Treatments are the interventions or therapies that are used to cure or manage a disease, illness, or injury. They can be medical, surgical, or complementary and alternative.
Medical treatments include drugs, surgery, radiation therapy, and other procedures. Surgical treatments are used to remove or repair damaged tissue. Radiation therapy uses high-energy beams to kill cancer cells. Drugs can be used to treat a wide variety of diseases, including infections, pain, and mental health conditions.
Complementary and alternative treatments (CAM) are used alongside or instead of traditional medical treatments. CAM therapies include acupuncture, massage therapy, and herbal remedies.
The best treatment for a particular condition will vary depending on the individual patient and the severity of their illness. Patients should work with their doctor to develop a treatment plan that is right for them.
Here are some specific examples of treatments:
Treatments can have side effects, so it is important to talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of each treatment option.