“A simple injection or a minor surgery can now, fairly routinely, lead to months in the hospital or loss of a limb or loss of your life. It’s a new world out there, and nature is letting us know that there is a price to be paid for medical hubris (exaggerated pride or self confidence).”
Sally Davies is the chief medical officer for the entire country of England. She says that antibiotic resistance (bugs becoming superbugs that resist all drugs and antibiotics) poses a catastrophic threat to medicine and could mean that patients having minor surgery risk dying from infections that can no longer be treated. She adds that any one of us could go into a hospital for minor surgery and die. And that routine operations like hip replacements could now be deadly.
This is a catastrophic problem that we have created ourselves by demanding antibiotics for minor problems and viral infections for which antibiotics are useless. Decades of routine overuse of antibiotics for the common cold, flu, ear infections, bronchitis, sinusitis, and more, along with megatons of antibiotics in the food chain, have stimulated bacteria and microbes to mutate and become totally resistant to antibiotics today.
Staph aureus that has become drug resistant now kills more than 19,000 Americans every year – more than HIV and AIDS. And that is just one bug. New even more powerful superbugs, now being called “super superbugs” by medicine are turning up all over the world. And just last year untreatable superbug strains of gonorrhea spread to all corners of the globe.
Of course the main antidote for this catastrophe is to prescribe fewer antibiotics and get these drugs out of our food chain. But this is not happening. So you need to take care of yourself. The best place to start is to stop using antibiotics for the common cold, flu and for viruses. But in order to do that, you need an alternative.
Be sure to get a copy of my article, “Prevent and Kills Colds, Flu, Sinusitis, Bronchitis, and Pneumonia” It will show you how to keep your immune system strong, and how to use antimicrobials to fight bacteria, viruses, and fungi – bypassing antibiotics altogether. You can find this article on my site, www.healthalert.com. Click on Articles and go to Article Archives. If we all did just this, the antibiotic resistance catastrophe would be reduced to a small problem.