The NHS is in crisis. It always needs more resources. And when asked why it cannot manage, why every part of the NHS is failing to cope with patient demand, we are told that it is because of an ageing population. So, all you old people, it is YOU who are to blame! Or are we?
Old People Get Cancer
Yes, I can remember the time when cancer was considered to be a disease of old age. But no longer. Young children now get cancers of all kinds and descriptions. So do adults. It has been reported, for example, that 'young onset' colon cancer has quadrupled in the last 20 years, and in this Natural News article the prediction for the future is worse.
"These numbers are only expected to get worse; calculations in a 2014 study show colon cancer cases rising by a frightening 90 percent among those aged 20 to 34 by 2030."
Old People get Dementia
Dementia, in all its guises, has been increasing rapidly for generations, and this is another major reason for conventional medicine demanding more and more resources. Yet it is also recognised that this disease is also affecting younger people now, to the extent that it has been described as 'the silent epidemic'. Alzheimers Research UK states that ever-increasing numbers of people, in their 40's, 50's and 60's, who are now contracting 'early onset' dementia.
"Although often thought of as a disease of older people, around 4% of people with Alzheimer’s are under 65."
The term 'early onset', even 'young onset', is now widely used within the conventional medical establishment! I did a quick web search and came up quickly with Menopause, Osteoarthritis, Scoliosis, Parkinson's, Intra-Uterine Growth, neonatal group B streptococcal disease, and many more. All these 'early onset' diseases were once thought to affect older people, but now affect younger people. And each one costs the NHS money and resources. Yet there is rarely, if ever, an adequate explanation for these 'early onset' diseases that were once associated with old age.
Something else must be happening. For instance, do pharmaceutical drugs cause ALL these 'early onset' diseases? Do they cause Osteoporosis? Do they cause Parkinson's? Is it the hugely increased consumption of pharmaceutical drugs and vaccines that is causing increased levels of illness in older people, and now in much younger people?
Conventional Medicine and the medical treatment of older people
So what is the NHS, and conventional medicine around the world, doing to treat older people? Well, we are all getting a lot more pharmaceutical drugs. A Cambridge University study has found that almost half of over-65s in England are taking at least five different drugs every day. This was reported in the Telegraph in November 2017. The study found that this figure had risen from 12% only 20 years ago, whilst the proportion of older people taking no drugs had dropped from about 20% in the late 1990s to just 7% now.
So why aren't we benefitting from these drugs? If doctors prescribe them to us when we are sick, why aren't we getting better. Isn't that what we take drugs for?
The article went on to express concerns that many of these drugs were (i) unnecessary, (ii) that the dangers of harmful drug interactions was increased, and (iii) there was the increased risk of death. It added that a Spanish study in 2015 had found that older people who were taking six medicines or more daily were nearly three times more likely to die prematurely than those on no drugs at all!
Yet for the NHS, and its continuous financial crisis, it is not 'death' that is the problem!
The crisis arises from the serious illnesses and diseases caused by pharmaceutical drugs, the ones that actually DON'T kill us. It seems that we regularly take 5, or 6, or more drugs, plus an annual flu vaccination. They fail to make us better. But we suffer from their side affects, the adverse drug reactions, and the serious diseases they cause.
The drugs make us sicker, more dependent, less able to live independent lives. So we become a constant drain on NHS resources.
And the more they care for us with pharmaceutical drugs, the more care we need, and the more resources the NHS needs so they can give us even more care and even more drugs, which make us even sicker, and even more dependent. No wonder old people are a drain on NHS resources.
And the problem is that we just won't die! Moreover, the old people who 'need' medical care, more pharmaceutical drugs, are getting younger, and younger, and younger. Is it any wonder that the NHS needs more resources?
But excuse me if I opt out of this race for more conventional medical care. Allow me to progress through my old age without drugs and vaccines.
Instead, let me stay healthy by saying "No, thanks" to the pharmaceutical industry. They wanted to give me drugs for gastric ulcers, then for migraines, then for heart palpitations. Instead, I used homeopathy, and I no longer suffer from any of these conditions.
Older age has much to recommend it - as long as you stay away from conventional medicine!