Understanding Allopath and How It Works
What is Allopath?
Allopath is termed as the modern method of medication. It is also considered as the world’s largest medication system and is practised worldwide. Allopath is also known as conventional medicine, western medicine, biomedicine, mainstream medicine and many other such terms.
Difference between Allopath and Homeopath
While homeopathy works on the principle of “like cures like”, Allopath works by treating the symptoms of a disease with something that is opposite to the symptom. Also, while allopath is all about globules of glucose, allopath treatment is mainly carried through medication, surgery, therapies and education.
Types of Allopath Medicines
Allopathic doctors, also known as mainstream doctors, use a wide range of medicines to treat an illness, infection or disease. The majority of drugs include:
a. Antibiotics: Amoxicillin, Penicillin, Augmentis etc.
b. Diabetic drugs: Sistagilptin, DPP-4, Metformin etc.
c. Chemotherapy: for tumors and cancers.
d. Blood Pressure drugs: Ace inhibitors, diuretics, beta-blockers etc.
e. Migraine Medicines: to treat migraine.
Allopath also has drugs which work when our body fails to produce certain enzymes such as:
There are also OTC medicines which are very effecting in curing physical and mental disorders such as:
a. Pain Killers: Aspirin, Ibuprofen.
b. Cough Suppressants
c. Antibiotic Ointment
d. Muscle relaxers
Other types of treatment include surgery and radiation.
Allopath is perhaps the only medication system in the world in which there are also medicines, most commonly known as vaccines, which are supplied in the human body long before the disease even surfaces. It has played a major role in eliminating a large number of deadly diseases in the world.
Prevention care focuses on the creation of antibodies in our body by injecting a very small amount of disease-causing micro-organisms. These antibodies remember the disease and are ready to fight when the real attack occurs.
Prevention care includes:
a. Vaccination: for life-threatening diseases like Cholera, Chickenpox, measles, tetanus, hepatitis, polio etc.
b. Prophylactic Antibiotics: for preventing infections arising from surgery or wound.
c. Blood pressure medicines: to prevent heart diseases and strokes.
d. Pre-diabetic medicines: to prevent diabetes.
Does Allopath Work?
Though debates and controversies arise from time to time, yet Allopath is an evidence-based medication system. Every allopathic medicine has a chemical composition which either kills the disease-causing agents or competes with them to get to the receptor sites. In short, allopathic medicine can be described in terms of how they will actually work… something which is not found in homeopath.
Every country has a national level Association to regulate the research and practice of allopath medicines.
Do Allopathic Medicines have Side-Effects?
While Homeopath is known to cause almost no side-effects, allopathic medicines have significant side-effects. Allopathic medicines are chemicals, and when consumed in large quantities, they can become life-threatening. This is the reason why allopathic doctors are monitored strictly and any medicine is brought into use only after intense research.
Allopath has a cure for all types of diseases, but these medicines should be consumed only after consultation from an expert professional.