Back To Health Wellness's Thought For The Day

What Do Antibiotics Do and When Do We Need Them?

August 29, 2023 Back To Health Wellness Season 1 Episode 27
Back To Health Wellness's Thought For The Day
What Do Antibiotics Do and When Do We Need Them?
Show Notes

To understand the effect of antibiotics, First it’s important to understand how infection works. 

Infection occurs when viruses / bacteria enters your body and infects a cells by penetrating its  cell wall.

The previously normal and now infected cell houses the infection which creates its own bacterial cell wall. 

Depending on the strength of the infection, it can migrate to other normal cells, reproduce and cause a multiplication of infected cells around the body, which then leads to signs and symptoms of an illness to appear.

Antibiotics work by directly penetrating the infected cell and destroying the bacterial cell wall. It then blocks certain vital processes that occur within the bacteria, preventing it from repairing and infecting again. 

Final thoughts 

It is important to consider whether antibiotics are the correct course of treatment for the type of infection and if it is actually needed as it has its advantages and it’s disadvantages.

Don’t forget,  your body’s own immune system is there to find the source of the infection and destroy it. Eating fruits and vegetables, exercising regularly and sleeping well, are a few good habits to cultivate that will further strengthen your immune system, and equip it with the tools to fight and overcome the worst of colds, virus or infections.