Medical and surgical practices have undergone a number of modification processes to improve quality and standard.
From one Century to the other, the quality of healthcare delivery all over the world is sophisticated and elegant.
Studies are constantly being carried out to understand and establish different forms of healthcare delivery and subsequent application.
As a result, drugs, equipment, code of conduct, facilities, knowledge and skills have improved/changed for efficiency sake.
Traditional Medicine can be defined as the use of cultural procedures and natural products to improve health or cure a disease.
It is the genesis of healthcare services and delivery. Every culture all over the world has its unique/peculiar traditional practices that has been in use for centuries.
Modern Medicine on the other hand, is the use of technologically advanced methods and products to improve health or cure a disease.
ADVANTAGES AND LIMITATIONS OF HERBAL DRUGS
Concussions and balms from plants and plant products are the primary pharmaceutical counterparts in traditional medicine. They have been effective, efficient, easy to make/use, almost always readily available and cost effective.
Preparations and applications are basic, understandable and reproducible without supervision. Though these merits extensively outshines those of modern medicine by millions of cubits, the fears are grievous.
Side/adverse effects are the principal concerns with profound considerations. These effects result from the unwanted component materials of the herbs used.
Although, not all component of a herb produce effect, the ones that do, aside the active and wanted components, cause unintended effects.
Unintended effects from unwanted but natural component(s) of a herb is the culprit of most of the side effects seen. Overtime or immediately, they can create a biochemical imbalance in multiple organs and eventually lead to death.
Ignorance of these components puts the use of herbs at a completely risky edge.
Another disadvantage is lack of dosage system. The measure of how much of the herb should be consumed per time.
This is an important aspect of prescription because it helps to eliminate overloading of the body.
Because drugs are as foreign to the body as the disease is, care must be taken about the amount ingested.
ADVANTAGES OF MODERN DRUGS OVER TRADITIONAL
Firstly, researches have established the effect of drugs on targeted disease conditions and outcomes. Conclusions from these studies birth the diverse modifications of drug into tablets, suppositories, injectables, inhaled and so on.
Therefore, the faster a drug can get to site of action, the faster it can resolve the inciting conditions and bring relief.
The beauty of the rapidity of these agents is nothing compared to the dosage that is advised and the industrial process of extraction of unwanted components from its parent source which it has undergone.
Active components have been extracted and processed via chemical and biochemical testing and modifications
As a result, the drug is safe from unwanted components and unintended effects, there are no double/triple effects from the same drug on different and unrelated sites.
Secondly, dosage system is used to eliminate or reduce the probability of exposure to dangerous effects of the active ingredient.
The higher the amount of the active agent, the more the effects on target site.
The industrial or Modern Drug treatment option has its disadvantages and would have been better replaced by the traditional but the limitations above puts it as an even more dangerous substitute.
Traditional concussions are successful, so are modern means, but the disadvantages are the magnification of the need to subscribe to the modern methods.
Kidney failure, Heart Problems, Liver diseases and Neurological complications are more in the wake of concussions than tablets.
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