Women take more antibiotics

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21 April 2016, 09:00

At the University of Eberhard and Karl, located in Tubing (Germany), the research team found that women more often than men take antibiotics. Studies have shown that women aged 35 to 54 years are prescribed antibacterial drugs 40% more often, and at the age of 16 to 34 years, 36%.

Scientists intended to find out how often doctors prescribe antibiotics to their patients, and whether there are differences in their sex appointments. The research was conducted in several countries and as a result of the scientists' assumption they were confirmed - women are forced to take antibacterial drugs more often, in comparison with men. But the scientists decided not to dwell on this and found out what this is connected with.

The researchers found that young men rarely consult doctors in case of any diseases, and antibiotics, as is known, must be taken with various infections - respiratory tract, gastrointestinal tract, genital organs, urinary system. Infectious diseases are equally susceptible to both men and women, but the beautiful half of humanity is concerned about their own health much more, so girls and women often go to doctors and undergo a medical examination, and, therefore, doctors, in case of an infection , prescribe antibiotic drugs to their patients.

Specialists considered it their duty to recall once again that antibiotics not only destroy pathogenic microorganisms, but they can also cause significant harm to health, for example, cause dysbacteriosis, reduce immunity. In addition, bacteria have the ability to develop resistance to drugs, and this leads to ineffective treatment.

It should be noted that the result of the research of German specialists is a kind of generalization of the results of past studies, which were conducted by scientists from different countries.

As for antibacterial resistance, experts from different countries are seriously concerned about this problem. There is every reason to assume that with each passing year bacteria become more resistant to treatment and after 10-15 years antibacterial drugs will completely lose their effectiveness and people will be defenseless against a huge number of viruses and bacteria.

According to scientists, first of all, this is due to the inappropriate use of antibacterial drugs (when there is no need for such treatment). As a result, this led to the fact that the bacteria adapted to drugs that simply can not cope with the focus of infection in the body.

Many researchers note that with an ordinary cold, doctors often prescribe antibiotics (for "reinsurance"), which not only in such cases are not needed, but also disrupt the work of immunity.

Scientists are sure that if the situation does not change, the infections that modern medicine successfully copes with will soon become deadly to humans (according to recent research, antibacterial resistance continues to increase, and quite rapidly).

According to scientists, antibacterial resistance already affects the health of people who are sick longer and often heavier, and there is a high risk of complications.

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