What are the risk factors associated with alternative medicines?

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Before one embarks on the path that eventually leads into the world of alternative medicine or if anyone wants to buy an herbal remedy, it is recommended to investigate the risk factors associated with complementary and alternative medicines (CAM).

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Not all stories of cure are positive so one should envisage the potential risks and costs of alternative medicines before using them. These risk factors sprang by the use of alternative medicines and the criticisms associated with them.

Risk factors and criticism associated with alternative medicines is given as under:

Many nutritional supplements are sold as food products in the market and if these are classified as food products, manufacturers do not need to describe any precautions associated with their use which is illegal and caused many disastrous consequences.Ephedra which is a nutritional supplement and sold as an energy booster and a weight loss treatment but facts have shown that it has caused many deaths.

There are many fanatic patients of alternative medicine who do not seek proper diagnosis by conventional medical treatment until a time comes when one gets too late to recover.

Use of alternative medicines is itself not risky but the way they are prescribed to use is alarming as many practitioners of alternative medicines are not well educated and do not have proper awareness about this aspect of treatment so how they can well advised the patient rather most commonly they treat a patient with improper diagnosis.

Many people think that as herbs are natural products so they are safe but infact, this is not the case. Many herbs are toxic too besides their powerful effects. For example, Ginseng which is a Chinese herb helps to build our immune system but excessive intake can cause body imbalancement which leads to illness.

According to skeptics, the research results on alternative medicine are inconclusive. Some proponents of alternative medicine claim that this method of treatment really works to increase the wellness but how this treatment work is yet unexplained.

Before treatment starts, if the risk factors are kept in mind many dangerous consequences can be avoided.

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