Medication may cure some symptoms of some illnesses. But medication is not without side effects. For example there are many drugs that will help boost the immune system of a patient who is suffering from the effects of HIV infection but these medications are not without horrendous side effects.
Some cancer treatments provide a huge amount of relief for Cancer patients but the same drugs cause comas and other disturbing side effects. Anti depressants are a commonly used medication and do for suffers of depression provide some relief from the very difficult symptoms of depression. However these too are not without side effects. Some people who require anti depressants gain up to 30 Kilograms and more in weight.
Other medications for even less serious conditions do still have side effects. Some of these include weight gain, drowsiness, dizziness, fatigue, muscle weakness and more.
In recent years many people who find themselves living on medication full time opt for alternative therapies to help with their medical condition. Alternative Therapies have become very popular because they have less side effects.