Antibiotics are alarming! The second of the "National Clinical Microbiology Congress", the biggest congress of medical microbiology specialists in our country, was held in Antalya on 10-13 November 2013. prof. Dr. He will say: “Antibiotics are sounding the alarm. We are facing a situation that threatens the whole world. Half of the antibiotics used are wasted. We have almost no strong antibiotics anymore.”
Speaking at the press conference held within the scope of the congress, President of the Association for Clinical Microbiology Specialization (KLİMUD), Prof. Dr. Yurdanur Akgün stated that microbiological diseases are the problem of the whole world and said, “Microbial diseases are still a very important situation in the world. The disease transmitted by a patient is the problem of the whole world. Today, antibiotic drugs to deal with germs are very scarce. Infectious diseases transmitted from patients in hospitals are the problem of the whole world.
ARE WE GOING BACK TO THE AGE WITHOUT ANTIBIOTICS?
Member of the Board of the Clinical Microbiology Specialization Association (KLİMUD) Prof. Dr. Güner Söyletir said: “Antibiotics are alarming. We are facing a situation that threatens the whole world. When Alexander Fleming found the first antibiotic, it was thought that microbes would disappear and the whole world would get rid of microbes, but at the point we have come, are we going back to the pre-antibiotic era? Because we have almost no strong antibiotics anymore. On the one hand, microbes resisted it, on the other hand, pharmaceutical companies stopped spending money on antibiotics. Because they saw that they develop a drug for billions of dollars, put it into use, and within a year or two, microorganisms are resistant to them, and therefore all their efforts are extinguished in two years. Therefore, the number of antibiotics we have available at the moment, which we can call good, is limited and almost gold, so we should not give it to every patient we come across, or we should not be burdened with antibiotics just because I have a little fever. If we want to protect our health, let's protect both antibiotics and our friendly microbes. Those friendly microbes are very important to us, who are they? There are ten times more microbes in our bodies than our cells, but they are there to protect us. Against whom? That's what they're here to protect against disease-causing microbes." said.
WE GO TO THE DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY WHEN OUR FEVER IS OUT
Expressing that he went to the doctor immediately when the patient had a fever, Prof. Dr. Güner Söyletir continued his words as follows: “This is a situation that affects the country's economy. Today, billions of dollars are spent on drugs in our country. Half of the antibiotics used are wasted. When we have a little fever, we go to the doctor immediately. But before we go, we immediately take antibiotics through someone else.” Explaining that most of the diseases are transmitted by viruses, Söyletir said: “The virus will leave its disease state, but we invite our bodies to cause disease instead. Studies conducted when unnecessary use has revealed the following situation: Inflammatory bowel disease is a chronic disease and it is a condition that constantly takes patients to the doctor. It is seen that patients who used antibiotics as babies went to the hospital more than those who did not use them. We know that the antibiotics he used at that time, after years, will not be a salvation from the use of antibiotics, both as a member of the society and in terms of health, but we need to reduce this to a minimum.”
Expressing that antibiotics should be given at the right time with the right system in the relationship of microorganisms with antibiotics, Prof. Dr. Faruk Aydın continued his words as follows: “These microorganisms come and settle when we are healthy. They continue to live without harming our health. There are those in the microorganism that we call pathogens, which we perceive as enemies, that have the potential to make us sick. Microorganisms coming from outside settle where it is suitable for them. Throat, lung, blood and intestinal system. There may be enzymes that they process there. It can be toxins they secrete out. They're starting to make us sick. And we have symptoms of illness. Most of the time, we try to get rid of it by taking an antibiotic, even if we do not consult a doctor.”
KILLS FRIENDLY MICROORGANISMS
Stating that the antibiotics are intended for microorganisms that come from outside and settle in, Prof. Dr. Aydın said: “Whether we take the drug intravenously, through the muscle or through the digestive system, it eventually gets into the blood. The drug we take in the blood spreads to every part of our body in a certain way. Wherever it goes, it finds and kills pathogens, but it kills those of us. It kills the microorganisms we call friends. Therefore, it upsets our balance. Now that it's broken, other problems begin to arise in you. That's the relationship. At the end of this, even if you kill the pathogen, it disrupts our balance in long-term use.”
Noting that antibiotics can cause two problems, Prof. Dr. Aydın finished his words as follows: “First, it disrupts our physiology. Second, we call them sickening, opportunistic pathogens that exist, so they seize the opportunity and they make us sick in our own microbes. It is necessary to give the right antibiotic, at the right time, with the right system. That is the whole point.”
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