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Offline JamesE

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Death by Medicine
« on: September 30, 2006, 11:19:14 AM »
Here are some of many things that you will read in this article.

Thousands of prophylactic mastectomies are performed annually.
One-third of US women have had a hysterectomy before menopause.
Women are prescribed drugs more frequently than are men.
Women are given potent drugs for disease prevention, which results in disease substitution due to side effects.
Fetal monitoring is unsupported by studies and not recommended by the CDC.(98) It confines women to a hospital bed and may result in a higher incidence of cesarean section.(99)
Normal processes such as menopause and childbirth have been heavily “medicalized.”
Synthetic hormone replacement therapy (HRT) does not prevent heart disease or dementia, but does increase the risk of breast cancer, heart disease, stroke, and gall bladder attack.(100)

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Offline ValerieM

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Re: Death by Medicine
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2006, 07:57:03 PM »
My mother just recently found out after about 13 years on Coumadin that her doctor only meant for her to be on it for 3 months to test a "theory" he was formulating on Thrombophilia (blood clotting disorder). She recently changed doctors to one who is going and retesting her for the meds she is on to see if they are still needed....turns out 13 years of Coumadin was only supposed to be 3 months......funny how her doctor would not release her medical information to her for 13 years, and then all of a sudden "let her go" after this information was found out. Very sad but very common.
She is on 3 weeks no Coumadin. The biggest change she has felt so far is finally  feeling warm. After years of  being cold in 75 degree weather so is able to relax and enjoy. She has also had some unexplained internal bleeding due to the Coumadin and finally has an answer as to why.
It is very sad that this had to happen to her, but hopefully through this, we can make people more aware and question their doctors, or at least get second opinions.