New York, IAS. A team of researchers has reported that people 60 years of age or older may be at increased risk of colic (inflammatory bowel disease) if they overuse antibiotics. The study, based on 2.3 million patients selected for presentation at Digestive Disease Week (DDW) 2022, provides information on Crohn’s disease (inflammation and pain from the digestive tract) and ulcerative colitis based on antibiotic use. can be done.

Advice to use cautiously for the elderly

Researcher Adam S. of New York University’s Grassman School of Medicine. Faye said that we think that in the case of the elderly, environmental factors are more important than genetics. When we identify Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis in younger patients, most of them have a family history. But this does not happen in the elderly.

Instead of ending, the disease may increase

This means that there is some internal environment, which creates such trouble. The study, conducted between 2000 and 2018 found that people aged 60 years or older given multiple doses of antibiotics were associated with an increased risk of developing these diseases with each dose course of antibiotics. Growing up

Higher risk of inflammatory bowel disease

A single course of antibiotics increases the risk of inflammatory bowel disease by 27 percent. Whereas with two courses this risk increases to 55 percent and with three courses to 67 percent. At the same time, with four courses, this risk increases to 96 percent. Similarly, five or more courses increase the risk by 236 percent. Experts say that excessive use of antibiotics should be avoided in minor diseases. Excessive use of these drugs can also affect the immunity of the body.

Edited By: Krishna Bihari Singh