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Antibiotics Awareness Day Highlightes The Integral Use of Antibiotics

Dr. Mona Sanan, Nutritional Consultant for Al Rabie Saudi Food Company, pointed out that the improper intake of antibiotic can harm the human body’s , at the (KFMC) in , on the Antibiotics Awareness Day.

The Antibiotics Awareness Day aimed to inform participants about the importance of responsibly using antibiotic medication and balancing it with a and diet as a means to help boost the body’s immune system.

Dr. Mona said that a lot of people tend to take antibiotic medication habitually and without the proper guidance and advice from a medical expert like a doctor or a pharmacist. She warned that the improper intake of antibiotics can lead to adverse side effects like nausea, dizziness, vomiting, diarrhea and colic.

“If taken correctly and as per the recommendation of a physician, antibiotics can help your body’s immune system by killing harmful bacteria. However, if you take more than what has been prescribed, the antibiotic medication can also destroy the good bacteria that your body needs in order to maintain a healthy immune system.” said Dr. Mona.

Eman Al Amoudi and Nada Al Zakri, KFMC clinical dieticians, were also on hand to provide important dietary tips for people who are currently using antibiotics for treatment. The two diet experts recommended the increased intake of fluids like juice and water to avoid dehydration and also recommended eating yoghurt as it acts as a substitute for beneficial bacteria.

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