation of such equipment invested a lot of money and business interests are put above health. The device is often approved without any expertise, and it begins to be used in medical practice, and its use is very expensive…
People quickly get used to medical care, but it is dangerous — can develop a disease called iatrogenia.
Doctors, and especially patients, do not take into account the possible consequences of the use of modern medical equipment and modern non-invasive (without penetration into organs or vessels) and invasive (with penetration) diagnostic methods. For example, ultrasound diagnostics, computed tomography, nuclear magnetic resonance are widely used among non-invasive methods. All these methods have a number of unconditional effects on the patient. For example, ultrasound diagnosis (ultrasound) adversely affects the immune system, inhibits the function of phagocytosis and mobility of immunocompetent cells, changes the structure of cell membranes (ie, there is a loss of receptors, surface antigens) and induces chromosomal abnormalities. Epidemiological studies indicate a possible negative impact of ultrasound on the fetus (this is useful to know women who like to “photograph” their child in different months of its intrauterine development). This study (ultrasound) also causes a decrease in average body weight and disrupts the function of the nervous system. Computed tomography, as well as other x-ray methods of diagnosis, provokes the development of delayed genetic and carcinogenic effects associated primarily with a violation of DNA replication (in the cell nucleus).
Recently, it became known that women after repeated fluorographic examinations have a 60 % increase in the incidence of breast cancer, and in children whose mothers were x-rayed during pregnancy, the risk of developing cancer and “premature aging syndrome”increases by half.
Nuclear magnetic resonance contributes to the violation of a number of enzyme reactions (eg, endocrine system) and the appearance of local currents, provoking deformation of excitation processes in the Central nervous system (self-regulation of the body), and the pathogenic effect of this phenomenon has not yet been studied.
Iatrogenicity of invasive methods of diagnosis and therapy (for example, endoscopic and arthroscopic) is much higher than non-invasive!
Of course, from all the above does not mean that the methods of diagnosis and therapy, which came into medicine thanks to scientific and technological progress, should not be improved and multiplied — it is impossible to stop the progress! We are talking about the abuse or excessive use of these methods of diagnosis and therapy for the profit of the medical institution.
It is impossible to stop the progress, but often there is an excessive use of the latest methods of diagnosis and therapy — to the detriment of the patient’s health and only for the profit of the medical institution.