Health is the greatest assets a person possesses. It is an important gift by nature to us. Health is precious and every one must look after it carefully. Diseases are the worst enemies of good health. There are various kinds of bacteria and viruses in the atmosphere which can attack man and make him ill. How could diseases be kept away? The best way to do so is by preventing these diseases from affecting us. It is judicious to prevent a disease rather than trying to cure it once it has already affected a person.
Many medicines have been invented for the cure of almost every disease. Drugs like aspirin and penicillin, etc. have been used by doctors all over the world to cure influenza, malaria and other disease that affect a person. Antibiotics are given by doctors to fight serious infections. However, these are all cures that lead to various damages to the body as they have a weakening effect on the body. Hence it has often been advised that an overdose of medicines should be avoided. In fact, as far as possible, one should let nature find its own ways of curing the patient and medicines should be taken only when the patient is suffering from a fierce attack of some disease.
Self-medication must be avoided. We must prevent any disease from attacking us by eating nutritious food and building up our resistance to such diseases causing bacteria. Regular exercise, plenty of fresh filtered water, fruits, etc. can be used to prevent diseases from coming close to us. We must be careful about the cleanliness of the water we drink because many diseases are borne by water. Sugar and salt must always be taken in limited amounts and we should stay away from spicy and fried food.
One must make all these efforts of protecting oneself from disease.