Welcome to the Top Site in Self-Care
You must be interested in the new concept of self-care. And as you begin this journey you will be glad to know that you have entered the best educational site for this information.
Medications, Sources and their Cost
First, this is not a new concept at all. Our great-grandmothers, grandmothers and to a small extent our mothers practiced this also. Do you think there were doctors out there on the prairie when the settlers first crossed the plains? Do you know that one of the most used cardiac medications, digoxin, is also one of the oldest? Do you know that it comes from the pretty fox glove plant? Many of our medications have their roots in the plant world.
Things have changed and our medications are now put into pills and liquids for us. Just to keep up with the literature on prescription drugs is almost a full time job for physicians, especially the family physician. It is no wonder that a family physician does not have the time to educate himself or herself with the explosion that is now the over the counter medication field.
Medical insurance is expensive, and for many of us, unattainable. Most insurance is linked to our jobs. So when you lose your job, or your position is down-sized, many no longer have it for themselves or their families. And those who do have insurance may have a policy that does not also include their families. Even with it, co-pays for doctors and prescriptions are high, especially when one has several prescriptions to purchase.
How Our Site Will Assist You
There are many simple ailments that we encounter frequently that do not necessitate a physician’s intervention. Consider the simple sunburn. Consider that chronic back ache, upper respiratory infection or simple rashes that you have endured over and over. No doubt you could handle all of those things on your own, if only you knew how. And we are the people to guide you on your quest for the correct information. We have broken down our site into easily understandable pieces. You need to know a bit about anatomy and physiology so as to know how the body functions. Don’t worry; it will be in a simple language. We will present to you signs and symptoms so you can identify the problem. And finally medications that should cure your problems will be presented. But we go one step further in giving you a blueprint to a cure. This blue print will enable you to realize when your healing is not being attained in a timely manner. Usually most of us respond to treatment without a problem. But the possibility of a secondary infection or some of problem cropping up cannot always be anticipated. We give you the information needed so you will know when the services of a medical person may be necessary.
A Case Example
We would like to give you an example of how self-care and our web site could help you diagnosis and treat a problem. You have a vaginal discharge. This is not the first time and may not be the last time you will have this problem. You went to your physician last year with similar symptoms; he gave you the correct diagnosis of a yeast infection and provided you with a prescription for a medication that cleared up the infection in no time at all. Now you find yourself experiencing the same symptoms. Do you need to make another Doctor’s appointment? You try but find you would have to wait three days for one, but you are sick today, not three days from now. Instead you check the web and click on our site. You click on the appropriate category, follow the instructions that lead you to the signs and symptoms, and make your own diagnosis. You then follow that to the list of medications most advantageous for your problem, and again you make your choice. That was easy, wasn’t it? If the name of the over the counter medication you have chosen for yourself sounds familiar you are probably correct. This is the same medication that you obtained with a written prescription from your doctor.
Our Pledge to You
We intend to be the best resource on the internet when it comes to giving the public a complete medical education. Don’t worry; there won’t be any big words you won’t understand. We have the resources of the best medical experts and when you add the pharmaceutical research we have done, the result is a complete library of medical information. We hope you will take the time today to investigate closely what we have to offer. A good idea would be to bookmark this page. It is our intention to continually update and improve this site, and we would very much like to have you and your family onboard with us.