This article discusses how antibiotics work. It is important to understand how antibiotics work so we can better understand how to control antibiotic resistance. Each antibiotic works differently, but they all do the same thing in the end and that is to stop the bacteria from living and growing. This can be done by stopping the cell wall of the bacteria from forming properly which will lead to the cell filling with water and dying due to the membrane rupturing. Another way antibiotics work is by preventing the synthesis of protein.
The proliferation of these bacteria leads to infections that are difficult to treat. Everyone has the potential to develop a bacterial infection that is resistant to antibiotics. The presence of antibiotic resistance is prevalent all around the world (Collignon 1109). Some bacterial strains are resistant to only certain forms of antibiotic treatment, while other strains resist all antibiotics. These bacterial strains have evolved to no longer respond to antibiotics of any kind.
As times evolve, it is becoming resistant to antibiotics and the latest breakouts of staph have been MRSA. It is important to prevent the spread of these bacterial infections and to understand how they become resistant.
Drug resistance is the capability for a microbe, such as bacteria, to continue to grow even in the presence of an antimicrobial, which was meant to halt the growth or kill the microbe. In this particular instance, the antimicrobial is rendered unusable when trying to treat or cure a specific infection. As a result, the drug becomes ineffective due to the resistance that the microbe has developed toward it. The reason this occurs is because of a gene that certain microbes possess, which allow it to become resistant toward the antimicrobial. Bacteria can develop this resistance through mutations as well as when a bacteria obtains a new DNA helicase.
7. The unnecessary use of antibiotics on livestock and agriculture can cause antibiotic resistant bacteria. They put pressure on the doctors to choose specifically which antibiotics their patient might need because she/he has resistant bacterial micro-organisms to the specific antibiotic. The antibiotics doctors rely on will not be useful to the patients who need them and they are been used on livestock to mostly get better quality food. This will increase the chances of people getting resistant to antibiotics faster if they do not stop giving antibiotics to the livestock and instead give them better quality shelter, safe food and clean water.
With such a history of antibiotic benefits, it is difficult to perceive the negative affects these drugs have. This is the main reason antibiotic studies are disregarded. If the large majority of the population continues to do little to avert antibiotic-resistance, bacteria will evolve beyond medical treatment. Actions must be taken by the community as a whole, and even further by the individual, to “reduce the spread of microbes and improve our defense against them” (Schmidt 272). Although antibiotic resistance is inevitable, humans are accelerating the natural defense of microbes through the overuse and misuse of antibiotics.
Antibiotic resistance:- Antibiotic resistance is the ability of bacteria to resist on effects of antibiotic (which is very dangerous). This happens when bacteria eliminates the effectiveness of antibiotics. This gives time for the bacteria to multiply causing more harm. This can easily spread to your family member, co-workers, friends, and any other people you see
Bacteria are classified in two different ways. There are the gram positive bacteria that are relatively ea... ... middle of paper ... ...esearch needs to be done in investigating the effectiveness of these natural antibiotics so that we may find more efficient ways to treat bacterial infections that will not have the possibility to produce drug resistant strains. With man made antibiotics, the risk is too great of producing these drug resistant strands because the power relies with the patient who is not well versed on the possible outcomes of their carelessness (Petrovska and Cekovska, 2010). If we seek out more natural ways to rid ourselves of these bacteria, then we will prevent the problem of antibiotic resistant bacteria all together. Our ancestors first noticed garlic’s healing power and after we tested and proved that they were correct in its effectiveness, we must now learn how to hone the medicine to increase its efficiency so that we may help future generations combat this growing epidemic.
Instead, these infections are caused by viruses which, unlike bacteria, are unaffected by antibiotics. Incorrect diagnosis can also lead patients to using unnecessary antibiotics, which can sometimes be even more dangerous than otherwise left untreated. Besides the fact that antibiotics kill off beneficial bacteria in the intestines, misuse of antibiotics provides an opportunity ... ... middle of paper ... ... antibiotic resistance has quickly become an increasing concern in recent times due to the growing use of antibiotics. To combat this problem, we propose that healthy intestinal floras be maintained after antibiotic resistance using fecal bacteriotherapy, and that processes of lateral gene transfer be disrupted before antibiotic resistance through the use of copper surfaces and after antibiotic resistance through synthesized CSPs. Continuing research in these solutions as well as implementing these strategies into mainstream medicine will certainly reduce the frequency of antibiotic resistance along with incidences of serious disease outbreaks in hospitals.
It is hard to imagine life without medicine for these illnesses. But what if the antibiotics used to treat bacterial infections such as strep throat and pneumonia stopped working? What if the bacteria were stronger than the antibiotics? The threat of antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections is an increasing concern for healthcare providers, and it is important to reduce the misuse and overuse of antibiotics to maintain control of bacterial diseases. The most effective way to combat pathogenic bacteria which invade the body is the use of antibiotics.