With modern medicine, can the cure be worse than the disease?
There are so many warnings on medicines these days. Can you be worse off by taking certain medicines for some medical problems? How can you find out which medicines are safe to take?
All medicines have different side effects, though they may not happen to everyone. Some side effects could be life threatening. For example, severe allergic reactions to penicillin could be very serious though they are not frequently happenning. Another example is that aspirin could cause stomach bleeding, when it is used to treat pain conditions. If unendurable side effects happens, you could reduce the dose or stop taking it.
Medicines have different side effects depending on what they're for. While I do admit it's kind of ridiculous to have an asthma medication that "increases the chances of asthma related death", certain side effects are worth it.
Can it? yes
Is it? One way to find out...
At a certain point with some illnesses and treatments you just have to make a decision.
by grumpiornot 5 years ago
Does natural medicine still have a role in the modern world?Naturopaths and homeopaths (as well as other traditional healers) are often regarded as "alternative" medicine. Is there any place for this in the modern world or should only traditional medicine be used for chronic illness?
by JenkinsSmith 4 years ago
There are almost as many different types of cancer as there are people. No two are alike, so not one treatment is going to work for all cases.
by schoolgirlforreal 5 years ago
I think I'm going to write a hub on this when I get some time.I recently got off Lithium because Lamictal, a similar mood stabilizer is working fantastically. And now I don't need Lithium. This is a long story but Lithium caused me:loose stool almost every other day- diareaah to be exactconfused...
by gajanis786 7 years ago
Do you think herbal medicines and alternative method of treatment will overlap modern day method of treatment?Now a days herbal medicines and alternative methods of treatment for different diseases are becoming more and more popular due to its non side effects characteristics......so is there any...
by Dennis Pace 7 years ago
Just say no more. Quit Now. Avoid VACCINES PILLS DOCTORS Leave the Church of Modern Medicine. I see a lot of people doing that today. "The greatest threat of childhood diseases lies in the dangerous and ineffectual efforts made to prevent them through mass immunization.....There is...
by Simone Haruko Smith 5 years ago
A great Hub by livelonger looking at the differences between Nasonex and Flonase got me thinking: how much do we actually know about the medicines we take? If you’re anything like me, you pick up whatever your doctors prescribe and take it- no questions asked. That’s not ideal!We should know...
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