How to manage with Homeopathy?
With the increase in pollution levels, stress and more and more people living a sedentary lifestyle, the use of antibiotics have become commonplace. Today, many people do not even wait to consult a doctor before popping a pill. Antibiotics may relieve your symptoms and make you feel better soon but are this all they do? Recent studies have shown that the long-term and frequent use of antibiotics can have a number of negative side-effects on our health.
One of the most common side-effects of antibiotics is lowered immunity. Instead of working with the body’s immune system, antibiotics override this system and hence weaken it in the long run. Antibiotics do not differentiate between good bacteria and bad bacteria and remove both from our system. In some cases, antibiotics can even make good bacteria act like bad bacteria. They also disturb the digestive system. Both constipation and diarrhoea are common complaints expressed by patients taking antibiotics.
One way to deal with these side-effects is to take even more antibiotic medication that treats the side effects. However, in the long run, these may have side effects of their own. Many times, we do not realize the effect these medications have on our bodies until much later. A better alternative would be to turn towards holistic forms of medication such as homoeopathy.
Homoeopathy is favoured for a number of reasons. It does not look only at the symptoms presented but looks at the patients overall physical, mental and emotional health. The patient’s age and gender can also play a role in determining the best remedy for him or her. Thus, though two people may have a similar complaint, they may be prescribed a completely different medication. Homoeopathic remedies are usually prescribed in low dosages and have negligible side effects. Unlike antibiotics, these medications work to strengthen the immune system and help the body fight against bacteria and viruses on its own.
Homoeopathy can also help relieve side effects caused by the consumption of antibiotics. Some of the common homoeopathic remedies for this include Nux Vomica, Sulphur, Hepar Sulph, and Acid Nitricum. The ideal remedy depends on the antibiotic that caused the distress and the symptoms being experienced among other things.
Hence, it is not advised to self-medicate. Instead, consult a homoeopathic doctor who can help prescribe the perfect medication. Along with the right remedy, a doctor will also be able to suggest the right potency and frequency of the medication.