Bad Effects of self-medication | Prevention

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According to a physician, Prof. Christy Okoromah, has warned Nigerians concerning self medication as some of the particules  in drug products can harm the heart because of self medication. Okoromah, the Head of Paediatric Cardiology and Infectious Disease department in University of Lagos has said this in Lagos in furtherance of the World Hypertension Day. According to her, many of the drugs Nigerians buy on them selves to practice self medication and take, have the ability to cause persistent hypertension.

Many of  drugs Nigerians and general public  buy on their own and consume without understanding that it can cause consistent hypertension. Self medication like acetaminophen that is  in panadol paracetamol (for instance). Drugs must not be taken carelessly and reluctantly because of its harms to health people buy steroids, they give to asthmatics; it can also cause hypertension. Ibuprofen oral contraceptives which contain estrogen and progesterone can also cause hypertension. harmful

self medication

Looking at most children who take self medication they can equally have hypertension, unfortunately thats not what we are looking for. Many people will be surprise what  concerns children with hypertension,  some of the things that we suppose to amend ,Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) is a common  health condition in which the long term force of the blood against a person’s artery walls is high enough and capable of causing health problems such as heart disease and there is different ways to cure hypertension.

Okoromah, a Consultant and the Director Medical Education Development department of the university, spoke of the important to stop self medication and to make awareness even amongst healthcare professionals, the fact that we need to be examining and checking blood pressure in children properly. It’s not just enough to examine, get a value systolic diastolic because for children, you have to interpret it using their height and their age.

Self medication is a  harmful human behaviour in which an personels uses a substance or any exogenous influence to self-administer treatment for physical or psychological ailments.The most widely self-medicated substances are the drugs individuals bought own there own without the help of a qualified medical consultant and  used to treat common health issues at home as well as dietary supplements. These do not require a doctor’s prescription to get and in some advanced countries they are available in supermarkets and convenience stores.



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