It's a Germ!
It's a Plane!
It's Super Bug!
Drug resistance is a serious public health concern. According to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 70 percent of 1.7 million infections acquired in hospitals every year are resistant to at least one drug.
Those infections from drug resistant super bugs annually kill 99,000 Americans - more than double the number that die in car crashes.
Drugs that once destroyed almost any bacteria now kill only a few, or don't work at all. In the case of some drugs, like Cipro, the decline is dramatic: Where in 1999 it worked against 95 percent of E. coli, it treated only 60 percent by 2006. Against lung infection causing Acinobacter, its effectiveness fell by 70 percent in just four years.
In recent years, public health experts have recommended that doctor s use antibiotics only when necessary. (Still not happening!) They've also called for dramatic cuts in the agricultural use of antibiotics. Of the 35 million pounds of antibiotics consumed annually in the United States, 80 percent goes to farm animals. Much of it is used to treat diseases spread by industrial husbandry practices, or simply to accelerate growth. As a result, farms have become giant petri dishes for super bugs, especially multi-drug resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, which kills 20 ,000 Americans every year - more than AIDS.
The bottom line is if you have a clear nerve system, your body adapts better to its environment. If you adapt better to your environment, you'd use less antibiotics. And if you used less antibiotics, there wouldn't be a Super bug problem today.
Keep your nervous system armed and ready with chiropractic adjustments. If you have questions about antibiotics you have been prescribed or want to learn how to help your body recover from necessary use of antibiotics call or click below to email today!
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