88% of med­i­cal di­ag­noses wrong?

Asian Journal - - WORLD -

Wow!! That’s huge and very scary.

A Mayo Clinic study found that 88% of med­i­cal di­ag­noses are in­ac­cu­rate or out­right wrong. Even with can­cer! The Na­tional Academy of Medicine re­ported that about 12 mil­lion peo­ple in the US, in 2015, were mis­di­ag­nosed.

Now, we have to take a few things into con­sid­er­a­tion: 1) there are over 10,000 dis­eases For those plan­ning to hit the gym to lose weight, take note. A new study sug­gests that diet is far more im­por­tant than phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity in­clud­ing walk­ing, fid­get­ing and for­mal ex­er­cise.

The rea­son is be­cause ex­er­cis­ing in­creases ap­petite es­pe­cially with pro­longed en­durance ex­er­cise or with weight lift­ing that can ul­ti­mately sab­o­tage the best of in­ten­tions, the CNN re­ported.

Peo­ple who lose weight grad­u­ally (about 1 to 2 pounds per week) are more suc­cess­ful at keep­ing weight off, ac­cord­ing to the US Cen­ters for 2) there are about 300 symp­toms

3) peo­ple do not know how to ac­cu­rately de­scribe symp­toms

4) physi­cians are hu­man and make mis­takes

But why is it that sec­ond opin­ions agree with the first opin­ion only 12% of the time? An­other is­sue that is of ma­jor con­cern is that the med­i­cal cod­ing sys­tem was de­signed for billing pur­poses, Dis­ease Con­trol and Pre­ven­tion.

About 10 per cent of our calo­ries are burned di­gest­ing not to col­lect health statis­tics. There are a huge num­ber of is­sues with the cod­ing sys­tem it­self and that may also be a con­tribut­ing fac­tor. A study at John Hop­kins claims that the only rea­son that med­i­cal er­rors are not more widely rec­og­nized as the third lead­ing cause of death in North Amer­ica is be­cause it is not an op­tion on the track­ing de­vices!!

When they looked at prior re­search, John Hop­kins, the food we eat and roughly 10 per cent to 30 per cent are lost through phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity, the study said. claims that over 250,000 Amer­i­cans die each year due to med­i­cal er­rors which comes in third topped only by heart dis­ease and can­cer! What do these med­i­cal er­rors in­clude? Is­sues that range from sur­gi­cal com­pli­ca­tions that go un­rec­og­nized to mix-ups with does or types of med­i­ca­tions pre­scribed. Again, the Na­tional Academy of Medicine re­ported that mis­di­ag­no­sis con­trib­utes to 10% of pa­tient deaths. “It could not be more true. What you omit from your diet is so much more im­por­tant than how much you ex­er­cise,” nu­tri­tion­ist Lisa Drayer was quoted as say­ing to CNN.

All of your “calo­ries in” come from the food you eat and the bev­er­ages you drink, but only a por­tion of your “calo­ries out” are lost through ex­er­cise, ac­cord­ing to Drayer. The av­er­age per­son -- ex­clud­ing pro­fes­sional ath­letes -- burns five per cent to 15 per cent of their daily calo­ries through ex­er­cise, said Alexxai Kravitz, In­ves­ti­ga­tor at the Na­tional In­sti­tute of Here’s to your health!

For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact: [email protected]­e­sun­lim­ited.ca

Dr. Holly is a natur­o­pathic doc­tor that holds a PHD in Psy­chol­ogy and Bio­chem­istry, spe­cial­iz­ing in bal­anc­ing mind, body and en­ergy of the sys­tem.

Dis­claimer: This ar­ti­cle pro­vides gen­eral in­for­ma­tion only and is not a sub­sti­tute for the med­i­cal ad­vice of your own doc­tor or other health care prac­ti­tioner. Di­a­betes and Di­ges­tive and Kid­ney Dis­eases in the US. It is not nearly equal to food in­take, which ac­counts for 100 per cent of the en­ergy in­take of the body, said Kravitz.

All this is not to say that ex­er­cise does not have its place. It is cer­tainly im­por­tant for build­ing strength and mus­cle mass and flex­i­bil­ity and can help man­age dis­eases, in­clud­ing heart dis­ease and di­a­betes. But although ex­er­cise can help with weight loss, diet is a much more im­por­tant life­style fac­tor, Drayer noted.


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