Patient: I have this (pain, cough, ache, whatever).
Doctor: Have you had it before?
Doctor: Well, you have it again.Medicine as practiced today, according to my observations.
Patient: I'm having water retention.
Doctor: No problem. Here's a pill for that.And a couple months later.
Patient: I'm having a problem with incontinence.
Doctor: Pshaw. Not a problem. Here's a pill for that.Not to mention the pills for treatment of the side-effects from the previous pills.
And so on.