Many of these issues are managed by pharmacological therapies. In the case of diabetes and heart disease, medication such as statins or blood thinners is used. Cancer treatment includes chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Mental health issues are treated with antidepressants, anti-anxiety medication and antibiotics.
In the case of pharmacology, culture and tradition can be important. Other cultures might prefer traditional healing methods and remedies over pharmaceutical treatments. Others may trust Western medicine more and embrace it readily. Some cultures may stigmatize or perceive certain medicines as harmful while others may see them as essential for treating a condition. Also, cultural values and beliefs can influence adherence to pharmacological therapy or the willingness to begin treatment. It’s important for healthcare providers to understand and respect these cultural beliefs and practices when working with patients to manage their health concerns and issues.