Med­i­ca­tions and manag­ing symp­toms

Myrtleford Times - - Regional Extra -

HAVE you ever been in a po­si­tion where you have a symp­tom; let’s say re­flux, and you have taken a pre­scrip­tion med­i­ca­tion for it, only to find that months later you come off it to find your re­flux is still there?

Or have you been pre­scribed one med­i­ca­tion only to find that months later you need an­other to treat the side ef­fect of the pre­vi­ous med­i­ca­tion?

Yes? Then this is where nat­u­ral medicine can help.

As univer­sity trained natur­opaths we ex­plore why your body is re­act­ing in a cer­tain way, for ex­am­ple: why has your blood pres­sure sud­denly spiked, why do you still have re­flux etc.

Pre­scribed med­i­ca­tion can be life­sav­ing and im­prove the qual­ity of life in some clients.

How­ever, some med­i­ca­tions are of­ten pre­scribed without an “end” time or without check-ups to see if they are working.

This is not an ideal pre­scrip­tion.

Some med­i­ca­tions have side ef­fects that re­sult in nu­tri­tional de­fi­cien­cies.

The most com­mon we see in prac­tice are Sul­fasalazine (for bowel in­flam­ma­tion), Nex­ium, Zan­tac, So­mac (for re­flux), long term an­tibi­otic use (for acne), an­tide­pres­sants, Met­formin (blood sugar con­trol), an­ti­his­tamines, blood pres­sure med­i­ca­tions, an­ti­in­flam­ma­tory, choles­terol low­er­ing med­i­ca­tions, steroids, di­uret­ics, lax­a­tives ( Me­ta­mu­cil, Dul­co­lax, Senna and Coloxyl).

These nu­tri­tional de­fi­cien­cies in many cases make the symp­tom or dis­ease worse and can lead to the devel­op­ment of an­other symp­tom or dis­ease.

If you would like help learn­ing why your body is re­act­ing the way it is, while learn­ing how to man­age your health then con­tact us today.

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ACHIEV­ING BAL­ANCE: Natur­opaths ad­vise keep­ing a close eye on your over­all health while tak­ing med­i­ca­tion.


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