Health care products- An introduction

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Health care products are made especially with an aim of reaching universal health coverage, proving to be essential for addressing health problems, and improving the overall quality of life for all humanity. Health care products are a vital component in the prevention diagnosis, and treatment of diseases and greatly aid in lessening functional deficiency and disabilities.

The importance of health care products has increased even more over the years, as the medical industry has constantly been improving. Medical students and learners have to study the human body in detail, which is almost close to impossible to do on a real human, as it can turn out to be fatal, considering the delicacy of the human body.

Medicines are the most commonly used healthcare products today. They are chemicals and compounds used to halt, cure or prevent diseases. Health care products like medicines also help in easing symptoms and the diagnosis of different illnesses. Further advancements in medications enable doctors to cure diseases and save any lives that may be at cost.

In the millennial age, medicines come from a wide variety of sources. Many of them are developed from various substances found naturally and till today, many of them are extracted from plants. Some healthcare products are manufactured in a controlled environment like a lab by mixing different chemicals, although some of them like penicillin are the byproducts of organisms such as fungus. Another process used in which genes are inserted into bacteria that causes them to produce the desired substance biologically engineers a few of them.

When you about medicines although, you might think it’s only pills we are talking about. Although, healthcare products are designed and can be found in many ways like:

- Liquids that can be swallowed/ ingested, like a cough syrup for example.

- Drops that can be ingested, or put into eyes or ears.

- Gels, creams or ointments rubbed onto the skin.

- Inhalers, like asthma inhalers or nasal sprays.

- Patches that can be stuck on the skin, mostly known as transdermal patches

- Tablets that can be placed under the tongue. These medicines are known as sublingual medicines and the medication is absorbed into blood vessels so that it can enter the bloodstream.

- Injections or intravenous medicines. 

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