Yeah wot do they know?? All what they know is based on 'available evidence' Based upon drug companies bribing Doctor's with free holidays & curry dinners. Now before any of you launch at me...I have been known to accept (it was a struggle though)a curry lunch payed for by the makes of Prozac or some other similar shite.
So: I go to the docs for a pre-retirement 'MOT', I'm weighed, asked how certain parts of my body are, you know,those which so far have serviced me & others adequately, finally he takes litres of my ruby red blood taken for testing. "Glibly the Doc says "phone up in a week for the results".
Dutifully I call back To be told that I have to see the bugger. Sounds ominous....
Cheerfully he says "your cholesterol is high, your Thyroid isn't working to its full potential & you need a Statin to lower your blood lipid levels" Taking my blood pressure he rolls his eyes, checks & rechecks it & gleefully reports that my Diastolic is 102!
So after going in to see him, believing I was top hole physically my beliefs were shattered-I am in fact on borrowed time, tottering on the brink of a heart attack. Walking the plank of Hypothyroidism & drowning in my own cholesterol!
So now I have to stop eating butter, reduce my cheese intake drastically, watch my alcohol intake and...exercise(!)O & take a Statin tablet daily.
What a wonderful beginning to the next chapter of my life!!