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Slippy
LSU Fan
The Upside Down
Member since Aug 2005
4734 posts

Has medical science made people live too long?
Folks that used to die at 70 of heart disease or diabetes are now living to be 90 due to the miracle of modern drugs. Instead of dying relatively suddenly, people are hanging on and fading away slowly, requiring more financial and human capital to keep them alive. Is this a good thing?


SportsGuyNOLA
LSU Fan
New Orleans, LA
Member since May 2014
6953 posts

re: Has medical science made people live too long?
We need a purge.

Maybe some virus from China.


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Paul Allen
Notre Dame Fan
Montauk, NY
Member since Nov 2007
67457 posts

re: Has medical science made people live too long?
It’s a great thing. Beloved friends and family are around longer and the overall economic impact is positive since more people are spending money the longer they live.
This post was edited on 4/3 at 1:28 pm


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Mingo Was His NameO
LSU Fan
Brooklyn
Member since Mar 2016
15573 posts

re: Has medical science made people live too long?
Old people aren't living that much longer than old people 150 years ago. Average age was so much lower then because it was hard to make it to 20.


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Bawcephus
New Orleans Saints Fan
Member since Jul 2018
2304 posts

re: Has medical science made people live too long?
Considering we lose good people all the time, at an early age, to heart attacks, cancer, etc., and haven't found a cure for shite like alzheimers, I'd say we still have a long way to go.


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Globetrotter747
Member since Sep 2017
1940 posts

re: Has medical science made people live too long?
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due to the miracle of modern drugs.

Nah. God’s just gotten better at answering prayers.


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Tiger in Gatorland
North Carolina St. Fan
Love you Dad 47-08
Member since Sep 2006
7885 posts

re: Has medical science made people live too long?
Well science has developed treatments to mitigate certain conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, etc, but hasn't been able to accomplish the same with certain neurological breakdowns, or the natural aging process for bones, etc. Make sure you let you family know what your wishes are is all I can say.


udtiger
US Space Force Fan
Louisiana
Member since Nov 2006
75695 posts

re: Has medical science made people live too long?
Yes.

The human machine was not designed for extended life.

There's a reason why in the absence of extraordinary expense and effort, the human body starts going to shite in the 40s.


Flashback
LSU Fan
reading the chicken bones
Member since Apr 2008
5251 posts

re: Has medical science made people live too long?
I had to pick a neighbor up off his floor yesterday. I wouldnt have had to do that if he was born 20 years earlier, b/c he totally would not be here.


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Mingo Was His NameO
LSU Fan
Brooklyn
Member since Mar 2016
15573 posts

re: Has medical science made people live too long?
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There's a reason why in the absence of extraordinary expense and effort, the human body starts going to shite in the 40s.


Is not eating a shite load of fried food and exercising like 30 minutes a day really extraordinary effort?



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wheelr
Lafayette
Member since Jul 2012
3803 posts

re: Has medical science made people live too long?
We put sick dogs down to end their suffering but we'll sure drag some people along in the last stages of life.

I'm not taking a hard stance, just saying there are some inconsistencies.


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tigerinthebueche
LSU Fan
Erwinville, LA.
Member since Oct 2010
27835 posts

re: Has medical science made people live too long?
You’ve definitely lived too long.


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rooster108bm
Alabama Fan
Member since Nov 2010
1256 posts

re: Has medical science made people live too long?
The sanitary sewer system has saved far more lives than modern medicine.


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EA6B
Navy Fan
TX
Member since Dec 2012
11979 posts

re: Has medical science made people live too long?
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Well science has developed treatments to mitigate certain conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, etc, but hasn't been able to accomplish the same with certain neurological breakdowns, or the natural aging process for bones, etc. Make sure you let you family know what your wishes are is all I can say.


Other than vaccines to prevent some contagious diseases, and antibiotics to treat infections modern medicine has few actual cures. As you said there are treatments to mitigate the symptoms and effects of diseases, but you still have the disease, and many of the treatments have their own side effects. When people say a cure for cancer should have been found by now they should consider that cancer is one of the few diseases that can actually be eradicated from the body with current treatments, obviously the problem is the treatments are not always effective.


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Whiznot
Georgia Fan
Albany, GA
Member since Oct 2013
6196 posts

re: Has medical science made people live too long?
The junk food and pharmaceutical industries are invested in killing slowly by touting low fat high carb diets.

The low carb revolution is growing online to improve lifespans, health and quality of life.

Check out the Low Carb Down Under YouTube channel and join the revolution.

Viva Meat, Eggs and Cheese--down with processed foods.


High C
USA Fan
viewing the fall....
Member since Nov 2012
38312 posts

re: Has medical science made people live too long?
Yes


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arcalades
LSU Fan
USA
Member since Feb 2014
15987 posts

re: Has medical science made people live too long?
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The human machine was not designed for extended life.

I'm not the one who down voted you but that's just dumb. The "human machine" was designed to last forever originally.


jimbeam
US Army Fan
University of LSU
Member since Oct 2011
71253 posts

re: Has medical science made people live too long?
Civil engineers have saved more lives than doctors


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LSUwag
LSU Fan
Florida man
Member since Jan 2007
15644 posts

re: Has medical science made people live too long?
Watching my Father die a miserable death a year and a half ago, I truly think his life was extended beyond what it should have been. All it did was prolong his suffering.

It really made me think about what measures I will be willing to take when I’m confronted with my own mortality.


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Slippy
LSU Fan
The Upside Down
Member since Aug 2005
4734 posts

re: Has medical science made people live too long?
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The "human machine" was designed to last forever originally.


And here we go.


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