As with other medications, there’s a risk associated with using fluoroquinolones. These antibiotics kill bacteria but as they do so, they also damage mitochondrial DNA.
That causes mild to severe side effects in patients who use them. This article will explain how regenerative medicine helps to treat these side effects.
What are fluoroquinolones?
A fluoroquinolone is a particular type of antibiotic. It’s used to treat several types of inflections, including common ones like sinus infections.
In the past, fluoroquinolones were frequently prescribed by doctors who needed to treat their patients with antibiotics. Unfortunately, over time more and more patients have had serious side effects as a result of using fluoroquinolones.
In 2016, the Food and Drug Administration recommended that fluoroquinolones only be used in extreme circumstances. For instance, they may only be prescribed in cases where they are the only antibiotics that can be used with the patient
What are the symptoms of fluoroquinolone toxicity?
Patients who are suffering from fluoroquinolone toxicity have a range of symptoms. Several recover from a relatively mild infection with the help of the antibiotic but later experience nervous system disturbances, depression or psychosis.
Some individuals may constantly suffer from nausea while others have pain in their joints. Patients with this type of toxicity may have symptoms so severe that it effects their ability to walk, run or perform their regular activities without pain.
Patients who have used a fluoroquinolone sometimes end up experiencing muscle weakness as a result. Some have had a complete lifestyle change and might even switch to using mobility devices in order to do activities that they enjoy.
How can regenerative medicine help?
Regenerative medicine uses stem cell therapies and peptide therapy to help patients recover after they’ve been badly affected by fluoroquinolones. The aim is to help the body heal itself, especially in areas such as the joints, where stem cells help to trigger the repair of collagen and other tissues.
Mineral replacement is also important. Doctors work to address metabolite deficiencies that’ contribution to overall ill-health. As the mitochondria are repaired, energy is restored at the cellular level and symptoms of chronic fatigue begin to decrease.
Fluoroquinolones are known to have a devastating impact on the health of adults of all ages. The effect is more pronounced when an individual has used a course of a fluoroquinolone several times because it takes time for damage to be seen. Effective treatment can help patients to regain lost mobility and experience a greater sense of well-being.