I believe the role of medication have taken over America because most people think the only way to get over something is to pop a pill. I also believe it is unfortunate that Americans depend on medication so much that they become addicted to them, then find ways to get the medication to support their addiction even when they are not ill. I do not think Americans even care about the side effects that come with each pill, they just want to relieve the pain/sickness. I believe the “placebo effect” should be in full affect so our country won’t be addicted to taking pills. There are other ways like natural remedies to treat an illness. I believe it says a lot about the citizens of Americans to depend on pills as treatment.
According to The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, acne is a disease that affects the skin’s oil glands. The small holes in your skin (pores) connect to oil glands under the skin. These glands make an oily substance called sebum. The pores connect to the glands by a canal called a follicle. Inside the follicles, oil carries dead skin cells to the surface of the skin. A thin hair also grows through the follicle and out to the skin. When the follicle of a skin gland clogs up, a pimple grows.Most pimples are found on the face, neck, back, chest, and shoulders. Acne is not a serious health threat, but it can cause scars. I chose Acne as a heavily medicalized condition because a lot of Americans deal with this on a daily basis. I have had to deal with Acne back in high school and it was a terrible stage of my life. I began to drink a lot of water and wash my face everyday which cleared my acne up by the time I got to college.