Falling ill and then the immediate action is taking medicines. These medicines or properly known as drugs are used for curing or preventing the disease. They can cure the disease, reduce the pain and prevent the disease to enter our body. They are also used to treat the wide range of emotional disorders like depression. There are many of them in use today. Each drug with a specification has a specific function assigned and is often concentrated for a particular part of the body. There are numerous sources of drugs such as natural or synthetic. Medicinal plants and herbs give natural medicines which are in use form a very long time. Advancements in medicines are showing cure for diseases which were once not curable. In many cases, the inventions in medicine have led to a decrease in morality rate. Antibiotics like penicillin have cured fatal diseases.
Types of Drug
There are different drugs used. They have a diverse range from antibiotics to painkillers. Anaesthetics have helped the patients to go off to sleep so as to let the surgery work out in a smooth manner. There are numerous methods of taking drugs. There can be a drug taken orally, applied on the external part of the body, injected in the body etc.
Sources of DrugLong ago, the source for these medicines was natural, in particular herbs and plants. Today, most of them are artificially prepared, made by genetic engineering.
Drug AddictionDrug Addiction is a complex brain diseases which is at times uncontrollable. Drug seeking becomes compulsive, in large part as a result of the effects of prolonged drug use on brain functioning and, thus, on behaviour. Drug for many people becomes chronic, with relapses possible even after long periods of abstinence.
* HEADACHE :- Eat plenty of fish as it helps prevent headaches. Even ginger reduces inflammation and pain.
* INSOMNIA :- Use honey as a tranquilizer and sedative.
* ASTHMA :- Eating onions helps ease constriction of bronchial tubes.
* ARTHRITIS :- Salmon, tuna, mackerel and sardines actually prevent arthritis.
* UPSET STOMACH :- Bananas will settle an upset stomach. Ginger will cure morning sickness and nausea.
* COLDS :- Clear up that stuffy head with garlic.
* COUGHING :- A substance similar to that found in the cough syrups is found in hot red pepper. Use red pepper with caution as it can irritate your tummy.
All newly qualified doctors take what is called the ‘Hippocratic Oath’ and some see Hippocrates as the father of modern medicine even through he did most of his work some 430 years before the birth of Christ. He thought to have been born in Cos in 460 BC. Ancient Greek medical knowledge is demonstrated in what is known as the Hippocrates Collection. This is a collection of sixty medical books of which Hippocrates wrote just some. We do not know who wrote most of them but they cover a time span of 150 years so they could not have all been written by him. He and other Greek doctors believed that the work done by a doctor should be kept separate from the work done by a priest.
“If you’re going through hell, keep going” by Winston Churchill