Antibiotic resistance has become a global threat. Initially touted as a miracle discovery, it is evident that there can be too much of a good thing. Of course, the use of antibiotics has saved the lives of millions worldwide, but its use in the treatment of any infection, whether minor, serious, or even viral as in turn led to a decline in antibiotic resistance.  That said, it is imperative that you understand the series of events that have led to this predicament.

Fortunately, we are here to offer a helping hand. In this post, we will take you through some of the factors responsible for antimicrobial resistance. Read on to find out more.

Using Antibiotics for a Different Purpose

By now you should be aware of the fact that antibiotic dosages are designed to eradicate entire populations of the pathogens. However, physicians cannot monitor patient intake and hence some do not stick to the prescribed dose.  When you do not take antibiotics for the entire prescribed course, then the pathogenic bacteria adapt to the presence of low dose antibiotics. Therefore, they end up forming a population that is resistant to the antibiotic regardless of the dosage.

Overuse of Antibiotics in Livestock and Fish Farming

The use of antibiotics is not entirely set aside for humans. Every other day, antibiotics are relied upon to treat livestock and fish with the intention of preventing infections. Just as is the case with humans, overuse of antibiotics in livestock and fish farming creates a reservoir of bacteria that eventually become resistant. For this reason, the antibiotics you choose to use will be rendered useless no matter how hard you try. This is turn exposes the livestock and fish to more pathogens all the time.

Final Thoughts

Many factors contribute to antimicrobial resistance. From over-prescribing of antibiotics and failure to finish treatment to overuse of antibiotics on livestock and fish farming, it is high time that we changed how we do things. Experts in Asia are already calling for concerted effort to control the catastrophic increase in cases of antimicrobial resistance.

Check out Roche Diagram online platform today and find out more about antimicrobial resistance Asia. You can also take this as the perfect opportunity to figure out what experts are doing to keep things under control, Visit the official website of Roche Diagram to find out more.