Misuse of Antibiotics in Pakistani health culture
October 1, 2010 5 Comments
Pakistani society has become badly dependent or one can say addicted of utilization of antibiotics without getting its in depth information regarding its use and aftereffects on healthy body.
Majority people are unaware of their god gifted immune system which is a natural guard against all kinds of viral and bacterial attacks.
By design human body is slightly alkaline(pH=7.8) such chemical compositions helps body to maintain strong resistance to diseases like cold ,cough,fever and wounds too.If due to some deficiency it tends towards acidic(pH falls toward cellular level ,it becomes breeding ground for germs and bacteria even living in hygienic conditions. So if human fluids are found changing toward acidic, there are maximum possibilities of attack of germs on comparatively weak organs of body .
So since the start of 20th century this drug naming antibiotic had been started inducting in human body to kill the localized attack of harmful bacterias . Antibiotics are considered such chemical compounds which can either kill or cease the growth of such bacterias.Hardly people know that these drugs are ineffective against viral fungal infections .
So ignorance of public encourages our incompetent doctors and practitioner to dose antibiotics to patient even patient is diagnosed by strong viral infections .
The standard procedure of advising antibiotic should be followed after laboratory investigation to exactly identify the infecting bacteria from samples of blood, urine, or tissue taken from the person The infecting bacteria are then tested for susceptibility to a variety of antibiotics.
But impatient nature of people for handling sickness and incapability of doctors take the prompt decision of using antibiotic by bypassing all SOPs as mentioned above.
In this way doctor gets it undue reward and it helps him/her to be popular among community whom selected medicines miraculously and quickly subside the diseases in 24 hrs.
The effectiveness of such drugs may vary from person to person, depending on quality and quantity of drugs taken in past, other disorders present,immune system of person and the person’s age.
So in Pakistan people are not bothered to naturally maintain their body pH balance by taking healthy diet and habits like regular physical exercise, positive mental approach etc.
People should know that these junk chemicals act like pesticide and germicide for our all internal organs of body as this chemical unwanted reach to all parts of body as they are transmitted to whole body after absorbing in blood streams.So unlimited use of antibiotic make them our regular part of our food chains and pharmaceutical companies are busy in finding stronger generation of such drug chains that would immediately cure the patient No matter how dangerously these drugs can generate side effects to healthy organs and stable beneficiary bacteria of our body too .
These synthetic drugs are responsible of completely changing the natural chemistry of any human body which has been exposed to antibiotics again and again.Now the research is being carried on to develop some kind of natural antibiotic.i.e in India,the discovery of mono atomic silver capsule which is a low-cost natural antibiotic is showing positive trends for treating hundreds of fungal bacteria.
In our herbal medicines the combination of ginger juice and honey is also considered as a natural antibiotic for diseases like cold and cough too.Garlic also hold strong antibiotic nature for curing blood disease.
The less knowledge attitude of educated class toward health and health related activities is one of reason of decline of natural immune system and increased trend of usages of such chemicals that negative side effects can appear after many years or even in next generation who would be surely unaware that the reason of their diseases could be linked by the excessive use of antibiotics of their parents.