Who is a good Doctor .one who simply prescribe medicines or one who says change

@Manoj_s (939)
India
May 18, 2007 11:37pm CST
Most of the diseases to day are life style diseases .whom do you think a good doctor one who just prescribe medicines or one who tell them and indicate what are the wrong life styles they are having ,whether eating habbits,sleeping habbits,mental pressure and correcting them instead of drugs or medications......?
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
19 May 07
I am always of the opinion that a doctor's job is not just to prescribe medicines, but to advice a patient as to what one needs to do to stay healthy and avoid the problems in future. I think most doctors these days restrict themselves to prescribing medicines and make quick bucks. This is partly due to the pressure exerted on them by the hospitals who are themselves hungry for quick bucks. I think a doctor who prescribes lifestyle change is better than one who prescribes medicines. Cheers! Ram
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@Manoj_s (939)
• India
19 May 07
Hi ram i absolutely agree with thnaks for the comment.one of the faults of the mediacl system is that it has become buisines oriented .now since the medicine lobby has share holders it is the duty of the pharmcutical companies to increase the income for its share holder and they have ot pressurise the doctors for prescribiing more medicines .if all the people change their life style how their profeestion and businesss is going to survive.it is a matter of survival for them.
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@Manoj_s (939)
• India
20 May 07
could you show me the website or article from where you get it .in my area there is a magazine which is against writing against the atrocities of medical field .so it will be a help for me and for them
@rakhii (1302)
• India
19 May 07
The answer to this is ofcourse the blend of the two...... as we know neither the medicines nor the lifestyle change alone can help you at the specific time n in future. Medicines provide u the instant relief.....but dey don hav life.....disease vil recur. Lifestyle change is better option,......but it needs time 2 show effects.... So the best doctor is d one who gives the perfect balance of the two. I would like to note a point here.....4 ur knowledge n 4 oder ppl visiting dis discussion......: Doctors dese days r prescribing antibiotics 4 each n every single problem......which is leading to resistance amongst the pathogens....this is the reason why the number of diseases are increasing and the their cure becoming difficult.....Please be vigilant in what doctors prescribe you and why are they prescribing you a particular antibiotic....
@Manoj_s (939)
• India
19 May 07
Other notable thing is that todays fast life means people dont have time to eat at correct times ,they eat when they are not hungry ,they dont eat those healthy things,they dont sleep at time .you can feel the difference if you dont slleep oneday these people sleep less it affects lot of there mental state it adds to stress, strain ,tension,etc .if the mental state is the reason for your B.P.and heartdisese.prescribing medicine for the body how it is going to affect the mind .that meand treatment shoul goes to the mind.doctors are not at all doing this they all under the pharmacutical companies.what ever they suggest they prescribe that to the patient poor patient suffers .doctor take away all the accolodes and money and the share market of the co increases.
@rakhii (1302)
• India
19 May 07
truly said manoj.......doctors are ignoring public health to make their own money..............but it doesnt apply to all the doctors......isnt it....???
• India
19 May 07
Certainly a good doctor must know the history of the person and then prescribe the medicine based on this
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@Manoj_s (939)
• India
19 May 07
most of the diseases today are lifestyle diseases and mind plays and important part in it.for eg patients with lot of tension stresss will sure ly have B.P coz mental tension means lot of nervousness means the pressure supply of blood will be lot there heart will beat faster .the doctor prescribes medicine s for body but the stress and tension still remains which is the cause of the disease
@mtdewgurl74 (18122)
• United States
20 May 07
I would rather go to a doctor that will tell me to change because why take a bunch of meds you don't really need that harms your body if you don't really need to if you just change your bad habits and try to correct them. Some people put to much value on the pills/meds they take. Take my mom for example she is diabetic,high blood pressure. But if she just stopped eating the things she knows is bad for her and her sugar like not eating and drinking regular pop and candy like she does and eat healthier she would be able to control her sugar way better and possibly without pills same for the blood pressure if she wouldn't eat things that that heightens it and take better care of herself she wouldn't need the pills.
@Manoj_s (939)
• India
20 May 07
cheers to you especially to your mom .convey my appreciation to her.if people all over the world change their mentality to wards those foods that is hazardous for health .you dont have to depend upon any body for health matters .in fact you can easily handle your own health problem.so people dont take advantage of your weakness. you may learn more about self healing. www.drbass.com
@mtdewgurl74 (18122)
• United States
24 May 07
If some people didn't rely on pills to help them then they wouldn't be so unhealthy I have read that most pills cause just as much problems as it tries to fix. might lower your blood pressure but it also cause about ten other symptoms. So I am all for the health kick to make your bodies healthy and you will be healthy and if all else fails maybe use a herbal supplemt instead of the harsse pills doctors prescribe.
• United States
20 May 07
I think that a healthy balance is best. What the patient does with the knowledge is their business but the doctor should make them aware.
@Manoj_s (939)
• India
20 May 07
thanks for the comment that is exactly what we say the doctors should make them aware but they are not doing that.
@skbadhan (881)
• India
19 May 07
i am agree to you that most of the diseases are due to changed lifestyle. i think just prescribing medicines is not a doctors job i think as medicine can only cure the disease for a short period .instead along with prescribing medicine doctor should giude the patients about how not to get troubled by same disease again in future.our mental state si more important if we are mentaly strong then its added advantage to be get cured soon.
@Manoj_s (939)
• India
19 May 07
i am keep saying to every one participating in discussion mind is the problem in todays diseases .if mind is good not disease is going to affect .if one persons business comes down suddenly he will fell mentally this will affect his digestion .every mood of the mind affects our body if mind is happy no stress ,tension ,means no bp or diabetics first give treatment for mind.also certain medication has got lot of side effects due to which our other organs will also get damaged.