7 scary things doctors don’t tell you

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Because they are committed to saving lives, you’d think that doctors are one of the most trustworthy people you could possibly meet. Think again.

Because they are committed to saving lives and improving the health of people, you’d think that doctors are one of the most well-meaning, benevolent, trustworthy people you could possibly meet.

Well, think again, because there are many things that are detrimental to you that your doctor chose not to disclose. Here are some of them, originally compiled by Listverse.

1. Some vaccines fail

7 Scary Things Doctors Don’t Tell You

Worst still is that vaccines can actually strengthen viruses. Although they can’t rewrite the human genome, vaccines are known to stimulate mutations in the viruses they fight.

“China found that out in the worst possible way when their Hepatitis B vaccines caused the virus to begin mutating twice as fast as it normally would,” sources said. “We’ve been seeing the same thing happen with the flu virus—vaccines basically just fuel the virus’s instinct to survive.”

2. Prescription drugs can cause diabetes

7 Scary Things Doctors Don’t Tell You

Medical News Today reported that prescription drugs cause type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is a result of the body not making enough insulin or when the body cannot absorb the insulin it creates, which in turn builds up glucose in the bloodstream and damages the nerves. Antidepressants are one of the most notorious prescription that is suspected to cause diabetes.

3. Some medications increase cancer risk

7 Scary Things Doctors Don’t Tell You

Certain medications to treat blood pressure triples the risk of aggressive breast cancer, sources say. That’s not the worst part. According to the one hospital review, 150 out of 161 doctors prescribed calcium channel blockers (a kind of blood pressure medicine) to their patients, and only eight doctors disclosed to their patient its risks.

4. Aspirin can cause internal bleeding

7 Scary Things Doctors Don’t Tell You

To prevent heart attacks and strokes, doctors advise taking low dose of aspirin everyday to prevent blood from clotting. What they don’t tell you is that doing so can cause a massive internal bleeding. On top of that, everyone reacts differently to aspirin, with some platelets being resistant to it.

5. “Safe” x-rays still cause cancer

7 Scary Things Doctors Don’t Tell You

One of the most common causes of cancer is exposure to gamma radiation and X-rays. To put things into perspective, an average person receives 2.4 millisieverts (a unit of measurement used for radiation) in a year; a mammogram on the other hand exposes you to 0.7 millisieverts—that may seem low, but that 0.7 is a high number considering a mammogram lasts only for a few minutes. If that’s not bad enough, the UK study revealed that X-rays cause 700 cases of cancer each year.

6. Pandemic scares are over-hyped

7 Scary Things Doctors Don’t Tell You

H1N1, bird flu, SARS, and now Zika—these terms are terrifying, and with good reason. They all have the potential to wipe out human existence, or at least diminish it at a great scale. But pandemics are mostly just a scare tactic employed by health providers to spur people into getting vaccinated, and in turn earn money from panicked masses. In fact, only 17,000 people died of swine flu, compared to 46,000 yearly deaths caused by a normal flu. This doesn’t mean you should not give these diseases the weight they deserve, but there’s no use scaring people by overhyping them.

7. Registered sex offenders and violent criminals

7 Scary Things Doctors Don’t Tell You

There are hospitals that don’t require its doctors to disclose their criminal history; the strict admission policies of medical schools sometimes suffice. In fact there’s a practicing surgeon in Miami who has been convicted of rape, a doctor in New York caught trying to have sex with a young boy, and Scottish physician who had files of child pornography on his computer.

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