Antibiotics & Allergies Specialist Weatherford TX

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.

Anantha R Bhandari, MD
(940) 325-0789
102 Holly Hill Rd
Mineral Wells, TX
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Pediatrics, Allergy
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Medical School: Mysore Med Coll, Mysore Univ, Mysore, Karnataka, India
Graduation Year: 1976

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Lazarus J Loeb, MD
(817) 731-3822
3600 Hulen St Ste A2
Fort Worth, TX
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Allergy & Immunology, Internal Medicine
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Western Ontario, Fac Of Med, London, Ont, Canada
Graduation Year: 1954
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Hospital: Harris Methodist-Fort Worth, Fort Worth, Tx; Plaza Med Ctr Of Ft Worth, Fort Worth, Tx
Group Practice: Allergy & Asthma Ctr

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Dale A Wood
(210) 826-8677
341 E Hildebrand Ave
San Antonio, TX
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Allergy / Immunology

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John Russell Mc Farlane, MD
(512) 454-0392
3705 Medical Pkwy Ste 320
Austin, TX
Specialties
Otolaryngology, Allergy
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Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1969
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Hospital: Brackenridge Hosp, Austin, Tx; Seton Med Ctr, Austin, Tx
Group Practice: Austin Ear Nose & Throat Clnc

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Maritza Navarro
(512) 873-7468
12414 Alderbrook Dr
Austin, TX
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Allergy / Immunology

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Anantha R Bhandari, MD
(940) 325-0789
102 Holly Hill Rd
Mineral Wells, TX
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Pediatrics, Allergy
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mysore Med Coll, Mysore Univ, Mysore, Karnataka, India
Graduation Year: 1976

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Paritosh Chandra DuTta
(972) 238-9065
275 W Campbell Rd
Richardson, TX
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Allergy / Immunology

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Roger A Harden, MD
(512) 338-1366
4310 James Casey St Ste 1C
Austin, TX
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Allergy & Immunology
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Male
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Graduation Year: 1978

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Yongxin Chen
(281) 578-7922
21820 Kingsland Blvd
Katy, TX
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Allergy / Immunology

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(817) 571-6622
2305 Central Park Blvd
Bedford, TX
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Allergy / Immunology

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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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