Friday, July 1, 2011

I really don't like doctors sometimes.

Now, I'm overweight. I know it, and I'm working on it. But even I've had issues with doctors that just won't listen. I understand that being overweight will increase my blood pressure, and increase my risk for diabetes... but don't tell me I have to exist on a diet of lean meat and vegetables because I'm going to die soon! I'm not THAT bad!

I've had friends tell me tales of their own doctors. Doctors that refuse to listen, because in their mind everything comes down to weight. Well, yes it does, but are you really going to refuse to treat conditions like pneumonia or a broken leg because the patient needs to lost weight first?

I had a friend that went to doctors for months and months, complaining of stomach and intestinal ailments. The response was always the same: she needed to lose weight. It got worse and they went to a hospital where she was diagnosed with colon cancer and died a few weeks later.

If they listened, she might still be alive.

But then again, do doctors listen to women? I went to the ER once with chest pains, numb hands and light headedness. Symptoms of a heart attack. it ended up being a panic attack.

The doctor then told me that women don't have heart attacks. They have an enzyme in their blood to prevent it.

And the number 1 cause of death in women? Heart attack.

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