Case of Baby Suffered Asthma Is Increasing

The team of researchers from the UK and Chile, found the result that the infants affected asthma have a trend of rising. 

Between 2001 and 2003, the research team analyzed data from 1232 children born in 1974 and 1978 in a region in Chile.

The study focused on weight and height of the baby at birth and growth for one year including information on possible occurrence of symptoms of asthma and allergic sensitivities.

To be able to find these results, the team of researchers conducted an investigation on the impact of the so-called programming hypothesis, which is a relationship between asthma with high weight factor in the first year of child birth.

The very contrast is the higher the size of body mass index (BMI) at birth will make the baby protected from the leads to asthma. Babies who born with short stature are likely to have asthma in the future. Added that nutritional deficiencies will likely be the deciding factor in the future occurrence of asthma.

Another study about the babies with asthma. It is based on the results of a study conducted by a team of experts from Yale University. The result of these studies are in a series of studies linking the medicines commonly used with the asthma in children.

The team of researchers from Yale studied 1400 children to see whether early use of antibiotics can caused asthma cases higher when the children aged six years.

Participants are known to be given an antibiotics at the time of the baby before the age of six months due to infections which not associated with chest problems.

Participants also included the children from the parents who don't have a family with history of asthma.

Antibiotics are drugs that kills diseases caused by bacteria. The researchers said that antibiotics which are given too early can disrupt the balance of protective microbes in the gut that help the babies to ward off the disease at an early stage of life.

The results shown an increased risk of asthma, even if the children have never had chest infection and not come from families with asthma.

This study may encourage doctors to avoid unnecessary use of antibiotics, especially in children low risk. Don't give antibiotics to babies younger than 6 months, because it can increase the risk of asthma in the future.

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drshwetaushah 5 years ago from India

Very true. Antibotics interfere with the body's natural immune response, which can have deterimental effect on a child's health. Homeopathy on the other hand is relatively safe and very effective in management of Asthma and enhancing immunity, especially among infants.


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WriterDJ 5 years ago Author

Thank you drshwetaushah for your comment, are you a doctor?

your comments enrich my Hub :)


Giselle Maine 5 years ago

An interesting hub on early factors leading to development of asthma.


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WriterDJ 5 years ago Author

Hello Giselle, thanks for reading and commenting


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Brinafr3sh 4 years ago from West Coast, United States

Useful information about babies with asthma. Good information, Voted up.


Karsen 22 months ago

That's a creative answer to a difcifult question

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