A new emerging health issue is threatening people living in developing countries – bacteria evolution.
If you are relying solely on synthetic drugs whenever you’re fighting sickness, you might be helping bacteria evolve, leaving you vulnerable in the wake of another pandemic.
Dubbed “superbugs,” these newly emerging microscopic threats will cut through any existing antibiotic resistance.
According to the Daily Mail, in about three decades, these superbugs will be so resistant to antibiotics that they will cause more deaths than cancer.
At present, about 23,000 people die of antibiotic-resistance annually in the U.S. alone. However, other sources have stressed that the numbers could be much higher than this.
Looking forward to 2050, the outlook is extremely alarming, with 10 million lives estimated to be claimed by these superbugs each year.
Compared to the number of annual cancer victims, which is 8.2 million, the toll is exceeding.
These superbugs and bacteria that have adapted to modern remedies are an increasing threat all across the world.
The leading causes are over-prescription, the releasing of drug waste near manufacturing plants, antibiotic tests done on animals, as well as international voyages.
And although the alarm has been triggered and the government is aware of this threat, I’m afraid that no measures will be employed to prevent this anytime soon because synthetic drugs account for big money.
Even more, earning extra and at the same time depopulating the planet is something that Big Pharma and the government have planned for a while now.
This lethal outcome, although in our detriment, is actually pleasing the fat cats who are pulling the strings today.
To tackle this effectively, we’ll have to take matters into our own hands and act as a conscious society.
The best thing to start with is understanding what role antibiotics serve, and when exactly you should take them.
Antibiotics shouldn’t be used when dealing with a viral infection like the regular cold or flu. There are other remedies that, and antibiotics should always be ruled out in these cases.
There is, however, confusion when it comes to simple viral outspreads and bacterial infections. Besides the fact they are difficult to distinguish, doctors are also likely to prescribe antibiotics to fight these off.
As the Daily Mail reports, “the symptoms of viral and bacterial infections are often difficult to distinguish from one another, and patients – especially the parents of pediatric patients – hate being told to go home empty-handed.”
This leads to doctors “prescribing ‘harmless’ antibiotics to anyone with symptoms like a runny nose, a fever, and a headache, which could be caused either by a mild bacterial infection or a viral one like the common cold.”
Doctors are seeing an increasing number of infections that don’t respond to conventional treatments anymore, reason why they are pushed to prescribe more potent drugs to not risk losing patients.
Colistin is “a powerful broad-spectrum drug with dangerous side effects” that can be purchased over the counter in countries across the world, and it’s “one of the major drivers [of antibiotic resistance],” warns Dr. Jason Newland, a Washington University of St Louis pediatrician and antimicrobial specialist.
The “superbug” threat, although it’s not something unheard of, should be overlooked.
Probably the best things to do on the short run is to keep yourself healthy through good nutrition and constant exercise.
And if you are affected by some mild sickness or flu, try to use natural or alternative medicine as much as possible.
Let antibiotic treatment be your last resort.
With this in mind, you should now be a bit more prepared in the wake of these newly emerging threats.