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Submitted By Alexis-Westphal
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If you were in chronic pain, would you choose pharmaceutical or herbal drugs to help you ease your pain? More and more people are considering natural alternatives to prescribed medicine. Many serious side effects are rare; many people do not want to take a chance with prescribed medication. This has led to an increase in the purchase of natural alternatives. Comparing natural alternatives to prescribed medication can help a doctor to determine which route is best for the patient.
Herbal meds have multiple positive traits, such as a remarkably low death rate. Herbal medicine is used to treat many conditions, such as asthma, eczema, premenstrual syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, migraine, menopausal symptoms, chronic fatigue, irritable bowel syndrome, and cancer. F.P.I has done studies over herbal addiction before releasing herbal meds into the community for medication. The results show that 10%/28% of long term users will grow dependent on it. Even with high percentages, herbs are one of the least addictive medications that are on the market.
Herbal medication also has some negative effects. Herbal meds does not help with severe medical issues. When you catch the flu or have a neurological disorder, natural herbs will not be as affect as pharmaceutical meds.
Pharmaceutical drugs are a blessing in many ways. As doctors, it must be an overwhelming feeling to be able to give a patient a new medication that may improve their lives in some way. For someone ill, it may mean giving them hope to fight an illness for the first time. Pharmaceutical helps treat a variety of diseases, saving hundreds if not thousands, of lives a year. Today people survive infections, and cancer is often cured with the help of pharmaceutical drugs. The…