What is self medication

Self-medication is a human behavior in which an individual uses a substance or any exogenous influence to self-administer treatment for physical or psychological ailments. In simple words, self medication is the self-consuming of medication without getting advice from a physician for either diagnosis or treatment.

Potential risks of self medication  include:

  • wrong self-diagnosis
  • delays in seeking medical advice when urgently needed
  • infrequent but severe adverse reactions
  • dangerous drug interactions
  • incorrect manner of administration,
  • incorrect dosage
  • incorrect choice of therapy
  • masking of a severe disease
  • risk of dependence and abuse

The human body give out symptoms when there are underlying illnesses or disease conditions and without proper tests and diagnosis taking medications as it relates to these symptoms could be devastating and life threatening. This is because initial symptoms that look milf may be precursors of sever underlying conditions which if not detected early can destroy the normal functioning of the body hence leading do severe sickness or disease conditions and even loss of life

It is Safe to get proper diagnosis before taking any drug

At Lana hospital, we take your health very seriously hence we do proper examination and diagnosis ensuring you get the needed and appropriate medical care

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