Is an annual medical checkup worth it? Why Bother With Annual Visits to Physicians?

Why Bother With Annual Visits to Physicians
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Is an annual medical checkup worth it?

Why Bother With An Annual Medical Check Up?

Most of us have been brainwashed into regularly seeing a physician since birth. We have been programmed by our parents, Hollywood, and the media into believing that regularly seeing a physician promotes good health. Nothing could be further from the truth.

The question everyone should be asking is simple. Why bother with physicians when you are not sick? Does the annual visit to your doctor actually benefit you at little or no cost? Alternatively, are physicians really only interested in doing stuff that they can charge for regardless of whether or not it would benefit their patients?

When we are at the doctor's office, an awful lot of us end up wasting our time. We generally end up waiting for the doctor to make their grand appearance. We end up talking to their assistants about stuff that we really are tired of talking about. We spend a lot of our time updating their files regarding our quote unquote medical history.

Then when the magical moment finally arrives, often our concerns are glibly ignored. We are subjected to their latest sales pitch for medical services that we are not remotely interested in. Often we end up with a prescription for something that we never requested.

All you are really doing is giving your doctor a window of opportunity into talking you into getting some vaccination or perhaps a more expensive cancer screening procedure, such as a flexible sigmoidoscopy for colorectal cancer. Just try to give your highly educated physician a lecture on the benefits of supplementing with vitamin D or on the evils of vaccinations and see what happens.

Does A Yearly Medical Check Up Improve Your Health?

Patient Empowerment

Have you ever wondered who is working for whom? Are we there just to financially benefit the doctor? Or, is the doctor supposed to be working for us? According to the patient empowerment movement, the patient is in charge of their healthcare decisions. Perhaps, the public routinely goes to their physician far too often? Why are you going to see your physician, anyway, when you are not remotely interested in what they have to offer?

I distinctly remember one time a doctor actually had the nerve to ask me why I was there for an annual checkup, as if to mock me. Does getting your height, weight, blood pressure, and pulse rate measured really do all that much for you? The more that I think about it, the more that I realize that that obnoxious doctor was right. ONLY sick people should be visiting their doctor. Physicians prefer to work on sick people. Visit your doctor only when you are not sure about how to recover from your current health condition.

Patients are supposed to get certain diagnostic tests, at certain ages according to some lofty Standards of Care that have been established by conventional medicine. Why is that? Could it be because the physician basically wants to be protected from lawsuits from their patients? Does that make you feel any better about your health future? You should always be asking, whether these suggested diagnostic tests really will help you. You are supposed to receive certain vaccinations at certain ages. Nevertheless, is renewing that tetanus booster shot really going to do all that much for you, or will it simply just be another assault upon your brain bringing you closer to Alzheimer's disease? In most cases, diagnostic tests and vaccinations come with their own set of health risks.

When I was a small child, my mother always self-doctored me. I have absolutely no memory of ever going to see a doctor when I was sick as a child. Just about the only time that I ever went to see a doctor was to get some required vaccination. Yet, I have managed to survive long enough to become a healthy senior citizen despite all the medical treatment that I have received over the years.

 

In conclusion, the Natural Health Perspective finds that in the final analysis our good health is directly dependent upon our lifestyle. Working on your diet every day of your life is what is keeping you well. Making sure that you are physically active works wonders. Always maintaining a positive self-image and a positive outlook on life despite of all the crazy stuff going on in the world around you is the hard part.

The Natural Health Perspective recommends that unless you feel comfortable chatting with your doctor about the benefits of natural health, visits to your doctor should be reserved for emergencies only, which would generally mean the emergency room of a hospital. What is the point of having a regular doctor anyway, when every time that you end up in a hospital; a doctor sees you for the very first time.



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