Medications are taken for illnesses, disorders, weight loss, nutritional deficiencies, stress, lack of sleep and anxiety. Each medication comes with its own set of side effects that can affect an individual in various ways. Latest studies put forth the fact that, over-the-counter medications prescribed for pain relief might influence an individual’s response to emotions and affect information processing.
The study showed that such medications might influence:
Physical pain is experienced at the site of injury, but registration of the pain is in the brain. The same holds good in the case of emotional distress too. While we say that I am heartbroken, the message is actually from the brain. We need to be cautious while taking any medication and ensure to never take one without doctor’s recommendation.
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Dietitian & Nutritionist Dr. Nafeesa Imteyaz.