The existence of various sub types of intestinal bacteria in early stages of life could decrease children’s risk of bronchial asthma, as Canada scientists have affirmed. Most children usually get these viruses from their surroundings. But some kids are given medication that destroys these microorganisms and some viruses are not killed by antibiotics for various reasons.
Experts now have a series of particular indicators that seem to show the risk of developing asthmatic problems later in life. These results prove that viruses that are found in and within us might play a part in bronchial asthma complications. This medical condition seems to occur in the three months of age based on organic processes that still are not very clear.
Being exposed to environmental viruses, like by living in a rural area or having animals, seems to decrease the risk of asthma. Bronchial asthma is a health problem that has increased considerably in the last 50 years and affects almost 1/5 of children in Western nations, according to American scientists. Strangely, this chronic affection is not so spread in emerging parts of the world.
It is possible that inhabitants of the less-developed nations come into contact to more beneficial microorganisms and other bacteria. This is known as hygiene theory, which says surroundings that are very clean could actually prevent the development of our immune mechanisms.
The scientists discovered that 20 children who had a lower level of these microorganisms when they were 3 months old also had a lower level at 1 year. All 20 children had the highest risk of suffering from asthma, and 7 have been clinically diagnosed as having the respiratory conditions so far, as the scientists said.
This new information shows that it is not surprising at all how important our childhood really is. In our first months of life, intestinal bacteria influence the defense reactions that weaken or protect children against asthma.
Diagnosing these microorganisms in babies could help recognize children who are at a risk of suffering of bronchial asthma when they grow older. These kids could be supervised and cure quicker if they develop a form of asthma.
While the research found a correlation between intestinal microorganisms and bronchial asthma predisposition in children, but it did not confirm the cause or effect of these medical problems
Whether treating children with probiotics (good microorganisms) might decrease the risk of bronchial asthma threat is not known yet. The scientists said that the probiotics found in over-the-counter products do not have the bacteria discovered in this research.
Studies like this one are determining specific microorganism mixtures that are missing in young kids who have an increased risk of bronchial asthma. The ongoing objective is to understand if they could use these bacteria and not the common nonspecific probiotics.
Experts also stated that these results need to be duplicated in larger tests and with different communities. The scientists also want to find out if all this types of microorganisms are safe for our health, or just a part of them.