Antibiotics are medicines that combat infections caused by bacteria. Taking antibiotics for colds and other viral illnesses not only won’t work, but it can also have dangerous side effects over time However, due to misuse and overuse of antibiotics, many bacterial strains are developing antibiotic resistance.
What is antibiotic resistance?
Frequent and inappropriate use of antibiotics can cause bacteria or other microbes to change so antibiotics don’t work against them. This is called antibiotic resistance. Antibiotic resistance occurs when an antibiotic is no longer effective at controlling or killing bacterial growth. Bacteria which are ‘resistant’ can multiply in the presence of various therapeutic levels of an antibiotic.
Treating these resistant bacteria requires higher doses of medicine or stronger antibiotics. Because of antibiotic overuse, certain bacteria have become resistant to even the most powerful antibiotics available today.
There’s no surprise in the fact that antibiotic resistance infections correlate with the level of antibiotic consumption. The more antibiotics a population consumes, the faster bacteria will adapt and become resistant. One huge problem is the mindless use of antibiotics.
There are a number of factors that contribute to this growing health hazard-
- Counterfeit drugs, particularly rampant in the developing world
- Antibiotics for livestock
- Hygienic habits such as the use of anti-bacterial soap which research suggests is useless but significantly contributes to the growing problem of antimicrobial resistance
- Infections acquired in hospitals and nursing homes, particularly in the developed world
Each year, 25,000 patients from the Europe and 63,000 patients from the USA die because of hospital-acquired bacterial infections which are resistant to multidrug-action.
India has one of the highest rates of antibiotic resistance in the world, said a recent report, stressing on limiting the use of antibiotics through improved water, sanitation and immunization.
Low immunity is cause of various infections:
Frequent allergies, cold, flu and even skin conditions can often be a result of a weakened immune system. Immune system is the body’s primary defense mechanism made up of several tissues and cells that protect the body against toxins and unwanted invaders that can result in an infection or illness. However, a poor diet, frequent illnesses and a host of other factors can impact a healthy immune system over time and weaken it.
A weak immune system leaves the body vulnerable to attack from several microbes such as bacteria, fungi and viruses. When the body is not strong enough to fight against them, it often results in an infection and over time even a serious ailment. Further, people often attempt to treat the resulting ailment with strong antibiotics without even realizing the root cause is still untreated. This results in a constant cycle of illnesses and medicines that only serve to weaken the immune system further. The harsh antibiotics used in several prescription drugs also impact the body negatively and can have a ton of side effects.
So, it is important to boost body’s natural immunity to avoid bacterial, viral and other mode of infections naturally without antibiotics.
Boost your immune system naturally: EXTRAMMUNE tablets and syrup
EXTRAMMUNE strengthens body immunity. It contains Guduchi which controls bacterial infections, Haridra controls infection by preventing bacterial adhesion.
EXTRAMMUNE acts as an immunity builder, useful in long-term oral steroid therapy, seasonal outbreaks of infective diseases e.g. influenza, typhoid or malaria, as a complement for antimicrobial therapy, particularly respiratory tract infections and skin and soft tissue infections, fever of unknown origin.
So, EXTRAMMUNE by virtue of its excellent immunomodulator, immunostimulant, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties helps to combat various infections. Thus, it helps to curtail antibiotics overuse hazards naturally.