Even though several adverse effects have been associated with the use of antibiotics, such as a rash, diarrhea, abdominal cramps and an allergic reaction, this type of medication still plays an important part in the treatment of many diseases that could lead to fatality left untreated. Antibiotics come in various forms and are designed to prevent infections caused by bacteria, as well as treat any infection that has developed as a result of bacteria that infiltrated the human body. Unfortunately, with the rise in irresponsible antibiotic use throughout the world, there is also a rise in antibiotic resistance. Antibiotic resistance is a condition in which the bacteria that are being targeted by the antibiotics changes in such a way as to become immune at some level to the antibiotics that are being used to kill them. It is important to note that it is not the human body that becomes resistant to the antibiotics, but rather the disease and infection-causing bacteria themselves.
Antibiotic Resistance As A Worldwide Public Health Epidemic
According to WHO.int, the rate at which bacteria are becoming resistant to the treatment of antibiotics are now considered to be a danger towards the entire world. They continue to explain that antibiotic resistance is currently posing as a threat to our development, food security and to the global health of the human population. Since antibiotics are used to treat some of the most harmful bacterial infections in the human body, a resistance to these medications mean that the infections will grow much more severe and the infections are also more likely to be fatal in a growing number of cases. This, in turn, also means patients who obtain bacterial infections that are usually treated with antibiotics will have to stay in the hospital for a longer period of time; thus leading to a significant increase in medical expenses – not only to the individuals themselves, but also to the governments when it comes to treating those who are not covered by medical insurance.
Common Bacterial Infections Treated With Antibiotics
To better understand the impact that antibiotic resistance has on the worldwide population, we should turn our focus toward the most common bacterial infections that are treated with a series of antibiotics.
- Pneumonia – Pneumonia is a common bacterial infection that is treated with antibiotics. This lung infection can cause severe symptoms, such as difficulty breathing, coughing and a fever. While the disease often clears up quickly, it can be severe in some cases and require the use of antibiotics.
- Step Throat – This is another common bacterial infection that is often treated with a series of antibiotics. Step Throat causes pain and inflammation within the patient’s throat, and is caused by a particular group of bacteria species known as A Streptococcus. This infection can spread to another individual through coughing and sneezing.
- Sinus Infection – Sometimes a sinus infection are mild and goes away with minor treatment options, but, at times, more invasive treatment measures are needed – in the form of antibiotics that helps to clear up the bacteria that causes the sinus infection.
- Sexually Trasmitted Infections – Certain sexually transmitted infections and diseases are also treated with antibiotics. Chlamydia and Gonorrhea are often treated with antibiotics through an injection or oral administration. Syphilis is also a sexually transmitted infection that can be treated with an intramuscular antibiotic injection. Other STIs that can be treated with antibiotics include bacterial vaginosis and trichomoniasis.
When it comes to treating a bacterial infection with antibiotics, it is also important to note that there are different classes of antibiotics, each with their own unique way of working against the bacteria that causes an infection. According to Drugs.com, the most commonly prescribed antibiotic classes include penicillin, tetracycline, cephalosporin, quinolone, lincomycin, macrolide, sulfonamide, glycopeptide, aminoglycoside and carbapenems.
With antibiotic resistance having such a major impact on the worldwide population and leading to an increase in both mortality rates and medical costs, experts have come together to determine a way in which the resistance can be broken down and antibiotics can, once again, become an effective measure for treating bacterial infections. Bioresonance therapy is one particular area that seems to have a significant level of potential when it comes to treating a resistance to antibiotics. With the use of bioresonance therapy devices, the barriers of the particular bacterial cells may be broken down in such a way that the antibiotics can infiltrate these cells and treat them without a resistance interfering with the efficiency of the medication.
Antibiotic resistance now poses as a worldwide public health concern. With the widespread use of antibiotics, which is often given to individuals without a prescription or, in some cases, overprescribed by a healthcare provider, bacteria that causes infection are changes to work against antibiotics; thus allowing them to become resistant to this commonly used medicine to treat and prevent the bacterial infections. Bioresonance therapy has been shown to assist with reducing the resistance that the bacteria has toward antibiotics; thus helping the medicine work better among patients who are suffering from infections that are caused by certain bacteria.