These days if you go the doctor with any kind of ailment you will most likely be prescribed a medication. More often than not most people just accept that without asking a few very important questions: How will this medication work? What are the side effects? Are there natural alternatives to treating this illness? Most people are more concerned about what medications will do to their wallet more than their bodies which is understandable, but still health should come before money. There has been a rise in people abusing both prescription and over the counter medications so with that in mind, people really need to think before they “pop that pill”.
According to a 2008 report done by Medco Health solutions half of Americans are on a prescription medication and 20% are taking three or more.
Like I said before, people are more concerned about their wallets than what they are putting in their bodies. That’s why its time for people to start discussing with their doctors alternative approaches to dealing will illnesses besides taking a medicine that has many side effects. A simple approach like that can save people their health and money. You see the commercials on TV advertising a certain medication then they name a bunch of side effects. I am wondering is it really worth taking an expensive medication to correct one problem then cause a host of others?
The best way to avoid taking medication is to avoid getting the illness that causes a person to have to take the medication. Some illnesses can’t be avoided, but most can. Most serious diseases are directly or indirectly related to: diet, exercise (lack thereof), stress, smoking, alcoholism, careless sexual behavior, not maintaining proper hygiene, etc. Behavior modification is the key to prevention and prevention is the key to avoiding illness. That can save time. money, and your health. If you do find yourself with an illness that requires a visit to the doctor. These are questions you need to ask him or her.
How will this medicine work to treat my illness? What are the side effects? Are there any natural approaches to treating this illness? Remember this: You pay your hard earned money to see doctors so he or she should be able to answer those questions. I am not trying to diminish the importance of modern medicine, I am just trying to make you think long and hard about what you are putting in your body. It could be doing more harm than good.