Nowadays, it has become common for people to use pills for every diseases such as cold, fever, cough, diarrhea. If you are the one who consumes pills for any usual disease, then you are doing an injustice to yourself.
What drugs actually do
There are no medicines that “CURE” common or viral diseases like cold, flu, and cough. They don’t do anything else other than blocking your nose with infections inside. Bacteria or some viruses cause high temperature in human body. Once they complete their cycle, people feel better and cured. Indeed, when you consume different syrups, you drink it to reduce cough but nothing else happen other than gaining sugar. If you continue to consume syrups, you will probably end up getting diabetes.
Now you may be thinking, why doctors prescribe medicines then? Often, doctors prescribe some antibiotics for everyday diseases to help their patient to feel better. In some countries like Sri Lanka, doctors prescribe 2 – 6 types of pills so, they can charge their patients. Indeed, for reasons like this many people are used to think that even for common illnesses they must consume 2 – 6 pills a day. Taking medication excessively in cases where a home remedy or rest can work will cause severe damage to your body. Indeed, “Drugs can cause acute renal injury, intra-renal obstruction, interstitial nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and acid-base and fluid electrolytes disorders” said Fatemeh Ghane Shahrbaf, “Drug-induced renal disorders”, 2015.
For example, if you have a slight fever, do not take drugs at first. Wait two or three days and if it will not pass, talk to your doctor. Most of the time, people do not feel good because they did not sleep properly, or your body needs some more rest after a busy week.
All in all, you should take medicines only when it is absolutely necessary; otherwise, you should try to avoid them and use some home remedies or rest. Another thing you need to keep in mind is if you take the same medicine for a long time, the medicine will lose its effectiveness.