A side effect is usually regarded as an undesirable secondary effect which occurs in addition to the desired therapeutic effect of a drug or medication. Side effects may vary for each individual depending on the person's disease state, age, weight, gender, ethnicity and general health.
Side effects can occur when commencing, decreasing/increasing dosages, or ending a drug or medication regimen. Side effects may also lead to non-compliance with prescribed treatment. When side effects of a drug or medication are severe, the dosage may be adjusted or a second medication may be prescribed. Lifestyle or dietary changes may also help to minimize side effects
Long Term Drug Side Effects
Did you know that some medication, if taken over a long period of time, months to years, your body will depend on that drug. So much so that you could have some difficulty in discontinuing the drug. Read the paper work given to you on any drug that you are prescribed. The list of side effects, precautions, directions on how and when to take the medication. So many doctors are prescribing medication these days and often times I see clients that have no clue as to what the medication they are taking much less what it is for or supposed to do. Take control of your health care by staying informed. The 'Dr' in front of your doctor's name does not stand for 'GOD'. Today with our world wide web you can investigate and learn just about anything online.
Chemical Drugs and Holistic care
Next time you think you need a chemical drug, consider something more holistic. For centuries people have used essential oils,flower essences, tinctures, acupuncture and many other holistic and natural remedies to cure their ills. Doterra oils are essential oils that have many uses. Indigestion, pain, insect repellant insomnia, cholesterol, anti fungal, anti viral and more. A naturopathic doctor can also help. Today so many different possibilities are available to help you stay healthy. Do the research and take control of your health.