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Antimicrobial Resistance: Scientists warn

Antimicrobial resistance||"The way many antibiotics are being misused, in every small problem we are consuming these medicines on our own without any medical advice, it is making our body resistant to these medicines.

If this continues, there will come a time when we will desperately need antibiotics to cure an infection, but at that time these medicines may prove to be completely ineffective. That period will be no less than a catastrophe. We are silently moving towards a serious pandemic.” The World Health Organization (WHO) has expressed this concern several times in global forums.

Last month, an online meeting of the European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, held in Copenhagen, Denmark, between April 15-18, also raised concerns about this serious topic.

"Antibiotic resistance is one of the major concerns of modern medicine," says Dr. Aaron Glatt, chief of infectious diseases at a New York hospital. Two or four had to happen due to the deadly destruction.

Drug resistance can be fatal

A New York newspaper report mentions a 43-year-old man who was battling cancer and was admitted for a bone marrow transplant procedure. The transplant went well, he was almost ready to be discharged from the hospital but suddenly a tooth infection and fever developed. Within a few days, the infection increased significantly. Doctors gave antibiotics to cure it but surprisingly they were not having any effect.

Microbiology lab testing revealed that the patient had a deadly bacterium called Klebsiella in his blood, and that the bacterium is resistant to most available antibiotics. The infection progressed and the patient died.

According to health experts, lab testing reports over the years show that the proportion of drug-resistant bacteria has increased. At least seven lakh people in India are suffering from this problem. More than ten million deaths have been predicted by 2050 worldwide.

What is drug resistance?

Antimicrobial resistance to drugs, especially antibiotics, means that the microbes they were designed to kill, such as bacteria and fungi, become accustomed to the same drug. When this happens, if you have an infection and antibiotics are given for it, then the germs do not die, but keep on growing. Treating resistant infections can be difficult and sometimes impossible.

Antibiotic resistance refers specifically to the resistance of a bacteria. Antimicrobial resistance is thought to be resistance to many types of bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites.

Why is this problem happening?

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) experts say resistance has arisen due to the overuse and inappropriate use of antimicrobials globally. The CDC estimates that 28 percent of people who are given antibiotics in clinics and emergency departments do not need them.

Apart from this, the consumption of medicines by people themselves or by looking at the internet is increasing this problem. Every body's build and requirements are different, it is not necessary that same kind of medicines work for all.

It is being used even where it is not needed.

In a conversation with Amar Ujala, Dr. Amit Bhargava of Intensive Care says, we have to keep in mind that antibiotics are only for bacterial infection and not viral. Even in cold and cold, many people start taking antibiotics on their own whereas it is due to viral infection and these medicines have no effect on it. Many patients come to us from villages and towns in critical condition, in whom local doctors have been using antibiotics for months without diagnosing the actual disease.

Apart from this, becoming a doctor yourself by watching internet-YouTube, if someone in the family has benefited from any medicine, then starting taking the same on your own is a very serious situation. Not only antibiotics, resistance to many other drugs is also being seen in patients.

Always take medicine only after consulting a specialist doctor. Do not become a doctor yourself, nor start self-medicating by looking at over-the-counter, internet-youtube without prescription. As much as the medicines are made for the benefits, they can be more harmful in case of misuse.

 Note: This article has been prepared on the basis of medical reports and suggestions of health experts.

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