Bel Marra Healths recent research showing antibiotics are useless for certain types of infections
06/15/2012

Bel Marra Health, well known for offering high-quality, specially formulated vitamins and nutritional supplements, supports recent research showing that antibiotics are useless for certain types of infections.

Online PR News – 15-June-2012 – Pine Valley – Bel Marra Health, well known for offering high-quality, specially formulated vitamins and nutritional supplements, supports recent research showing that antibiotics are useless for certain types of infections.

A recent study by the Mayo Clinic put the antibiotic Amoxicillin to the test. It turned out that sinus infection patients that took amoxicillin were no better off than those who took a placebo for improving their symptoms.

Inappropriate use of antibiotics can have a negative impact on our health. Scientists have determined that overuse of antibiotics promotes the development of drug-resistant bacteria known as superbugs.

While viruses and bacteria can cause a sinus infection, studies by the Mayo Clinic have concluded that chronic sinusitis is often caused by fungus. It can’t be treated with antibiotics either. Thirty-seven million people in the United States suffer from chronic sinusitis.

Experts are saying that part of the problem is that there is currently no easy test to determine whether a sinus infection is viral or bacterial. They also point out that many patients have come to expect antibiotics to be prescribed.

The immune system can often fight off infection; however, sometimes outside help is needed to fight off invaders. This is where antibiotics come in. Spokesperson for Bel Marra Health Dr. Victor Marchione says, “When our immune system can’t destroy bad bacteria, doctors are known to prescribe antibiotics, the problem is, sometimes those antibiotics are useless.”

Twenty percent of antibiotic prescriptions in the United States are written for sinus infections. Antibiotics target bacteria, yet more and more research shows most sinus infections are caused by viruses, not bacteria. According to the Infectious Diseases Society of America between 90 and 98 per cent of the infections are created by viruses.

CEO of Bel Marra Health Jim Chiang says this is yet another argument in favor of prevention being key in the fight for good health. He says, “The best way to avoid having to deal with a sinus infection or other types of infections that can be difficult to deal with is through preventative steps. A few simple health tips can build up your immune system so that you can avoid illness in the first place.”

One in 7 people are diagnosed with a sinus infection every year.

(SOURCE: “National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences - NIH”, Air Pollution & Respiratory Disease, January 26, 2012)

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