3 Deadliest Outcomes of Antibiotic Usage

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Antibiotics are extremely helpful for mankind as they kill disease-causing bacteria, stopping them from multiplying and supporting the body to fight back. But as they are not intelligent enough and can kill good bacteria too, so they can also do some pretty significant damage to the body. If you are unaware of these risks this article will be an eye-opener.

Disturbed Gut:

You know your gut system is in an order due to a number of beneficial bacteria. Antibiotics are going to town on all kinds of bacteria, good and bad, fully disrupting the order of command in your intestines. Many see relief after stopping the antibiotic therapy, but some people never recover. Individuals who took more than three antibiotics within a 5-year period are 2 times more likely to develop irritable bowel disease, ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease, according to a recent study.

Related: 5 Facts You Should Know About Antibiotics

Obesity and Diabetes:

A recent high ranked study published in the International Journal of Obesity narrated that antibiotic use during early years of childhood not only influences childhood weight gain but weight gain for years to come. On a related note, antibiotics are also found as a link to the development of type 2 diabetes. To reduce the risk of getting diabetes, get expert advice by the best endocrinologist in Karachi, Lahore or other main cities of Pakistan via Marham.pk, Pakistan’s best online health service.

Mental Problems:

Just a single course of antibiotics is greatly associated with a higher risk of depression, anxiety and dementia. And the risk rises with each subsequent antibiotic course. You know how it happens?


Because gut bacteria release brain enhancer chemicals in the gut and conveyed to the brain by the bloodstream. Antibiotics eat up gut microbes and your brain gets the shock. Are you a victim of some mental issue or anyone in your family then why you are not taking help from the neurologist? Marham.pk can help you in this regard where you can find the best neurologist in Lahore, Islamabad or any main city of Pakistan.

Stay healthy and adopt hygienic life conditions to prevent infections to avoid antibiotics use, if it becomes foremost, take antibiotics course according to doctor prescription.

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Tayyaba Waris
She is a student of Ph.D. molecular biology at Comsats University, Islamabad. She is working on the causes and treatment of male infertility. She has also worked on liver disease and its herbal treatments and has recently got her paper published in the National journal of Natural Pharmaceuticals. At Marham, she writes about hot medical issues and general health problems.