Antibiotics & Allergies Specialist Bluefield WV

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.

Donald Walter Asbury
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1240 Hockman Pike
Bluefield, VA
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4502 Maccorkle Avenue Southwest
Charleston, WV
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Medical School: King Edward Med Coll, Univ Of Punjab, Lahore
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Chandra Mohan Kumar, MD
(304) 422-1400
418 Grand Park Dr Ste 326
Parkersburg, WV
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Medical School: All India Inst Of Med Sci, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi, India
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Hospital: St Francis Hospital, Charleston, Wv; Charleston Area Med Ctr -Memo, Charleston, Wv
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Donald Walter Asbury, MD
(276) 322-2278
1240 Hockman Pike
Bluefield, VA
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Medical School: Marshall Univ Sch Of Med, Huntington Wv 25755
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Jeffrey L Shaw
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6007 Us Route 60 E
Barboursville, WV
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Mirie Roanne Sheets, MD
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1001 20th St
Huntington, WV
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210 N Sturmer St
Belington, WV
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2101 Jacob St # 601
Wheeling, WV
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Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med
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Antibiotics: The Road to Allergies and Asthma?

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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.

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