Drugs – life saver or threat!

A drug is a substance which may have medicinal, intoxicating, performance enhancing or other effects when taken or put into a human body or the body of another animal and is not considered a food or exclusively a food.
What is considered a drug rather than a food varies between cultures and distinctions between drugs and foods and between kinds of drug is enshrined in laws which vary between jurisdictions and aim to restrict or prevent drug use.
Even within a jurisdiction, however, the status of a substance may be uncertain or contrasted with respect to both whether it is a drug and how it should be classified if at all.
There is no single, precise definition, as there are different meanings in drug control law, government regulations, medicine, and colloquial usage.
In pharmacology, a drug is a chemical substance used in the treatment, cure, prevention, or diagnosis of disease or used to otherwise enhance physical or mental well-being.
Drugs may be prescribed for a limited duration, or on a regular basis for chronic disorders.

Recreational drugs are chemical substances that affect the central nervous system, such as opioids or hallucinogens. They may be used for perceived beneficial effects on perception, consciousness, personality, and behavior.
Some drugs can cause addiction and habituation.
Drugs are usually distinguished from endogenous biochemical by being introduced from outside the organism.
Insulin is a hormone that is synthesized in the body; it is called a hormone when it is synthesized by the pancreas inside the body, but if it is introduced into the body from outside, it is called a drug.
Many natural substances, such as beers, wines, and psychoactive mushrooms, blur the line between food and recreational drugs, as when ingested they affect the functioning of both mind and body and some substances normally considered drugs such as DMT (Dimethyltryptamine) are actually produced by the human body in trace amounts.
There are various uses of drugs; all it matters is how we make the best utilization out of it.

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Valuable information on Drugs

In the older days, when humans suffered from any disease or wound, they would simply let it be the way it is because they did not know how to cure it back and they did not know anything about drugs; this was also the reason why the death rate was also high in those times. Whether it was soldiers who got wounded in the wars or it was women who got pregnant, five out of ten cases would definitely suffer from death.
However with the passage of time, humans started to discover various ways through which they could treat certain diseases and cure wounds. First they started their research from home kitchens to find products that would speed up the process of healing then they did extensive study on herbs which are helpful when one is suffering from ailments. Afterwards, as soon as the elements from the periodic table were discovered, the doctors or medical practitioners started to make drugs out of these elements in laboratories. Whenever a new drug was formed from components that could be beneficial for the human body, it would be first tested on animals or plants and when the desired result would be obtained then that drug would be sold in the market.
Unless you are a medical practitioner, you should not take any drug without the consent of a licensed doctor. No matter how serious your condition gets or how much information you have about any drug; you should first get a check up from the doctor and then when he or she gives you the prescribed drugs only then you should eat them. The reason behind this is that drugs are very strong chemical substances and they have side effects; for example, people get addicted to drug easily. With the consent of a doctor, you will be able to take the drugs in the right amount and at the right time to avoid side effects.

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The need for correct consumption of drugs

Every day that passes, you are bound to come across a story of someone who has lost their life to drugs. Such a person will either have consumed them wrongly or not consumed them at all. Whenever you are suffering from any disease, you need to have the right kind of treatment. The first thing you should realize is that self medication is a very dangerous practice. When you get sick, make it a point to visit a doctor so that they can ascertain what the problem might be instead of taking matters into your own hands and trying out specific treatment options.
Many people are fond of saying that they know what they suffer from therefore they know how to treat themselves. This is a very dangerous concept to have because you can never know how serious your problem might be and how much treatment you need. Based on history, you might simply assume that you probably need specific type of treatment. However, before you can take any drugs or get any treatment, always think about consulting with medical personnel first. They will be able to tell you that you are on the right path or that you are on the wrong path in which case they will have saved your life. The results of using wrong medication can be quite disastrous and it could even lead to death.
While you are going on with your treatment, if you have been given drugs to take, make sure you take them as they have been prescribed for you. Do not change any of the directions that have been given as the medical expert knows why they will have given you those exact directions. Many people often imagine that since they are getting better there is really no more need to take the medication. This is wrong and usually leads into a second and more dangerous spell of the disease that previously existed.

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Live Longer by Using Drugs the Right way

In the past, human beings were subject to several ailments, diseases and sufferings that could have been stopped easily. The mortality rate was very high and it was common to see many people lose lives over something rather small. With the discovery of drugs, fewer people were dying and people generally started living longer and happier lives. Today, people’s lives are happier and much longer because of this discovery.
Despite the fact that lives are often saved by drugs, there is great need to monitor this whole process. Just as the case is with so many other things, there are side effects to this invention. Some people tend to get addicted and with time, they cannot do without them. Also, there are many people who abuse them and instead of using them the way they are recommended, they simply end up abusing them and using them in ways that are not recommended by health practitioners. When someone is diagnosed to have a certain disease or health problem, certain recommendations are made by a doctor. Many times, people ignore these recommendations and tend to self medicate themselves. They usually do this with the impression that they know their bodies better and will therefore know what is best for them. This is not only dangerous but extremely life threatening.
If you are going to take any drugs, you need to have the express permission of a doctor. Aside from that, you need to follow the advice that he gives you. You need to follow this advice to the books because only he knows why he gives you that advice. Since he is the expert, it is best to rely on the knowledge that he gives you so that you can be sure that you will indeed live a longer and happier life. Having medication is important because it can save your life, however it is important to know how to use this medication so that you benefit and not suffer because of it.

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The Theory Of Life Saving Drugs

It goes without saying that the invention of life saving drugs has brought a noteworthy change in the living standards of the people in the current era. It was just a hundred years ago when 3 out of 7 children would die in their early age just because appropriate medicines were not present to treat their ailments. But here we are now, right in the twenty first century where children and adults are more secure and healthy because sufficient amount of medicines and life saving drugs are present all around.
However, it is important to note that though these drugs are life savings, these drugs still need to be administrated and recommended with the advice of a medical practitioner. The reason is the biochemical nature of these drugs which may take reverse route if not taken in the appropriate condition and in adequate dose. Consider the case of antibiotics which are meant to work against those living microorganisms inside your body which are creating some sort of disease in you. Now, if these drugs are taken at the wrong time or in an excess, they may result in catastrophic result. How? You see, there are certain types of microorganisms in your body which occur naturally in your body and serve many useful purposes. Due to excessive dosage of antibiotics, these useful microorganisms get killed and resultantly, you feel weaker and abnormal. Similarly, there are many life saving drugs which may even claim the life of the patients if improperly administrated. Therefore, it would be something highly recommended that the use of life saving drug should be only done after taking prescription from an expert medical expert. Make sure that you do not even take a minor dose of medicine without seeking guidance from your doctor regarding your diseases. Value your life!

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Drugs – From Extraction To Synthesis

If some experts have to enlist ten most influential inventions in the history of the humanity, first drug would definitely find a place somewhere near the top of the list. Yes, there is simply no second opinion about the fact that life saving drugs has been a great service to all mankind. Before the introduction of proper drugs in the market, the mortality rate was quite significant in our communities. Even up to 1920, there were no significant synthetic drugs introduced in international markets. At the end of the First World War, it was officially reported that the number of deaths due to unavailability of proper medicines was more than the number of deaths caused by bomb shells! Now, this tells why these bundles of life saving drugs we have today are so much important.
The history of drugs tells us that initially, there were drugs which were extracted juices from certain plants and even from animals. For example, insulin used to be harvested from the bodies of animals like dogs and cats. Similarly, many medicines for snake bite and allergy were harvested from a number of wild herbs and shrubs. Later on, scientists researched and found out the basic chemical formula of these juices extracted from living organisms. With these chemical formulas, they synthesized drugs in their own laboratories which actually laid the foundations of synthetic drugs. Synthetic drugs were a real breakthrough in medical science and from that day onward these life saving drugs started off getting manufactured on commercial basis. Today, there are scores and scores of companies and factories synthesizing drugs on commercial basis. Life saving drugs are of huge importance to all of us, still the use of these drugs should be well according to the prescription of medical practitioner.

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Self Medication; A Practice That Needs To Be Addressed…

Humanity owes a lot to medical science, this simply goes without saying! A number of innovations and advancements in medical science have lead to a better life of human beings on planet earth. And the synthesis of life saving drugs has been one of those services. There are a number of life saving drugs which have always been playing a vital role in improving out living standards.
These life saving drugs are specific in their actions. One can understand their working principle as lock and key principle. As a single key cannot be used to unlock all doors and there has to be a specific key for a specific lock, on similar lines there is a specific medicine for a specific diseases or physiological disturbance. In most of the developing countries, due to illiteracy and ignorance, the practice of self medication is quite common. People would consider it wise to suggest themselves a medicine based on their experience. Sometimes, this practice may even pay off and they may get the better off the diseases but the fact of the matter remains that this sort of practice always poses a threat to their life. Many such cases have been brought to light where patients lost their lives because the administrated medicine was not medically recommended by a practitioner and due to some side effects or reaction of the medicines, the patient expired. Now, there is a need to address this case and there is a need to run such awareness programs which would rather explain why it is important to visit a doctor before taking any pill. Medicines are not lethal or fatal but the use of the medicines can be lethal or fatal. Only a few minutes’ visit to any doctor can certainly save your life and those of your family members.

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The Evolution Of Medication…

Life on earth is a gift of God; there is no argument about this fact. Man has been given life and then given adequate health to enjoy this. Without health, life seems to have no meaning at all. This is the reason why man has always been conscious about devising different medicines and techniques to cure diseases since the pre historic time. Over the period of time, there have been many improvements in this area. Man has continues to improve in the area of medications and has made sure that every diseases that catches him should have a cure already devised.
The evolution in medications has been a slow, yet a successful and though provoking process. In the earliest time, man used different herbs and leaves and roots or different plants to cure certain diseases. Later on, man started extracting the chemicals present within those plant parts by dissolving the plant parts in the water and used that extracted water as medicine. With more time passed, man studies what actually was there in those plant parts or extracted water that helped curing the disease. And once those particular chemicals were identified, man then synthesized them manually in laboratories and started commercial production of medicines. Now, all this stuff has been a great success. And today we stand in the 21dt century where man seems to have conquered most of the diseases which once seemed to horrify him. A number of fatal diseases have been very closely studied and effective treatments for those have been proposed in no time. More research on medications is being carried out and it is hoped that in near future, better, improved and cost effective medicines will be brought to light. And if it happens so, life will be easier and safer than it is today!

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Self Medication – A Suicide…

There is no second question about the fact that the standards of human health have improved y a hundred folds over the last ten decades or so. and this improvement in the standards of health facilities and living styles has been possible due to a dramatic improvement in the information technology which did help the medical scientists to experiment new things and come up with better life saving drugs to serve humanity. With better set of machinery and chemicals available scientists today are better able to devise new sorts of drugs which are curing different diseases and are making sure that human life standards are getting improved.
Now, there are different forms of drugs available today. All these drugs are life saving drugs but it is important to know that one cannot recommend a drug to oneself without consultation of a qualified and experienced consultant. And the reason behind this is the fact that different drugs react differently to out body. Therefore, a drug which might be useful in curing one disease may not e that useful in curing another. In some cases, the side effects of self medication have been so severe that patients had lost their lives. Does that mean these life saving drugs can be harmful? Certainly not! But this means that a wrong administration of drugs can be harmful and this makes quite a bit of sense.
Therefore, it would always be advisable to make sure that you are going to take drugs only after consulting with a doctor and getting your medical issues diagnosed first. In some cases, the problem is not asking for drugs and can be easily fixed by slight adjustment in the daily diet. Therefore, it needs to be remembered that self medication is a sheer suicide no matter whichever drug you are taking!

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When Do Medications Turn Harmful For You?

Life saving dugs and medications has always been a great service to mankind. Different minor and chronic diseases ranging from those like flue, fever, headache and toothache to those like cancer, diabetes and others, there are proper medicines available these days which can effectively cure the issue at the spot. However, it is always very important to mention that these medications may turn out to be harmful for you under certain circumstances. But when does it happen so? Let’s have a look into this matter.
In fact, self-medication is a practice in which the patient would take up some medicines considering that it is helpful in curing a particular disease. And this is where the problem starts. Self medication is largely a matter of ignorance and thus it harms one’s health a great deal. But can a life saving drug prove harmful? Yes, if take without prescription of a medical practitioner; it may not be a useful product for you. In fact, when your doctor examines you, he is not just looking at the physical symptoms of the problem. He is actually looking deep into the problem, studies the history and then prescribes a medicine. But when a patient suffering from a particular disease starts taking medicines without medical prescription, he might be inviting many other physiological problems due to unidentified issues associated with that disease and the side reactions of that medicine due to those unidentified issues.
Therefore, it would also be recommended to make sure that you do not let these life saving drugs become harmful to you. Never rely on self medication and make sure that you always consult a doctor or a physician before taking any medicine. This is one way how you can keep your health and the health of your family safe!

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