Human body is a bundle of mystery. In an average life span of human beings, millions of afflictions come and go . Most are benign . Our body has a full-fledged defense ministry armed with sufficient weaponry in the form of , immune cells, thousands of regulating enzymes, hormones , cell service molecules etc .It can tackle most of the ailments our body encounters with out a doctors help (Jungle animals rarely die of disease!) .
Of course , the body needs external help when it’s intrinsic resources fail . There are few serious disorders that has to be intervened .However ,a big fraction of them will die in spite of whatever we do .
Is it not fascinating to know more than 100s of chemicals act day in, and day out , to prevent our blood from clotting and keep it flowing . If only the natural lytic mechanism fails for an hour , and create a vascular chaos we will realise importance of it !
Even as we debate appropriateness of medical care in this 21st century here is startling scenario ,
When a child presents with physiological hypertrophy of lymphoid tissue , as their body begin to learn and record the micro biological mysteries of our environment , it is often “cross labeled ” as tonsillitis or appendicitis and end up in surgical tables.
This article just released in European heart journal , tells us , how the rampant use of appendectomy and tonsillectomy in the early child hood may make them susceptible for CAD in later age group.
The role of medical professionals is identify the trivia ! and prevent unnecessary interventions.
Unfortunately or (Should I say dangerously) many of the professionals understood it in a diagonally opposite manner . Identify the trivia , instill fear in our patients and intervene , in the process injure our great biological system.This is also applicable to many cardiac interventions.
Heavens sake , youngsters , please remember , medical profession is all about removing suffering from patients . Do not fish out “non -existing” illness from your patients body ! Let me remind you , professional approach means , whatever you do it should be in the interest of our patients . The moment you deviate , you cease to be professional .
Also realise , good intentions can never be an excuse for inappropriateness !