Illness, the state of being unwell, is generally not a pleasant experience. The illness experience, which refers to the way people adjust to changes in their health state, varies among individuals but the common denominator is most persons will seek reversal to their previous apparent state of good health, and in ways that are simple, affordable and one-off in terms of treatment duration and modality. There has been a trend of various products purportedly offering cure to myriads of illnesses but is this  “remedy for all ills” remotely possible? It is important to take a look at the major causative factors of illnesses to determine this. They include:

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    • Infections: these refer to invasion of the body’s tissues by disease-causing microorganisms. Now, the remedy for an infectious illness is dependent on the culpable microorganism, that is not all antimicrobial agents work for every infection, and no single antimicrobial agent work for all infections.
    • Tumours: these are abnormal growths which may affect any tissue. They may be benign(non cancerous) or malignant(cancerous). The causative factors vary and include aging, genetics, tobacco, radiation, some viruses and bacteria, exogenous hormones amongst others. Different tumours have different manifestations depending on the affected organ. Treatment approach also varies for different tumour types. The various options include chemotherapy, radiotherapy, hormonal therapy, surgery, and in fact, masterly inactivity(watchful waiting).
    • Metabolic diseases: these refer to diseases that are due to abnormal chemical reactions in the body. They may manifest at birth or later in life. Abnormal metabolism may involve various substrates with the most common being disorder of glucose metabolism resulting to diabetes mellitus. Other substrates that may be involved include calcium, iron, lipid amongst others. They are a vast array of diseases and may be lifelong. This implies that affected persons might be required to remain on treatment for life. Compliance helps to maintain optimal state while poor compliance leads to recrudescence and relapse.

The above amongst others give a sneak peek into the various causative factors of diseases and a panoramic view of treatment approach. It becomes pretty obvious from the various highlighted mechanisms that one drug won’t cure every disease, considering there are different underlying mechanisms for different diseases.  The best approach to keeping all illnesses away remains prevention. This is achieved by living a healthy lifestyle, routine screening, early diagnosis and treatment compliance. So the next time you’re approached with these “magic pills and potions” preaching one drug cures all, recall the various unrelated causative factors and underlying mechanisms of different diseases and let this guide your decision.

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