Development Of Atopic Asthma
Atopic disease occurs when the immune system is dysregulated, resulting in allergic inflammation. Various internal and external factors determine the dysregulation and the development of an atopic disease.
In the first few years of life when the immune system is just developing, you are particularly susceptible to being directed towards the development of an atopic disease. However, this isn’t just relevant to children, given that adults can also manifest atopic disease after a change in environment or chronic stress for example.
This is where the hygiene hypothesis stems from, which suggests that a more hygienic environment and fewer infections may be an important reason why there is an increase in atopic disease. According to this theory, too much hygiene or early avoidance of possible things that can cause an allergic reaction increase risks of atopic disease. Why? Because you actually require the exposure to an allergen in order for your immune system to develop properly. Of course, there is always further understanding required to fully comprehend the ins and outs of the development of atopic conditions like asthma.
Deborah, this is the most comprehensive, logical and supportive article I have read about asthma. You cover all areas at a grass roots level that allows us to have a full understanding of how to change lifestyles without the intervention of prescription drugs and work positively at managing this condition on a daily basis.
Hello Margie, what incredible feedback! Thank you. Asthma is certainly a manageable condition! Once the root causes have been established, you can take positive steps to improving asthma and your overall health. Much love
I agree with Margie, this is the most informative, educational and practical advice on Asthma. We use electronic medicine to treat Asthma but it’s nice to back that up with information we can share with our clients that explains asthma so beautifully. I can’t wait to finish my Functional Medicine Health Coaching programme and incorporate this into our current offerings The world is ready for a change but are we ready for the world?