8 Old-Fashioned Medical Remedies Still Being Sed

Published on 09/18/2020
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8 Old Fashioned Medical Remedies Still Being Sed

8 Old Fashioned Medical Remedies Still Being Sed

The field of medicine has evolved over the 21st century. There had been different methods developed for treating people with various illnesses. While some remedies had been deemed obsolete and replaced with modern methods, there are others that had stood the test of time and still being used. Here are 8 of them.

Leeches

They have been used for over 3000 years since the founding of the Egyptians to treat many neurological disorders. Now water therapy is used because water is cheap and easy to use. They are used after cosmetic surgery and microsurgery. Water combined with antibiotics releases anticoagulant molecules, improves blood circulation and promotes wound healing

Penicillin

This drug was discovered in 1928, which revolutionized the treatment of infections and inspired the development of useful new antibiotics for 100 years. The drug was originally found in Penicillium, which produces penicillin naturally. Due to the lack of dimethyl sulfonamide, it was sometimes even harmful and became increasingly popular at the end of WWII.

Sulfonamides

Gerhard Domagk discoved sulfonamides in 1935. It was the first compound to effectively treat infections. During a manufacturing process in the late 1930s, a chemical was added to sulfonamide that killed dozens of children and adults in the United States and around the world. This forced the Federal government to amend the law in 1938 and required all drugs to be safe before they can be sold.

Aspirin

Aspirin

Aspirin

A pain reliever on the market since 1899. This drug is often called “magic medicine” because of its ability to be used in different situations. Aspirin affects the inflammation, aggregation, or stickiness of platelets. This makes it an important blood thinner in a variety of clotting situations, such as heart attacks or blood clots in the legs. However, the use of this drug in children has proven to be a problem and caused several side effects, so we see that Tylenol is used routinely in children for the same purposes as aspirin.

Nitroglycerin

was first used to treat angina pectoris in 1867. This drug is a very effective drug that can calm the veins and sometimes the arteries leading to the heart to relieve chest pain. It is still used effectively today. It is important to ensure that patients do not retain nitroglycerin for a long time, as this will reduce the effectiveness of the drug. It is recommended that you replace your nitroglycerin tablets approximately every six months to ensure good results.

Insulin

Insulin was first discovered in 1869 and was first used for treating diabetes in humans in 1920. Insulin is the basis for type 1 diabetes. If oral medications are not effective for type 2 diabetes, insulin is also used. Since the original formulation, various forms of insulin have been developed. By slowing down the destructive changes in the blood vessels and other organs of diabetes, the drug has significantly improved the quality of life of patients with diabetes.

Morphine

Morphine is derived from opium and was first sold in 1827 to relieve pain. Morphine is an original synthetic opiate with a powerful analgesic effect. When used correctly, it can improve the quality of life for many pain patients. Morphine is still used today and will continue to be a pain management option in emergency situations (such as after surgery). While the opioid crisis is primarily focused on drugs like fentanyl and oxycodone, the misuse of morphine can lead to dangerous (and even fatal) side effects like fentanyl.

Digitalis

is a drug derived from digitalis. If you see a photo of this plant, you will be amazed at its beauty. Various forms of digitalis (digoxin) are used to treat heart failure, heart rhythm disturbances, and pulmonary hypertension. Digoxin was a popular prescription by physicians from the 1940s to the 1990s. In the 1990s, other, more effective drugs for heart failure and heart rhythm disorders were introduced, and digitalis is no longer available. used in daily practice. However, some doctors believe that small doses of foxglove will improve the well-being of patients with heart disease, so they continue to selectively use the drug. Digoxin requires careful monitoring of its toxicity.

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