Bacterial resistance Bacterial resistance

Self-medicate with antibiotics that also do not work for a specific disease, has serious consequences for health. Know why.

Antibiotics

They are medicines that recover the balance of microorganisms so that the body is healthy and protected from infections. With advice from the doctor, you will know what type of antibiotic you need and how often and for how long to take them. Taking them frequently causes other organs in the body to deteriorate, such as the liver, which is the most affected.

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95% of the bacteria in the body inhabit the intestinal tract.

Microorganisms

The human being is a compendium of microorganisms that are responsible for carrying out processes that facilitate the development of the human being. Some are benign bacteria and others are not. The skin and intestine are colonized by them, they are not, for their part, in organs such as the heart or in areas such as cerebrospinal fluid, bone marrow and lower airways, which must be free of them.

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100 billion bacteria approximately inhabit some parts of the body.

What’s going on?

When the microorganisms that are activated by an infection are in contact with the antibiotics, some create, in turn, strategies to survive, making the cause completely untreatable, thus generating serious consequences for health. For example, if bronchitis occurs and the antibiotic does not work, then it could turn into pneumonia if proper medical attention is not given.

Advisor: María Agudelo Pérez. Medical specialist in pharmacology and infectious diseases.