On this forum, many of us often try to diagnose a computers condition, based on symptoms.
This is often done without the ability to really see what is going on and the many details that factor in.
Most responses to questions are "guesses" not Prescribed remedies.
Being a doctor is much like this. Medicine is treated as something that is expected to have all the answers. The biology of living things is very complex.
And medicinal evaluation is often done based on the most minimal viewing of that complexity.
This effect is further magnified by the Placebo Factor: The confirmation-bias of a patient believing something will work demonstrating a "possible cure." ...In their opinion...
Often, a healthy immune system will take care of something that the patient assumes homeopathy or some other technique did. This is their confirmation-bias.
There are so many people. And only so many doctors. And only a limited number of resources.
The current medicinal approach aims to be able to provide a medication that is feasible to mass-produce. It does not need to be a perfect medication as long as it does reach the largest number of people affordably.
On top of this, there are arrogant doctors out there. Having a bad experience with one can leave you distrusting of doctors as a whole. Remember that we cannot easily differentiate between the doctor who passed his classes with an "A" and one who passed with a "C-". And there are many doctors out there who are fallible and Biased. Holding the degree is not Strong Evidence of true ability. It only means that you managed to get the paper printed with your name on it. Not all doctors can be trusted just because they are a doctor.
That is a lot of water. I mean that is really a lot of water. For any person. The "8 glasses a day" water consumption myth is quite old... and was never based on actual medical advice. Being hydrated is good for the body. You get most of your hydration from the food you eat, actually.
Most prescribed medicines are not even treatments much less cures. They are symptom relief, nothing more.
This thread is teetering on a bit of a dangerous fulcrum.
For this reason, I caution all participants with the following Warning:
When it comes to Matters of Health and Medicine, we may all have opinions - we also already know how much opinions are actually worth.
A difference of opinion may be the difference between Life and Death.
A difference between being healthy or not or even, such as with Covid-19, a difference between being culpable or not.
There are countless examples in history of diseases spreading rampantly due to Human Arrogance in trusting opinion instead of Science.
We can harm other people with opinions on Medicine.
We can devastate a family... with an opinion on Medicine.
Please tread cautiously in this thread and I will not hesitate to lock this one down if it turns ugly.
But most of all, respect not each others opinions, as much as Respect Each Others Lives.