It is a worldwide phenomenon that once you’re taking a medication to cure a particular problem, you will also be taking medications for the side effects. If you take too many pills and get addicted for a medication, you have a pill to help you stop taking that medication which is known as the “Drug Cascade” in the medical world.
In one of the recently published article in Time Magazine, “Roughly 91 Americans are dropping dead every day of opioid (medicine) overdoses — in their homes, in their cars”. There are so many drugs that people consume for their primary purposes of curing one problem however when you look at the side effects, seldom people care about the side effects because cognitively people tend to find solution that cures the main problem.
For example, there are potential side effects from Opioids (pain medications):
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We have all consulted doctor for healthcare needs in our life time. How many times have we felt good when we walked out of that clinic? uhhhh… more than satisfied visit, we are filled with anxiety, stress, unclear healthcare problems, I wish I had more time with doctor, oh I missed asking him this, that etc. As we know our minds travel faster than speed of a light, we tend to over think about a health problem because it is something that affects your body, and mind. What if this was for your dear loved ones, then your stress increases significantly.
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We all know that we expect a perfect world that consists only the best, access to best healthcare, access to affordable healthcare, and get the right healthcare. Expecting is the human’s innate quality but are we getting all of that, ironically no. Our research indicates an unfortunate impact on patient care influenced by healthcare systems with lacking investments, unregulated health laws and policies, patient exploitation leading to miss-diagnosis of healthcare problem.
Arguably the most serious impact from this is the needless suffering of patients and ultimately the loss of life from treatable and preventable conditions. As we all know “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is a thought provoking phrase that we have to imbibe in our life. According to WHO “Prevention is better than cure” says Romanian doctors. An epidemic of noncommunicable disease is sweeping Romania. The root cause was traced back to a missed diagnosis when a female aged 75 consulted general practitioner twice complaining her problems. The General Practitioner told that there was nothing to be worried about. Shortly after that she had her first stroke, later on second stroke with a following hospitalization. Reference
We have heard similar stories within our own family, or from a friend or from a far relative who have been victim of miss-diagnoses. What if there was an opportunity for each one to seek second opinion.
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