WHAT IS HEALTHY LIFE?
Chronic pain can start from many causes. Often the cause lies in our lifestyle as well as our many habits. Often at work we tend to sit in an improper way or at home we just lie in a position that can have long term harmful effects. One such effect is the emergence of chronic pain. Chronic pain is one where the pain or discomfort lasts for 3-6 months. This can cause a lot of discomfort and make us unable to perform simple daily tasks like brushing or doing our laundry.
With medical science improving, there are now pain medications that help in the treatment of chronic pain. Tramadol is one such pain medication that has helped people fight back chronic pain. Let us see more in detail.
Tramadol is a functional pain medication that has been around for quite some time now. It is an FDA Approved drug, having gained approval for use and sale in many countries including USA, UK and Australia in 2010. It is the generic version of the pain medication Ultram. Though it is useful in treating chronic pain it is also a highly abused drug. So much so that DEA (Drug Enforcement Association) has categorized it as a Schedule IV drug. So it is recommended that the drug should be used with proper care and precaution. The importance of medical assistance should not be neglected.
Chronic pain transmits as electrical signals through the body. Tramadol works by changing the perception of pain and how the body reacts to it. The Tramadol pill enters the body system and attaches it compounds to the synapses of the nerves and this makes the pathway ‘blocked’ in a way. This blocked neural pathway now cannot transmit the electrical signals that travel through the spine and ultimately reach the brain where the brain interprets it as pain.
Tramadol is especially helpful for moderate and moderately severe pain. It also helps in getting relief from the inflammation that comes along with pain.
The medication has come under a lot of bad press off late. People are using the pain medication for their recreational uses and this is putting an impact on their health in the subsequent time. Health worsens and the person becomes dependent on the medication even for the minor pain problems.
Precautions and guidelines
· Always inform your doctor about any medications that you are taking prior to the use of Tramadol. It is also advised to provide your doctor with details of any allergies. This allows the doctor to give you a proper prescribed dose and in the correct strength.
· Never overdose the medication. Always stick to the prescribed dose.
· People with heart, kidney or liver diseases should avoid the drug as it can aggravate their condition even further.
· This medication should be avoided by pregnant and breastfeeding women.
· Anyone under the age of 18 should avoid the drug.
· Never take this medication with alcohol or any other pain medications
Tramadol is a very helpful drug if used with proper care. Providing pain relief to the person is easy when taken properly. As much as it is possible it should be so that the medication is no t abused lest it become a curse rather than the wonderful drug it is.
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