UTI Bacteria Have Learned How To Evade Antibiotics
Many men and women are saying that after they have taken the required course of antibiotics, they are seeing the symptoms of another infection occurring within a few weeks. What’s going on?
We are in the midst of a growing “antibiotics resistance” crisis, which has resulted from decades of over-prescribing by physicians. The bacteria which cause UTI’s have learned how to hide from the most commonly prescribed antibiotics, so that once the recommended treatment has been completed, they begin to emerge and cause another infection.
Doctors and Scientists Around the World Are Concerned About Antibiotics Resistance
This situation is causing great concern in the medical community because simple infections are no longer treatable, and they often must rely on very powerful “last resort” antibiotics to save the patient’s life. For patients, this drug resistance crisis is resulting in a poor quality of life, leaving a large percentage of the population suffering from chronic UTIs. Take the time to watch this segment from 60 minutes about the antibiotic crisis to learn more.
The FDA and CDC are issuing guidelines for both consumers and doctors regarding the prudent use of antibiotics. In fact, doctors are now prohibited from prescribing long-term use of antibiotics for UTIs in seniors, because the research showed that the side effects were worse than the treatment.
Antibiotics Side Effects
What’s worse is that the antibiotics that are prescribed to heal UTI’s cause side effects.
First, there are the side effects which are our body’s reaction to strong drugs, such as nausea, diarrhea, rash and headaches.
Second, there are the side effects which cause other parts of our bodies to malfunction; antibiotics which were designed to kill harmful bacteria sometimes kill the good bacteria in the vagina, the intestines and the mouth.
Third, antibiotics can cause severe interaction effects with a long list of other medications that patients may be taking.
Lastly, antibiotics can cause some very serious conditions: severe allergic reaction known as anaphlyaxis; colitis; or kidney failure.
So, are there any alternatives to antibiotics for people who are suffering from UTI symptoms?