Saturday, April 09, 2011

Disadvantages of Antibiotic Medications

For a lot of people, Antibiotics are wonder drugs that help them easily go back to their normal pace. But an antibiotic can have both positive and negative effects to the body and its immune system. 

The word antibiotic comes from the Greek anti meaning 'against' and bios meaning 'life'. Antibiotics are also known as antibacterials. They are drugs used to treat infections caused by bacteria. Bacteria are tiny organisms that can sometimes cause illness to humans and animals. Such illnesses like tuberculosis, salmonella,syphilis and some forms ofmeningitis are caused by bacteria. Some bacteria are not harmful, while others are good for us.  Before a bacteria can multiply and cause symptoms, our immune system can usually destroy them. We have special white blood cells that attack harmful bacteria. Even if symptoms do occur, our immune system can usually cope and fight off the infection. However, there are occasions when it is all too much and our bodies need some help - from antibiotics.  

The first antibiotic on earth was penicillin. Such penicillin-related antibiotics as ampicillin, amoxicillin and benzylpenicilllin are widely used today to treat a variety of infections - these antibiotics have been around for a long time. There are several different types of modern antibiotics and they are only available with a doctor's prescription in industrialized countries. 

Antibiotics ….
  1. They have side effects that can sometimes prove to be more difficult to manage than the ailment they are meant to cure.
  2. They destroy friendly bacteria along with disease-causing bacteria. The body needs friendly bacteria for a number of processes like detoxification, easy elimination of wastes and cleansing of the blood and the liver.
  3. Over-use of antibiotics lead to their becoming ineffective due to bacterial mutation. Simply stated, it means that certain bacteria get used to a particular antibiotic and start using it for their own benefit. Penicillin and tetracycline are classic examples of how antibiotics become redundant for killing some bacterium. 

A fit body don’t need any medicine. The immune system can fight the bacteria by themselves if the body is healthy. True health is within that person who is truly caring to himself/herself. A truly healthy person is one whose immune system health is perfectly capable of handling attacks from viruses and bacteria. Common sicknesses will go away in their limits to our body without the need of antibiotics. It is the immune system that is at work, which activates on recognizing foreign substances and releases chemicals to destroy them.

love, now and always, 

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