The Dark Side of Medicine –
The dangers of prescription drugs are not widely known. There is a lot of misinformation surrounding prescription drugs which leads to misconceptions about their dangers.
However, it is important for everyone to be aware that the side effects of these drugs can range from minor to very serious, and when taken in combination with other medications,
they can lead to reactions that could cause permanent health damage or even death.
Introduction to the Dark Side of Medicine
There’s a Reason “Side Effects” is in the Name
There’s a reason that “side effects” is in the name- because they are a very common and unpleasant side effect of many medications.
Allergic reactions, shortness of breath, insomnia, and nausea are just some of the side effects that could occur when taking this medication.
Some people believe that there is a connection between mood, emotion, and lifestyle, and mental illness for adults.
However, the research is inconclusive. More studies are being done on this topic.
Drug to Drug Side effects
Drugs are used to control or cure a disease. However, the drugs used may have side effects on other drugs that are taken. These side effects can be either beneficial or harmful.
The drug-to-drug side effects are one of the most important things that people need to know when they’re taking medicines.
The side effects can vary from person to person, and there’s no telling who will develop them if they take two types of medicines at the same time.
The doctor will then decide whether it’s safe for a patient to take both drugs together and what dosage they need in order to avoid developing these side effects.
Patients should be monitored closely throughout the co-administration of both drugs.
Drug to food side effects
The side effects of drugs and food are different and need to be addressed differently.
In the case of drugs, they are usually biological and chemical – meaning they might cause nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.
On the other hand, food side effects can be physical or psychological – meaning they might cause high blood pressure, headaches, or dizziness.
The consequences of drug side effects can range from mild to severe and even life-threatening (i.e., a heart attack). On the other hand, food side effects usually just last for a short amount of time.
The drugs which are habit-forming which attack indirectly
It is said by scientists that the brain releases dopamine when we experience something pleasurable. This is what makes it difficult for addicts to quit on their own because they are constantly seeking out this feeling of pleasure.
The more we come across something, the easier it becomes for our brain to process and remembers that stimuli, making us want to do it again and again. This effect is called “habituation,” which can occur after a few days or even in minutes.
A study was done where rats were given sugar water but were only able to drink this amount at fixed intervals. The rats quickly became addicted to drinking this water close to when they could have their next drink.
They associated sugar water with pleasure and so they found themselves always wanting more sugar water.
How medicines affect emotions
Some medicines can have a negative impact on our emotions. For example, certain antidepressants can make us feel more apathetic and less happy.
In some cases, the medicine may be the cause of a person’s emotional problems. The side effects of some medicines may affect the way we think and feel to the point that they no longer want to take their medication anymore.
When people get depressed, it is often due to a chemical imbalance in their brain that has been triggered by an outside factor such as diet or stress.
That being said, there is no cure for depression per se – it is ultimately up to the individual to figure out what triggers their depression so they can do something about it.