More pills to treat conditions can actually do more harm than good. But simple lifestyle changes, on the other hand, can have tremendously positive impacts. That’s the philosophy of BBC’s star Dr. Rangan Chatterjee, who is having quite a lot of success treating patients.
We doctors are really good at treating acute problems you can get rid of with a drug — infections, pneumonia, for example. But outside acute cases, too often we provide a treatment that suppresses symptoms without looking for a root cause, and so people take pills long term for an issue that a small change of lifestyle might have solved.
– Dr. Rangan Chatterjee