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ASTHMA ALLERGIES AND SINUSITIS AND HOW THEY ARE RELATED TO CANDIDA OVERGROWTH
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THE CANDIDA CONNECTION TO ASTHMA AND ALLERGIES
WHY DO WE DEVELOP AN ALERGY
Non Genetic Allergies and asthma have long been connected to the gut, over 80% of the human immune system is situated alongside the intestines.
Candida overgrowth may lead to leaky gut syndrome which may lead to candida and other toxins spreading through the body.
Defective intestinal flora is known as Dysbiosis,the intestinal flora, comprising some billions of bacteria, form a fine film on the inside of the intestines. Everything we eat must pass through this flora, which alters and filters nutrients passing through it.
When candida overgrowth occurs and the intestinal flora are not intact, e.g. due to treatment with antibiotics, or ingestion of food full of cane sugar or treated with antibiotics, then the intestinal mucous membrane's absorptive abilities become impaired these changes may lead to leaky gut syndrome.
As the villi become less dense, foreign proteins which have not been completely broken down, may penetrate the intestinal mucous membrane and be wrongly absorbed.
Because so much of the human immune system is situated alongside the intestines, these proteins may detected by the immune system, which then reacts to otherwise quite harmless proteins, this may lead to overloading of the immune system.
As the immune system becomes overactive inappropriate immune responses such as inflammation reactions may lead to allergies and asthma.
So Allergies and Asthma may be indirect results of candida overgrowth, so where there are allergy and asthma symptoms , the greatest attention needs to be given to restoring the intestinal flora and the intestinal mucous membrane and this can only be done when candida overgrowth is controlled.
This theory was recently tested on lab mice, the mice drank water laced with antibiotics Candida overgrowth occurred, with their micro flora out of balance the mice were then exposed to allergens. They promptly showed signs of allergic airway disease similar to asthma.
Upset the gut’s natural mix of helpful bacteria and fungi, and allergies and asthma may develop.
Sinusitis and Hayfever
Inflammation of the sinuses leading to sinus headaches, runny nose, nasal congestion and a diminished sense of smell and taste may be related to Candida overgrowth.
This may be the reason many sinus sufferers do not find relief from antibiotics and nasal sprays.
Candida overgrowth may cause direct inflammation reactions in the sinuses as it dose in other parts of the body it may also in directly cause the sinuses to react to Fungus and mold spores are present in the inhaled air because Candida overgrowth confuses the immune system into inappropriate responses.
The general treatment for allergy, asthma and sinusitis is anti-histamines, anti- inflammatory's and finally antibiotics, so if candida overgrowth is not present at the beginning of this treatment there is a good chance it will be by the end possibly leading to a vicious circle of worsening symptoms.
Some research shows the rates of allergies and asthma have increased, could this be due to increasing antibiotic use and a western diet high in cane sugar.
In practice I have found that if Allergies or Asthma have developed in childhood and where a direct genetic link cannot be made, controlling candida overgrowth is well worth a try as dysbiosis and leaky gut are stopped the body can return to optimum health.
REMEMBER ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE CAN WORK IN WITH WESTERN MEDICINE
Allergy is an abnormal reaction to a substance foreign to the body that is acquired, predictable and rapid. It is characterized by excessive activation of mast cells and basophils by IgE, resulting in a systemic inflammatory response that can result in symptoms as benign as a runny nose, to life-threatening anaphylactic shock and death.The exact cause of allergic reactions are not always apparent, however, and several arguments from genetic-basis, environmental-basis and intermediate proponents exist with varying validity and acceptance. Genetic basis. It seems that the likelihood of developing allergies is inherited (due to some irregularity in the way the immune system works) but the developing of an allergy to a specific allergen is not. Ethnicity has also been shown to play a role in some allergies. Some recent research has also begun to show that some kinds of common parasites, such as intestinal worms (e.g. hookworms), secrete immunosuppressant chemicals into the gut wall and hence the bloodstream which prevent the body from attacking the parasite. This gives rise to a new slant on the "hygiene hypothesis" — that co-evolution of man and parasites has in the past led to an immune system that only functions correctly in the presence of the parasites.
Common Asthma is a chronic illness involving the respiratory system in which the airway occasionally constricts, becomes inflamed, and is lined with excessive amounts of mucus often in response to one or more triggers. These episodes may be triggered by such things as exposure to an environmental stimulant (or allergen), cold air, warm air, moist air, exercise or exertion, or emotional stress. This airway narrowing causes symptoms such as wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and coughing. Between episodes, most patients feel well but can have mild symptoms and they may remain short of breath after exercise for longer periods of time than the unaffected individual. The symptoms of asthma, which can range from mild to life threatening, can usually, be controlled with a combination of drugs and environmental changes.
Sinusitis or Rhino sinusitis is an inflammation of the Para nasal sinuses which may or may not be as a result of infection, from bacterial, fungal, viral, allergic or autoimmune issues.
Asthma, Allergies and Candida Overgrowth
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