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Old 04-05-2013, 12:51 PM  
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Health Conspiracy

I figured that I would post this here since there's a lot of conspiracy fans knocking about.

So a year ago I go in for a routine physical and the first thing that they find is high blood pressure. BP has never been an issue for me as I'm usually 120/80. This test had me at 145/95.

I had gained a couple of pounds so I figured it wasn't impossible. So I set off on a bunch of lifestyle changes. I lost 50 lbs (I'm what I weighed when I was 19), got down to 15% body fat and I'm in the best shape of my life. Even better then my time in the military.

During the last year or so I've had a home BP monitor that I check every couple of days and my BP has remained high even with all of the other improvements.

Earlier this week I went in for another physical and it was an old nurse who did an old fashion BP check and she put me at 110/60. I told her what I was usually seeing at home and she strapped on their automated BP checker and it said 140/80. She manually checked my left arm and it was 110/60. She took me to a different machine and it said 145/90. She mentioned it to the doctor and he said the machines are more accurate and said she shouldn't be checking manually. Later in the meeting he recommended BP medication.

My MIL is a nurse so I had her manually check me yesterday and I was 110/65.

Step 1 - fire that doctor.
Step 3 - Profit.

The other issues that probably doesn't mean anything is cholesterol. A year ago I was 230 in total cholesterol and after getting it tested on my own a couple of weeks ago I was at 170. This would make sense with all of the weight loss except that I lost that weight be eliminating "heart healthy grains" and eating a high fat diet.

Is it possible that doctors are rigging the system to push more drugs?
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Old 04-07-2013, 12:18 AM   #46
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Old 04-07-2013, 12:18 AM   #47
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Further reinforcing my point. You assume that the field is archaic and inefficient based upon what? The heft of the reading list?

Perhaps that suggests (unsurprisingly lost on you) that there are fields of considerable more depth, complexity, difficulty and intellectual nuance than becoming a medical doctor.
Well, what is it?
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Old 04-07-2013, 12:19 AM   #48
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All of the above.

And not being a fat, nasty redneck.
So do you tell your classmates at medical school that you're so cool and popular that you spend your Saturday nights arguing with fat nasty rednecks on the internet?

I guess everybody's lining up to be you, right?
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Old 04-07-2013, 12:22 AM   #49
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So do you tell your classmates at medical school that you're so cool and popular that you spend your Saturday nights arguing with fat nasty rednecks on the internet?

I guess everybody's lining up to be you, right?
Wait, are we stupid? I just want to confirm one before moving on.
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Old 04-07-2013, 12:24 AM   #50
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Wait, are we stupid? .
Well/ You did figure out how to turn off your rep
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Old 04-07-2013, 12:26 AM   #51
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Wait, are we stupid? I just want to confirm one before moving on.
You know the best part of showing everybody what a **** you are? You do all work.
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Old 04-07-2013, 12:27 AM   #52
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Here's a serious question for you. You just seem.... vile. Maladjusted, hateful, pompous, awful - I mean, if you have a single redeeming characteristic, you certainly haven't demonstrated it here. So why the **** would you want to be a healer? I mean, is it just the money? Golf in the afternoons? Are you a serial killer, and want medical training to hone your skills? I guess that would make sense. But seriously, you, a doctor?

You might want to rethink things.
I would put good money on him being in a psychiatric hospital somewhere telling everyone who would listen he's a real MD.
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Old 04-07-2013, 12:28 AM   #53
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I would put good money on him being in a psychiatric hospital somewhere telling everyone who would listen he's a real MD.
You mean like Christopher Lloyd in the Dream Team?
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Old 04-07-2013, 12:30 AM   #54
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You mean like Christopher Lloyd in the Dream Team?
That's exactly the image I get when I think of ole head trauma.
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Old 04-07-2013, 12:34 AM   #55
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You know the best part of showing everybody what a **** you are? You do all work.
Meaning what? Does your post have any substance?
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Old 04-07-2013, 12:36 AM   #56
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Meaning what? Does your post have any substance?
It certainly has more than you do.
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Old 04-07-2013, 12:40 AM   #57
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It certainly has more than you do.
Yeah, that makes no sense
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Old 04-07-2013, 12:40 AM   #58
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Nope, it just suggests that you are trying to cram information by using books instead of alternative (and more efficient, as evidence has shown) learning methods.

Keep reading your books!
Yup. There are no other learning methods employed in the academy other than reading. No primary research, no free form discussion, Q&As, rhetorical analysis.

With each increasingly ignorant post you further cement the idea that one needn't be all that intelligent to enter the medical field.
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Yeah, that makes no sense
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Yup. There are no other learning methods employed in the academy other than reading. No primary research, no free form discussion, Q&As, rhetorical analysis.

With each increasingly ignorant post you further cement the idea that one needn't be all that intelligent to enter the medical field.
Yeah, if you had a century, you could legitimately employ those methods for 120 books.

You serious?
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