…Share your med­i­ca­tion with your health prac­ti­tioner, Dr Zwane ad­vises

Observer on Saturday - - News -

Dr Zwane warned ev­ery pa­tient in the coun­try to share their other med­i­ca­tion with health per­son­nel.

Dr Zwane said it was very im­per­a­tive for all pa­tients to share their other med­i­ca­tions with health per­son­nel in a bid to min­imise risks associated with the liver be­ing dam­aged.

“The chal­lenge we have is so many peo­ple who try ev­ery­thing when they are sick.

“It’s im­por­tant to share all med­i­ca­tions one is us­ing to pro­tect their health, by shar­ing in­for­ma­tion with the health prac­ti­tioner one can avoid com­pli­ca­tions such as the liver fail­ure.” The liver's main job is to fil­ter the blood com­ing from the di­ges­tive tract, be­fore pass­ing it to the rest of the body. The liver also detox­i­fies chem­i­cals and metabolises drugs.

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“As it does so, the liver se­cretes bile that ends up back in the in­testines. The liver also makes pro­teins im­por­tant for blood clot­ting and other func­tions.

Dr Zwane pleaded for hon­esty from clients in re­veal­ing any other drugs or med­i­ca­tion they are tak­ing when they seek help in another in­sti­tu­tion for the pur­pose of the health prac­ti­tioner to de­ter­mine dosage that can­not de­stroy the liver.

Dr Zwane said; “Some med­i­ca­tions are too heavy for the liver. It is there­fore ad­vis­able to dis­close all med­i­ca­tions you are cur­rently tak­ing even if you are on an­tiretro­vi­ral treat­ment, re­veal that to the pro­fes­sional in an ef­fort to help di­ag­nose the right amount that can be han­dled by the liver.”

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