Beware.. This is what the overuse of antibiotics causes

Many flock to antibiotics whenever they feel they need them, which are medicines used to prevent and treat bacterial infections, but they ignore the proverb “If something goes beyond its limits, it turns into its opposite”, as confirmed by researchers at the New York University College of Medicine, in the United States. The American College of Antibiotics says that frequent use of antibiotics may increase the risk of developing inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, especially among adults over 40 years of age.

The researchers pointed out that the risk appears “cumulative” after one to two years of repeated use of antibiotics aimed at treating stomach diseases in the first place among this age group, and increasing evidence indicates that environmental factors may have a role in the development of IBD.

Antibiotics

Antibiotics

They note that one of the factors associated with the risk of IBD in young people is the use of antibiotics, but it is not clear whether this association may also apply to the elderly.

The World Health Organization warns against overuse of antibiotics

The World Health Organization warns against overuse of antibiotics

The team found that the use of antibiotics was associated with an increased risk of developing IBD regardless of age, but that advanced age was associated with higher degrees of progression, as people between the ages of 10 and 40 were 28% more likely to develop IBD, compared to 48% in adults. People between the ages of 40 and 60 years.

Antibiotics are medicines used to prevent and treat bacterial infections. Antibiotic resistance occurs when bacteria change themselves in response to the use of these medicines.

According to the World Health Organization, bacteria, not humans or animals, show resistance to antibiotics and may cause infections in humans and animals that are more difficult to treat than those caused by non-antibiotic-resistant counterparts.

Antibiotic resistance leads to higher medical costs, longer hospitalizations and an increased death rate.

The world urgently needs to change the way antibiotics are prescribed and used, and even if new drugs are developed, antibiotic resistance will remain a major threat unless you change the behaviors of using these drugs, a change that must also include taking measures to limit the spread of infections thanks to vaccination and washing hands, practicing safe sex, and taking good care of food hygiene.

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