“Drug-induced illnesses are far more common than people, including doctors, would like to think. Elderly Americans suffer 9.6 million adverse drug reactions each year alone, although these symptoms show up in younger patients as well.” –Dr. Joseph Mercola
It is hard to accept that the medical world is often times not in our best interest, as acknowledging such a concept means you have to take your health into your own hands and start learning. It is a blessing in disguise, really, as we should never stop learning. I do realize I cannot say the entire medical world is trying to harm us; such a statement is simply ignorant and impossible for me to be entirely sure of. I can, however, offer you these facts to chew over. Then, you can decide for yourself.
Prescription drugs are responsible for over 100,000 deaths a year. Why is this? Often times, the very problem we start taking prescription drugs for is the very problem the prescription drugs cause. A simple scenario would be the alarming amounts of suicides committed while people are taking anti-depressants. Something less mentioned though, is the heart medicine ‘Inderal’ that continually causes heart failure and death while the FDA effortlessly looks the other way. Staying true to the nature of far too many prescription drugs, Inderal can cause the condition it was designed to treat –or was it? In fact, it can actually make your condition much worse.
Many have not heard of Inderal, which is ironic considering it is the number one drug responsible for deaths not from overdose, but from taking the amount suggested by your doctors and outlined by the FDA. On August 6th of this year, 8,764 people reported side effects from Inderal, side effects significant enough to cause concern. Of these 8,764 people, 106 died. There have already been 106 deaths from Inderal in 2013, roughly 13 deaths a month. There have already been 8,764 people who have suffered side effects from Inderal that were serious enough to cause concern in 2013; which is roughly 1,096 people a month. With four months left in 2013, the idea of these numbers rising is not at all far fetched. If you think those numbers sound too high, then realizing this next fact is truly upsetting: The FDA is only required to report a certain amount of cases of diseases and prescription drug deaths each year, and what is reported is typically the minimum amount required. So, the number of deaths from Inderal thus far may unfortunately be much, much higher.
How does this happen? Well, Inderal causes heart failure when not administered properly. That is to say, if a person is misdiagnosed and prescribed Inderal, their life is potentially in a great deal of jeopardy. Inderal slows down the heart, so if it is given to a person who does not have a heart condition, the idea of their heart slowing down and eventually stopping over time is a very real one. For example, and this is just an example, as I realize no two cases are entirely alike for any ailment. People with allergies in their bloodstream are susceptible to being improperly diagnosed with a heart condition and administered Inderal. This mistake is easily made because allergies in the bloodstream affect the walls of the heart, causing the valves to malfunction; meaning the root cause of the problem is not heart related, and taking heart medication such as Inderal is not only a “band aid” drug that fails to treat the problem, it is also so much worse considering it puts the patient’s life in danger. Too frequently, the sources of illnesses are not treated, but rather the symptoms are masked with an Rx pad. This may cause some temporary relief but does not heal a person, and in the topic of example, it actually makes the person’s health condition far worse than necessary.
Allergies in the bloodstream are healed by giving the patient proper nutrients to correct the allergies and normalize their valves, which gradually corrects the condition. Prescription drugs may be entirely unnecessary. I say may be, because it is a possibility and I am not entitled to speak on behalf of every patient with blood allergies. While this is merely an example of how life threatening prescription drugs can be, it represents the countless lives of misdiagnosed patients who did not have to die; and who probably would not have, had their body been addressed as a whole and thoroughly examined. If you receive a hasty diagnosis and are handed a prescription, it may be quite wise to hold off on popping the chemical filled pills until you find an intelligent nutritionist and doctor willing to take the time to rule out all possibilities that could be causing your health problems.