Our bodies are starting to become resistant to antibiotics. What we need to do now is to learn to overcome diseases with natural supports by relying on our defense system, and to put antibiotics into action last...
Medicines used in the treatment of bacterial infections and some parasitic diseases are called antibiotics. Antibiotics are seen as one of the greatest inventions in the field of medicine, according to their first appearance and field of activity. However, this perception has changed a bit recently, and antibiotics and their effectiveness have begun to be questioned. Of course, there are many factors involved...
Penicillin, a type of fungus that was accidentally invented by Alexander Fleming in 1929 and killed harmful bacteria with its defense instinct, broke new ground in the field of health and many epidemics were eliminated with an effective struggle. In the following years, many new antibiotics were developed with this approach and presented to the service of medicine. Today, about 5,000 antibiotics are known. So antibiotics are in their golden age.
The golden age is ending
But don't let these numbers and what has been put forward mislead us. Because we can say that the golden age of antibiotics is about to end. It is important for public health to reveal the reasons for this. It seems the end of the century is coming, and replacement alternatives are yet to be announced. So why did antibiotics, the invention of the ages, come to an end and what should be done next? The end of antibiotics is originally based on two principles. The first is that antibiotics cause harm to the body indiscriminately, and the second is that the effectiveness of antibiotics is lost due to the development of resistance. Antibiotics have an instinctive nature against living things. Although harmful creatures are on target, sometimes this distinction cannot be made completely and the body gets its share from this attack. Especially broad-acting antibiotics are more effective in this regard, and many organs and systems are damaged due to this activity.
If we take a look at the harm that antibiotics cause to the body, the negative effect on the body becomes even clearer. Diarrhea, which occurs with the deterioration of intestinal flora, is the most innocent of these. However, diarrhea, which is seen as simple, can even result in death, especially when seen in children. Another side effect of taking antibiotics is that it affects the activities of our cells that coordinate our defense system, resulting in a lack of defense. Accordingly, new infections are prepared and infections cause more damage to the body.
Allergy and Obesity
Even obesity, which appears to be a disease of our age, has been associated with antibiotic intake in recent studies. Studies have shown that the predisposition to obesity in children who use antibiotics increases significantly. Another danger arising from the use of antibiotics is the increase in allergic diseases. The deterioration of the defense system with antibiotics and the change in body sensitivity are the biggest factors in this. Inappropriate use of antibiotics further increases this danger.
Organ damage due to antibiotics is a serious problem in itself. 25 percent of sudden kidney failures occur due to the use of drugs and antibiotics. Antibiotics are also very effective in the deterioration of the liver, which is an important organ in terms of metabolism. In addition, heart and circulatory problems and related deaths are also frequently seen due to antibiotic intake. There are also some diseases that have been found to be directly related to antibiotic intake. Breast cancer is just one of them.
Another issue that reduces the effectiveness of antibiotics is that disease agents develop resistance to antibiotics. There are many factors in this process. As a result, many effective antibiotics no longer work. So how do antibiotics become ineffective? One of the reasons is the unnecessary use of antibiotics. Antibiotics used irresponsibly without medical supervision create serious problems and result in antibiotic resistance. In the case of resistance development, antibiotic-sensitive bacteria die, while non-susceptible ones continue to live and cause infections.
Through Animal Food
Antibiotics given to food animals also have an active role in the formation of resistance in humans. Because the effect of resistance is transferred to humans with the meat consumed. The use of antibiotics in animals is for commercial purposes rather than just for infection, antibiotics are applied for the growth of animals. This adds to the gravity of the job even more. With the latest regulations, the World Food and Drug Organization (FDA) has banned commercial antibiotic applications. Fortunately, antibiotics will no longer be used for the growth and development of animals, but for the treatment of their diseases. This is a good but late application…
Doesn't Cut When Relaxed
The use of broad-field antibiotics, rather than the relevant antibiotics, in the treatment of infections is another factor in the development of resistance. In addition, not taking antibiotics in the given time is another application that causes resistance development. Antibiotics are not instant intervention drugs like painkillers, so even if the complaints are relieved, antibiotics should be used in the specified period so that the remaining microorganisms do not develop resistance to the antibiotic. The last reason we can talk about is that antibiotics are prescribed very easily by physicians.
What Should Administrative Units Do?
* Physicians and health personnel should be made aware of antibiotics by training and seminars, and social awareness should be created. Thus, the conscious public should consume drugs in necessary and desired amounts, under the supervision of a doctor.
* Antibiotics used in livestock should be limited and their intake should be prohibited, except when necessary.
* Antibiotic applications with high soil mixture should not be allowed in agriculture and livestock applications.
What Should We Do?
* We should definitely not take antibiotics in cases and fevers caused by viruses.
* We must apply the given treatments for the desired time and amount.
* We should avoid the use of preventive and long-term antibiotics.
* We should not randomly use antibiotics in the medicine cabinet at home.
* We should not take antibiotics used by someone else without a doctor's control.
* If we are dealing with livestock, we should not give antibiotics to animals unnecessarily and without veterinary control.