It’s surprising to know that majority of people in America self medicate, by that I mean they do not consult any medical doctor or physician every time they buy or take medicine. Welcome to my website, my names are Ruben Whaley and I am 23 years old from Kentwood, Michigan. I am about to graduate from Michigan state university with a bachelor of business administration degree of which I majored in finance. I am the first born in my family and because of that I have been given massive responsibility in my family, not in the sense of providing for them financially, but the responsibility of being a good role model to my younger siblings. I have a younger brother who is 16 years old in high school and a younger sister who is 12 years old in middle school. Reason why I have explained things about myself and my family in details is because I believe in life one can’t afford to not pay attention to details. Like for instance, it is said that a pilot not paying attention to details like ignoring a loose nut say in the main entrance door of the aero plane can make a whole Boeing 707 jet crash. Since a plane experiences great pressure when up in the sky, its been proven that a small hole the size of a nut on the body of a plane can lead to the passage of air with lots of pressure into the plane which would lead to an imbalance of the whole plain and thus bring it down.
The main topic of discussion here is the importance of consulting doctors when it comes to taking medication when one is ill, or in other words I am going to explain why somebody should not self medicate, I am not in the medical profession and so if you need professional advice about what I am saying, then visit a professional. I am just airing my views here and if you feel like expressing yourself then contribute to this topic and get in touch with me, even if the information you have contradicts what I am saying. I was just using the above examples to show how important it is to pay attention to details since when it comes to medicine; one should pay attention to detail as can be. Just a small mistake of using the wrong medicine can be fatal or worsen someone’s situation. I have heard of people who were sick and went to buy medicine over the counter without consulting doctors only to get worse and even die sometimes, not because of their disease but because of the medicines they consumed. This act of buying over the counter is tolerated by pharmacists who know very well they are not supposed to sell medicine to people without doctor’s prescriptions.
One important disadvantage of self medicating is a person is not able to buy the right medicine to cure an ailment since that person is not qualified enough. Two, is that it is against in many states across America for a pharmacists to sell drugs to someone without doctors prescriptions. Thirdly, it is important to consult a doctor and not self medicate because health is the greatest wealth someone can have. Consuming any medicine can lead to deteriorating of ones health since drugs are toxic chemicals. Kindly let me know what you think about self medicating.