Antibiotic resistance is one of the causative factors of worsening condition that many people have no knowledge about.
According to World Health Organization antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health, food security, and development today.
And it leads to higher medical costs prolonged hospital stays and increase mortality.
What Is Antibiotic Resistance?
Antibiotic resistance is a condition in which microbes in your body, such as bacteria builds a defense against antibiotic drugs that is used to treat them, thereby making it possible for the bacteria to keep growing which may also cause other medications not to work.
Imagine what would happen if antibiotics stopped working against infectious diseases. When antibiotics are used for a long time, it makes the disease causing microorganisms develop a defense against the action of these antibiotics, thereby, becoming totally unresponsive to medications.
Superbugs – Bacteria Are Learning How to Defeat Antibiotics
First true antibiotic penicillin was discovered by Alexanark in field of medicine, and that led to the introduction of ander Fleming in 1928. The discovery of penicillin creates a landmtibiotics which greatly reduced the number of people dying from infection diseases. But sadly as the time pass by, resistance against bacteria developed due to excessive use and misuse of antibiotics. Alexander Fleming was sure that some bacteria would learn how to overcome the action of antibiotics. In Fleming’s words, “there is a danger that microbes will be educated to defeat antibiotics.”
Many scientists are calling these microbes ‘the superbug’. MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus) and E. coli are a couple of well-known superbugs (bacteria).
Center for disease control USA states that, antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest public health challenges these days. At least 2.8 million people are infected with antibiotic resistant every year in America, and more than 35,000 people die as a result it.
Please take below precaution to avoid worsening condition due to antibiotic resistance:
Don’t take antibiotics unless you are certain that you need them.
Always ask your doctor if antibiotics will really help.
Only use antibiotics when prescribed by a health care professional.
Don’t take antibiotics if your doctor says you don’t need them.
Never share or use leftover antibiotics.
Finish your drugs.
Take your entire drugs as prescribed by your doctor even if you start feeling better.
If you stop before the infection is completely wiped out, those bacteria may likely become drug-resistant.
There are other factors like fake medications, what you eat, what you use, what you drink, etc but wrong diagnosis & antibiotic resistance are the major cause of it.