Early Respiratory Infections and Childhood Asthma – (10-05-00)By
Early Respiratory Infections and Childhood Asthma
Several previous studies have suggested that infections early in life may protect against asthma. This study contradicts previous findings, and even goes further to conclude that early infections increase the risk of asthma. I have a feeling that we are going to see this issue bounced back and forth for the next several years. There are some things to consider with the results of this study. The author does not mention how those early infections were treated. Previous studies have identified a link between childhood antibiotic use and asthma. If a majority of these children were treated with antibiotics for their infections, this may be where the link lies and not with the infection itself. I truly believe that childhood infections that are allowed to “run their course” helps to strengthen an infants’ health.
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Since acquiring a passion for how the body works in chiropractic school, I have continued to indulge this desire by reading some 120 peer reviewed medical journals per month. I’m always learning more about how to help people avoid chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease, dementia, osteoporosis, obesity and cancer, and pass along this information in my blog. There are currently almost 3,500 posts cataloged on almost every health topic imaginable. Click Here for more bio information