Drugs have serious, and sometimes fatal, side effects and too often unintended consequences. But we are sick, and health professionals somehow perform a cost benefit analysis and risk assessment and recommend that we take this drug or that to help us deal with our health condition or else.
Medicine is evolving, medicines are just one variable in a complex medical intervention process and people simply do not behave well or as needed very often.
Like variables that are introduced to repair a broken swiss watch, drugs enter our body system and fix some things yet disturb others.
Medical interventions, as drug therapies, change our blood chemistry and many of the vital functions of our major organs and personal health processes in some way…
As our body systems and organs fail under the weight of heredity, diet, behavior, etc., scientists perform research and through trial and error attempt to produce substances that can be introduced into our sick body systems to address a needed substance or desired cause and effect to make us better.
Our lives and bodies are similar, so research has some success, in a controlled experiment, showing that symptoms can be changed or controlled. However, implementing these medical solutions in the daily routine of our unique yet complex lives is another story.
Diet, exercise and behavior in general are also modified when we become sick and our body changes due to powerful drugs we are advised to take.
As each of us goes through life experiencing disease, we benefit from therapies, if we are “lucky” enough to have access to them, in varying ways.
“Certain statins — the widely used cholesterol-lowering drugs — may increase your chances of developing type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests.
The risk was greatest for patients taking atorvastatin (brand name Lipitor), rosuvastatin (Crestor) and simvastatin (Zocor), the study said.
Focusing on almost 500,000 Ontario residents, researchers …”