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