The popularity of medical care is on the rise.
And that’s according to a new study from National Geographic that surveyed doctors across the United States to find out which of the most commonly used medical treatments is on top of the charts.
The study, which was published in the journal Medical Care, found that the top five treatments were:A.
heart surgery: The procedure that replaces a heart and creates an artificial heart.
B. diabetes medication: It is used to treat diabetes.
C. colon surgery: It uses a procedure that breaks up the intestinal lining and can treat certain cancers.
D. brain surgery: This procedure uses a device that inserts a tiny electrode inside the brain.
E. chemotherapy: This medication helps treat cancer.
F. high-dose antibiotics: These drugs can be used to kill bacteria in the gut.
G. radiation therapy: This treatment is usually used in patients with cancer, and it is used for treating the immune system.
H. surgery on the head: This surgery is used in some people with severe headaches and other symptoms, and is often used in people with Parkinson’s disease.
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I. high dose antidepressants: These are drugs used to help treat depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder.
J. cancer drugs: These medicines are used to control certain types of cancer.
K. neurosurgery: This is a type of surgery used to remove tumors and help relieve pain.
L. sleep drugs: This drug is used as a sleep aid.
M. eye surgery: These surgeries are usually done to treat macular degeneration and other eye conditions.
N. acupuncture: This form of medical treatment uses acupuncture needles to improve circulation.
O. acupuncture in conjunction with acupuncture: These treatments are usually used with a complementary medicine.
P. vitamin supplements: These supplements help people to live longer.
Q. exercise: This medical treatment helps people to burn more calories.
R. weight loss: This therapy helps people lose weight.
S. diabetes drugs: Some of these medications are used for people with type 2 diabetes.
T. cancer treatments: These include breast cancer and prostate cancer.
U. heart treatment: This medicine helps people with heart problems.
V. high dosage antidepressants: This includes antidepressants, mood stabilizers, antipsychotics, and sleeping pills.
This is not a complete list of the top 10 treatments in the study, and you can also check out the study at the National Geographic.