Wednesday, 28 March 2018

The Negative Side of Consuming Antibiotics

It's been proven that almost 50% of the antibiotics prescribed for people are unnecessary and is of no use. We are just consuming it because our doctors have prescribed this to us.

But have you ever considered that there are many negative impacts of consuming these antibiotics?

Misuse of Antibiotics is leading to dangerous bacterial resistance all over the world. It's been found out that by 2050, almost 10 million people will die every day due to antimicrobial resistance.

When an antibiotic drug has no longer any effect on the certain type of bacteria, that bacterium is said to be antibiotic resistant.
Resistant bacteria can survive and multiply in the presence of an antibiotic and after growing they can cause severe infections in humans.

The increasing no. of drug-resistant infections results in more-serious illnesses. It is causing more deaths then curable diseases like TB, Cholera etc. It is also resulting in prolonged recovery and frequent hospitalizations.

These are the most commonly prescribed drugs used in human medicines. But we are not understanding a fact here. There is no use of taking such medicines if the illness is curable.

They are good in the short term but in the long run, it is exposing your body to much more deadly illness which can't be treated in the future even if you use any kind of antibiotic drugs.

This medical business is worth Billions of dollars in today's time. Pharmaceuticals companies are ready to pay almost anything to make their medicines more popular despite the fact that they know that some of their drugs can be harmful to persons such as children, elders or pregnant women. A doctor wants you to fall sick so that his business doesn't shut. Ask yourself one thing. If each and every one of us is healthy enough that we don't require to visit doctors, then till how long will they be able to practice their profession?

I'm talking about each and every doctor, but your safety is in your own hands.

Another fact is that :

These antibiotics cannot differentiate between good and bad bacteria and their misuse or overuse can upset your sensitive gut flora. To add the icing on the cake, these antibiotics can even wipe out good bacteria that support immunity and digestion in your body.

They can transfer their resistance property to other bacteria and this is how overuse of it turns good bacterias into bad microbes.

Overusing can also lead to fatal diarrhoea in children. When they are given antibiotics for common cold and cough, they become vulnerable to a resistant bacterium called Clostridium which can lead to diarrhoea.

Only appropriate use of it can improve the effectiveness of antibiotics.

It is only advisable to only take them for bacterial infections. They are not very much effective against the common cold so only use it when it is strictly advisable by your doctor.

One thing which should be kept in mind is that once taken, you should always complete full course as Stopping treatment early can promote the growth of drug-resistant bacteria.

Physicians should avoid over-prescription of it and also as an able and well aware citizen you should be very aware of the disadvantages which these antibiotics can lead to.