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BBC News: "The teenager who loses consciousness when she runs"

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by Webdog, Mar 12, 2017.

  1. Webdog

    Webdog Senior Member

    Article about a 19 year old female runner with frontal lobe epilepsy. Apparently, running increases her seizures, but her doctor considers it beneficial.

    Includes a doctor quote that running is beneficial for all diseases and disorders.
     
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  2. Valentijn

    Valentijn Senior Member

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    So the doctor thinks risking death is a good idea, since nothing is more important than regular exercise? :confused:
     
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  3. BruceInOz

    BruceInOz Senior Member

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    I think he might have just said people who can run are healthier than people who can't. Doh!
     
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  4. arewenearlythereyet

    arewenearlythereyet Senior Member

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    Wow.....so by running she increases her seizures, which in turn will increase her susceptibility to more seizures. That's interesting since I thought the whole point of treating epilepsy was to decrease frequency not increase it. Seems doctors now can make that decision for their patient by withholding key risk information . I presume as a result of all the extra running she will have to take more medication to control the increased seizures with all the negative side effects that brings to her long term health.

    Sounds so familiar doesn't it?
     
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  5. erin

    erin Senior Member

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    This is absolutely irresponsible.
    I hate, hate, hate this f'ing sport frenzy - health fanaticism in this country (UK).
    People with cancer had to run maratons etc. I am disgusted.
    The message is, hey don't lie there in your death bed you lazy so so, run for your death.

    This is a form of fascism, everyone has to be highly fit and active and if you're not you have to pretend that you are. Otherwise you are open to abuse. Call it healthyism or whatever. You are not allow to be sick, even if you are sick.

    Sorry about the rant, I'm so sick today. The subject made me angry. So much pressure on sick people.
     
  6. Joh

    Joh Inactivist

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    The term ableism actually exists. But I also like your term healthyism, it covers a broader spectrum for me. :thumbsup:
     
  7. erin

    erin Senior Member

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    I've not heard the term ableism. Thank you for that. I made up healthyism, :p not sure it is appropriate.

    There is a discrimination and oppression against unhealthy in this culture.
     
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  8. SilverbladeTE

    SilverbladeTE Senior Member

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    Somewhere near Glasgow, Scotland
    It's called "being an "untermensch who should die to save the Reich money!"
    you are either ubermensch or undermensch, there is no humanity or compassion or reason in our sick, twisted countries any more (at the top anyway)

    EuthanasiePropaganda.jpg
     
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