Doctors are not suited to treat people

From my 23 years of having doctors wrongly diagnose and treat me, I’ve come to the conclusion that doctors don’t know nearly enough to mess with the human body. This all became so so clear when I took bioengineering in college, when all the engineers in my class, including myself, noticed how impractical and non-technical medicine is. I’ll use two brief examples to illustrate this point.

If you’ve read any of the other articles about myself in this health section, you’ll know not a single medical treatment I’ve had worked. In fact, the treatments backfired and made my condition so bad that I haven’t left the house in 5 months.
The first example I always refer to is how doctors always ignore the inch-deep dents in both sides of my chest. Now, anyone who’s ever been hit in the chest and got the wind knocked out of them know its really hard to breath when something presses hard against your chest. Even if you just wear something really tight, you’ll get the same effect. For the same reason, I believe the dents in my chest is the cause of my severe asthma. I mean, come on! My lungs are missing a quarter of their volume! The doctors however, having spent 7 years in med school with their heads buried in books, obviously don’t live in the real world like the rest of us.

To me, the human body and the health that goes with is a physical problem (hence doctors being called physicians) and practical problem. But how many doctors actually experience what the patients experience aside from the common cold and such? For problems as severe as mine, I doubt few if any doctors could come close to understanding the situation because it’d be nearly impossible for someone with my condition to get through med school. Asking doctors to go through the same medical conditions is impossible, but they should at least be athletes to be physically in touch with their…physiology. Also, instead of being bookworms they need to be practical. The body, is, after all, just an object. A lot of the basic physics apply to it.

Here’s my second example. Doctors could never figure out why I react so drastically to weather changes, like temperature and pressure. I guess med school left out basic physics and chemistry because they only had 7 years to teach them stuff. Basic HIGH SCHOOL physics, when things get hot, they expand! Ever heard of microwavable popcorn? You heat it, it expands! When things get cold, they contract. That’s why if you have bad insulation, cold air leaks in during the winter. The windows contracted so that it’s much smaller than the place for it in the wall…but if you’re not a doctor you’d already know that. Because bones are hard and your organs soft, the organs expand or contract a lot more than the bones. This happens to everyone, but the dents in my chest means there’s less space in my chest cavity. When it gets hot, my organs expand more than the space that’s available in my chest. Pretty simple concept.

For us engineers, we look for the most obvious and simple reason why something happened. Also, ingenuity is very important as you can get very far with very little if you just use a little creativity. A lot of it is though practical experience, like you won’t really know all the fundamentals that goes into a basketball shot or a baseball swing until you’ve tried it. But once you do, it becomes so obvious and simple.

Doctors, however, rely more on their books and what other doctors have done before. The question is, when was the last time a doctor try to discover the human body on their own. The books give them preconceptions so they’ll just look down the narrow pigeonhole which they were pointed. They never get the chance to look beyond that, to reality, and see the infinite possiblities and simple solutions out there. There were so much medical progress in the 1800’s and early 1900’s when doctors were actually scientists and creatively explored the body…cures for polio and smallpox and flu vaccinations and whatnot were developed. What’s been the lastest cure for a major disease? Yeah, I can’t think of one either…and there’s so many more doctors working with much more technology at their disposal. Hmm…

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