I wish World Health Day turns into WHY which I know sounds too ambitious and also impractical in the present illhealth scenario. I always wondered how our mothers and grandmothers maintained good health and never had to visit doctors for minor ailments or have had to spend a fortune by way of investigations and master/mistress health checkups which have become a routine. One of the reasons perhaps was all the expensive diagnostic gadgets that we see today never existed and doctors had more confidence in their medical and diagnostic acumen. Also the numerous anti biotics that have invaded the market and are playing havoc with the human systems were unknown which in a way was a blessing because sometimes the treatment proves worse than the disease as it leaves a lot of side and after effects in the patient.
Now coming to the ABCD Syndrome, I feel even our elders were afflicted with it but the affliction came in their later years as it is generally a part of aging which cannot be avoided. What surprises and pains me is when people who have hardly stepped into their middle age complain of the ABCD syndrome, the cause of which is not far to seek!
n.meera raghavendra rao