Medical Treatment

Without a doubt, healthcare is among the most important sectors of our day. In simple terms, medical treatment is a process applied by health professionals to patients for them to combat diseases or disorders.


Classification of Medical Treatments

When we think of “medical treatment” we think a lot of things from blood tests to mental health counseling. Although, not everything we think of is considered as medical treatment. For example, seeing a doctor or a health care professional for observation and counseling (ex. Counseling for mental health) purposes isn’t considered as medical treatment. Blood tests or any other diagnostic procedures (including submitting prescription medications) are excluded from medical treatments. How about first aid? Would you think of it as a medical treatment? Not really. Any procedure that is labeled as first aid isn’t considered as a medical treatment.

In theory there are three different types of medical treatments.

  1. Curative treatments that cures a patient of an illness
  2. Palliative treatments that relieves the symptoms of an illness
  3. Preventative treatments that avoid the appearance of an illness

OTHER TREATMENTS

There are some methods that can be classified such as medical, surgical or medico techniques that doctors prescribe you with.  Generally, a medical treatment prescribes diet and lifestyle measures, like changing some habits, as well as starting meditation. Some physical therapy, speech therapy, psychiatry, and physiotherapy are considered as medical treatments. Some illnesses require surgical treatment. Certain examinations like radiology and endoscopy are inevitable between traditional treatments and surgery.

There are some other methods a health professional may resort to in order to heal, relieve, or prevent an illness. In any case, it’s of great importance to observe as it is an integral part of treatment, like regularly examining blood pressure, or asking for an X-ray.


What are the different types of Complementary and Alternative Medicine?

Practice of complementary and alternative medicine referred to as CAM involve so many different areas. Furthermore, some many fields that overlap with each other. From young to old, many people use complementary and alternative medicine.

Traditional alternative medicine involves the more mainstream and accepted forms of therapy, such as acupuncture, homeopathy, and Oriental practices. Such therapies and treatments have been practiced for over centuries worldwide. Traditional alternative medicine may include Acupuncture, Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Naturopathy etc.


In the very early days of medical care, touching has been used as medical care. Healing by touch is formed around the idea that an illness or an injury in one area of the body can affect the rest of the body. If manual manipulation can bring other parts to their optimal health, the body can fully focus on healing at the site of injury or illness. Generally, body techniques are combined with mental techniques. Chiropractic and osteopathic medicine, massage, body movement therapies, tai chi and yoga are among this type of treatment.


Dietary products and herbs. From the very early centuries we went from a very simple diet that involves meats, fruits, vegetables, and grains, to a diet that often consists of foods rich in fats, oils, and complex carbohydrates. One of the most common issues of our day is nutritional excess and deficiency, both leading to certain chronic diseases. Dietary supplements, herbal medicine, nutrition/diet are considered as examples.

Even standard or conventional medicine approves the powerful connection between mind and body. There have been studies that proved people heal better if they are in a good place both mentally and emotionally. Meditation, Hypnosis and biofeedback are among the therapies for this category.

Last but not least some people defend that our senses have an impact on our overall health. Therapies incorporating the senses may include art and music, visualization and guided meditations.

What are the medication options?

FDA has approved two medicines for hairloss. They are Minoxidil and Finasteride. Minoxidil is available as a liquid or foam. Can be applied to head twice daily. Finasteride is available as pills and patient can take it daily. Patient needs prescription to take Finasteride.

Which deficiencies cause hairloss?

Vitamin D, Biotin (vitamin B7),Vitamin A, Iron ,Zinc deficiencies cause hairloss. They should be tested if there is a hairloss. And patients may need to take some supplements.

What about Minoxidil?​

Minoxidil is available as a liquid or foam. Can be applied to head twice daily.

What kind of vitamins ,nutrients should I take for hair loss?​

Vitamin A is needed for the growth. Vitamin B especially Biotin is needed for healthy hair growth. Body need vitamin C for creating collagen and it is a part of the hair structure. Iron helps red blood cells to carry oxygen so it is another important supplement for hair loss. Zinc is good and play a important role in tissue growth and repair.

What about Finasteride?

Finasteride is available as pills and patient can take it daily. Patient needs prescription to take Finasteride. If patient decide to take this medicine , he/she needs to take it life-long. Because excessive hair loss seen when somebody start and then stop using it. Also patient should speak about side-effects with doctor before prescribing.

What are the alternative remedies for hair loss?​

Patients have hairless can use some oils like peppermint oil,argan oil, coconut oil. Also saw palmetto can be used as a part of treatment plan. Nuts,eggs,oats include biotin naturally.

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