There are several different types of medicines in the drug industry available today that can help cure almost any disease. You can find antibiotics to help you fight off colds and infections and pain killers to relieve pain anywhere on your body. Whether that’s a muscle you pulled while you were working hard at the gym or a headache you got from staying up too late. But since all of these medicines are so readily available, even though they are all essentially some form of drugs, we carelessly ingest them to experience immediate relief. But do we think about the harmful ingredients present in some of these different types of medicine? Read to below to know about some of the harmful things medicines can do.
Some medicines contain alcohol
Medicines such as cough syrups or even some painkillers can sometimes contain high concentrations of alcohol, and especially since cough syrups are mostly taken by children this can be even more harmful. The high alcohol content in some medicines can make you sleepy, drowsy, or lightheaded. They can even make it hard for you to concentrate and focus and this is extremely dangerous if you are driving after having these types of medicine. The worst part of all of this is that the patient probably has no idea when they are taking their medicine that it will have such side effects or that it even contains harmful ingredients such as alcohol. So if you are experiencing chronic pain, do not take pain killers every day. Instead, try visiting a trusted chiropractic who will help you alleviate these pains without the use of harmful medicines.
Make you gain weight
Certain prescription drugs prescribed for hormone regulation can actually cause you to gain weight. And not everyone reacts well to weight gain, especially since the type of weight gain caused by these medicines are not subtle. Some people can gain up to 15 pounds per month, but you cannot suddenly stop taking these medicines either as they can cause severe withdrawal symptoms. Contraceptives are commonly known to make some people gain a large amount of weight and due to this, when the overweight individual is later trying to get pregnant, they are unhealthy and might have to resort to acupuncture fertility because of their fertility problems.
Some medicines that have been formulated to help with mood disorders such as mania and depression, help alter and regulate brain chemicals, but taking these can sometimes actually make things worse, since not all the different ingredients will work well with everyone’s bodies. Birth control pills can also have this effect on some people. And since a lot of people start contraceptive pills when they are young, they might just assume they suffer from depression, not knowing that it is their contraceptive causing them to feel moody and down all the time.