Friday, 1 December 2017

Bad Health Habits Other Than


There things people do to themselves that lead to their own dwindling life span. People often forget that doctors exist for a reason. Their medical degrees are meant to be taken seriously and they do in fact hold superiority that no online site, old wives tales or quacks could tell you. People often take advice from websites or people without thinking twice. But here is the thing, what works for them may not work for you. It’s easy to declare that human body is the same, but be aware that no two people are alike. Everyone has a different immune system; everyone has a different lifestyle and different routine. There are many habits like sedentary lifestyle, smoking, drinking, drugs and junk food which are considered bad. But worse than those are a few that we have cultivated innocently. Here are a few of those habits that we need to actively avoid. 

1)    Self Diagnosis

Self diagnosis is something that we are all guilty of. What may be as simple as a headache would be blown out of proportion by the time you are done googling about it. Most people simply Google their symptoms and decide for themselves what is wrong with them .They will go so far enough to argue with their doctor about their conditions based on the information they found online. This is a bad habit that people need to break. Your doctor knows better than the Google. His diagnosis is based on personal examination not programmed information.

2)    Self Medication

What usually follows self diagnosis's self medication. Unfortunately most of the medicines available over the counter are unregulated. Some of these medicines like combiflam have been found to be substandard. However they continue to be freely sold and people don’t need prescriptions to buy them. This kind of self medication is dangerous. The best person to prescribe medicines for you is your doctor who will do it based on his knowledge and experience. You are less likely to face any health issues or side effects when you consume medicines prescribe by the doctor.

3)    Home Remedies

Home remedies and old wives tales are for those who are too stingy to visit their doctors or just plain lazy. Most of your old wives tales are simply useless. Home remedies have a little more success in this area. However for these normally fix your problem temporarily for longer term solution you need a proper diagnosis from your doctor and must take proper medicines. 

4)    Lying to your doctor

There is a saying that goes ‘Never lie to your lawyer and doctor’. When your well being is in question, this saying stands true. Most people lie to their doctors as there are either afraid of medicines or they are simply embarrassed. Being afraid of medicines won’t solve your problems and being embarrassed doesn’t help your situation at all. There is nothing to be embarrassed; your doctor has already seen it all.

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Thursday, 16 November 2017

Understand The Use And Misuse Of Anti Biotic


The last few years have seen an overwhelming rise of people not only self diagnosing but also self medicating. Over the counter pills are a boon for those who don’t have time to go to a doctor for a mild headache or body pain, but for infections that need a trip to the doctor, people rely on over the counter anti biotic. The pill popping has gotten so bad that most medications don’t really work on people. The habit of choosing self diagnosis over visiting doctor and unrestricted use of anti biotic has resulted in serious health crisis. Antibiotics are losing their efficacy against the bacteria that cause infections in humans due to over use of anti biotic. The germs are dwelling resistance to most anti biotic are they are constantly exposed to their medication and it unregulated quantity. The dosage of their medications and their quantity has led to decline in efficiency of these medications.
 
Germs that inhabit our body and invade our body have the power to mutate. Through mutation and selection, germs can develop defense mechanisms against antibiotics. They can develop enzymes that would render the anti biotic inactive. They also constantly reproduce and quite fast this results in a huge number of anti biotic resistant germs rendering medication ineffective. So what can an individual do? Well the answer is adopting a healthy lifestyle, eating right, staying healthy and staying clean. A hygienic environment, healthy diet and exercise should go along way. People should avoid using antibiotics for common coughs and colds, and avoid doctors who freely prescribe antibiotics to people. It is important to get vaccinated and educate oneself about the various issues surrounding antibiotics. The habit of popping pills for all ailments must stop.
 
It’s easy to use a quick fix to repair things temporarily, but it hurts your body in the long run. What is essential is to remember is that your body needs long term pans. Lead a healthy lifestyle. Have annual checks ups, live by the saying, Prevention is better than cure.