Antibiotics & Allergies Specialist Bardstown KY

While we tend to think of allergies and asthma as involving mainly the respiratory system, this research suggests the microbes in the gut play a role, too.

Kenneth Lee Gerson, MD
(859) 277-9112
171 N Eagle Creek Dr Ste 106
Lexington, KY
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1958

Data Provided by:
Barbara S Isaacs
(502) 583-1023
801 Barret Ave
Louisville, KY
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

Data Provided by:
Manuel S Villareal, MD FAAAAI
(859) 371-3797
7621 Dixie Hwy
Florence, KY
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 1985

Data Provided by:
Everett B Gevedon
(606) 324-4222
330 25th St
Ashland, KY
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

Data Provided by:
Mark Lee Corbett
(502) 635-6937
1261 Goss Ave
Louisville, KY
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

Data Provided by:
Arun Rajguru Kadambi
(859) 276-1452
166 Pasadena Dr
Lexington, KY
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

Data Provided by:
Duane Leslie Keitel, MD
(859) 647-2308
7388 Turfway Rd Ste 207
Florence, KY
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1998

Data Provided by:
Donald E Blair, MD
(606) 784-8124
301 E Main St
Morehead, KY
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1967

Data Provided by:
Jonathon Baldwin, MD
(270) 842-7588
1724 Rockingham Ave Ste 101
Bowling Green, KY
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1980

Data Provided by:
James W Parker
(502) 429-8585
9800 Shelbyville Rd
Louisville, KY
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

Data Provided by:
Data Provided by:

Antibiotics: The Road to Allergies and Asthma?

Provided by: 

The rates of allergies and asthma have skyrocketed in the past 40 years, for reasons that have been frustratingly unclear. Now it turns out that the rise of another phenomenon—the use of antibiotics—may hold a clue. A study from the University of Michigan Medical School has found that antibiotics seem to prime the immune system to overreact to substances it could just as well ignore.

When the Michigan team gave mice a five-day course of antibiotics, the animals showed the same effect seen in humans: an upset in the balance of yeast and other microbes in the gut. The researchers then exposed the mice to several common allergens. The mice given antibiotics were hypersensitive to them, while the other mice had a normal immune response.

While we tend to think of allergies and asthma as involving mainly the respiratory system, this research suggests the microbes in the gut play a role, too.

The results support part of the “hygiene hypothesis,” which holds that modern societies are too sanitary—when you’re not exposed to very many bugs, your immune system has a hard time telling the difference between a harmless substance (like pollen) and a dangerous toxin, so it’s likely to overreact.

And the findings provide yet another reason to encourage the growth of “good” bacteria in our bellies. To do that, Gary Huffnagle, who worked on the study, recommends a diet rich in fiber and active-cultured yogurt and low in refined carbs and sugar. “It’s a good idea to do this even when you’re not taking antibiotics,” he says. And if you do need to take the drugs, he advises taking probiotics afterward. Your nose, as well as your stomach, will thank you.

Copyright 1999-2009 Natural Solutions: Vibrant Health, Balanced Living/Alternative Medicine/InnoVisi...