Thursday, 1 February 2018

STROKE, and Epidemics of Chronic Disease. Conventional medicine refuses to admit that pharmaceutical drugs and vaccines are the cause

It is one of the main news stories on the BBC this morning: Average Age of First Stroke in England Falls. This gist is that the average age of people in England who have a stroke for the first time has fallen over the past decade, from 71 to 68 for men, and from 75 to 73 for women. These come from figures published by Public Health England between 2007 and 2016. Over the same period the proportion of first-time strokes suffered by 40 to 69-year-olds rose from 33% to 38%. PHE commented that the data showed strokes do not just affect older people and urged more people to be aware of the symptoms.

I have five main observations to make about these new health statistics.....

First, strokes are not the only illness or disease that is striking at an increasingly younger age. I am old enough to remember when CANCER was considered to be a disease associated with ageing! The age when DEMENTIA and ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE is striking is reducing, some people who are in their 30's and 40's. I believe statistics for HIP AND LIMB REPLACEMENT have also seen reduction in age.

Second, the reasons given by PHE for this phenomenon, with regard to STROKES, are threefold:

  • obesity
  • alcohol
  • smoking

This suggests to me that once again the conventional medical establishment are doing what they always do - looking for reasons to justify the failure of medical treatment, and to deflect attention away from the disease inducing consequences of their pharmaceutical drugs and vaccines.

  • Obesity is probably on the increase - but enough to explain this phenomenon?
  • There has been no significant increase in alcohol consumption since 2007 to explain what is happening.
  • And there has probably been a significant annual decrease in the amount of smoking since 2007.
So what about the unmentioned cause - pharmaceutical drugs? There are a host of drugs that are known to cause strokes, outline here. They include painkillers, Proton Pump Inhibitors, Beta Blocker drugs, anti-coagulants, steroids, the contraceptive pill, and chemotherapy to mention the main ones. Conventional medicine is fully aware of this, but they are (as usual) in denial. They don't want to admit their culpability; they refuse to admit that the drugs they prescribe to us might actually be a cause of strokes, and the age that first strokes are happening.

This brings me to my third observation. If the conventional medical establishment is in denial about one of the significant causes of stroke, what are its chances of doing anything about it. They might be able to reduce smoking, or alcohol consumption, or even obesity rates. But it is absolutely certain that they will not reduce strokes caused by pharmaceutical drugs! Why? Because PHE have not told anyone that there is a connection between strokes and pharmaceutical drugs!

So if you and I heard the news this morning, and wanted to avoid having a stroke, we might decide to lose weight, or reduce our smoking and alcohol consumption, but we would not stop taking our prescribed medication. After all, these have been given to us by our doctors, and we almost certainly haven't been told about any link to an increased risk of having a stroke.

The fourth point arises from this, that conventional medicine will inevitably fail to reduce the number of strokes, or the age when people have their first stroke. Their refusal to admit that pharmaceutical drugs have played a part, probably an important part in what is happening, will ensure that nothing effective will be done. Obesity, yes. Smoking, yes. Alcohol, yes. But drugs, no. We will continue to take our painkillers, our steroid inhalers, our Rennies to settle our stomach, our warfarin to thin our blood, all without realising that we are increasing our risk of having a stroke at an ever-decreasing age.

My fifth point concerns the mainstream media, and BBC News in particular. They consistently fail to  question the conventional medical establishment, leave alone challenge them. They treat conventional doctors as the experts, the people who know about illness and disease, and how to treat it. They are cravingly compliant, failing to ask searching and challenging questions about why there should be an increase in strokes at a younger age, why many illness are now running at epidemic levels, why they are making ever-increasing demands for more money and resources for the NHS, and why, at the same time, people are still getting sicker.