Hope for Those with Allergy and Asthma
Managing asthma and allergies can be difficult but a recent review in the December 2015 issue of Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology discusses promising results of research which could soon lead to an increased understanding of the diseases and more effective (and natural) treatments.
According to the review, the scientific community had previously underestimated the role of microflora in the lungs. Just like in the gut, the balance of the “good versus bad” bacteria in the lungs may play a significant role in the development of asthma and allergies. The author states, “Recent studies demonstrate differences between the lung microbiomes of health and asthmatic subjects.”
Recommendations for ways to adapt diet, environment and probiotic supplementation may still be in the future but studies are now focusing on how manipulation of the microbiome can reduce the impact or onset of asthma and allergies.