What actually causes the disease?
With the beginning of autumn, one of the most insidious diseases is
exacerbated – bronchial asthma, which today suffers from 5 to 15% of the
world’s population, according to WHO . Many laboratories, institutes and
organizations around the world are working to solve the mystery of this
disease. But its true reason has not been clarified to this day.
Perhaps the theory of the Moscow pulmonologist, candidate of medical sciences, author of several books and inventions, Viktor SOLOPOV, will help scientists get closer to unraveling … – Viktor Nikolaevich, why do you think that everything that has so far been considered the causes of bronchial asthma is allergies, heredity, reactivity of the airways, respiratory infections – wrong? – This was not considered the cause of asthma. Experts of the international committee GINA (“Global Initiative on Asthma”) refer them only to risk factors. And the cause of the disease was still considered unexplained. – And what about the hereditary nature of asthma? – The statement about the hereditary nature of asthma has always been controversial. Often, one of the identical twins has asthma from birth, while the other does not even have a hint of the disease. But these are people with the same set of genes! And it happens like this: the wife fell ill, and a few years later the husband suddenly fell ill. How to explain this? – And then you decided that an infection could be the cause of asthma? – It is known that both asthma and allergies have common mechanisms of occurrence associated with the immune system. But evolutionarily, immunity in humans developed as a system of protecting the body from infection. Therefore, a causally significant microbe should, interacting with the immune system, firstly, switch its response from “normal” to allergic, and, secondly, lead to inflammation in the bronchial tree, and subsequently to asthma. Five years of research allowed us to find this microorganism. It turned out to be a yeast-like fungus Candida – the causative agent of the well-known thrush.
– What proof of your assumption did you get? – Firstly, we found the predominant microbe in asthma patients. Bacteriological analysis of the contents of the respiratory tract and intestines of patients revealed fungal microorganisms (69.8% of all tests). Moreover, yeast-like fungi of the genus Candida were present in sputum in 63.3%. And in the intestines even more often – in 99.6% of the case. Secondly, our data coincided with studies of recent years, in which fungal flora is increasingly detected in sputum cultures in patients with bronchial asthma (over 80% of cases). And, thirdly, the analysis of epidemiological data showed that there is a direct relationship between the increase in the prevalence of fungi of the genus Candida in the population and the increase in the incidence of bronchial asthma.
– But then it turns out that all carriers of this fungus, and almost all of us are, should get bronchial asthma? – In absolutely healthy people, Candida should be detected only in 5% of cases – in the oral cavity. But in recent years, being a saprophyte, it has been detected on the skin of people in 19–70%, in the oral cavity of adults in 20–30% and in newborns in 90% (!) of cases, and in the intestines of adults and children in 36 and 50% respectively. These are abnormal figures. Aggravates the spread of Candida and uncontrolled use of antibiotics. After all, they kill not only harmful, but also beneficial microorganisms. And in their place, Candida immediately populates . And, if we analyze the data on the frequency of candidiasis in different years, we can see that their growth is observed precisely with the beginning of the “era” of active use of broad-spectrum antibiotics (late 50s – early 60s). When a massive colonization of fungi begins in the human body, the immune system is no longer able to cope with them. Candida begin to multiply actively and, releasing toxins, lead to inflammation in the bronchial tree. And then the reactions of the immune system are launched, which switches its work to the synthesis of allergic antibodies, trying to bind everything “alien”. And then even ordinary substances, such as food or plant pollen, begin to be perceived by the body as foreign. This is how asthma and allergies occur.
– Does this mean that cleansing the body of fungi will save a sick person from asthma or allergies?
– Not at all. After all, fungi only “start” the process, which further develops according to the general biological laws of the progression of the inflammatory process. – What then do you consider an effective treatment regimen for this disease? – The implementation of a whole program should be the basis of treatment for an asthmatic. Conduct an examination to assess the degree of bronchial obstruction and reversibility of obstruction, the severity of bronchospasm and inflammation, as well as the nature of immunological disorders.2. Choose an individual treatment aimed at restoring normal airway patency: relieve spasm, clear them of accumulated mucus and eliminate the inflammatory process. Moreover, all drugs, on the recommendation of WHO experts and the GINA committee, are best administered by inhalation.3. Cleanse the body from the Candida fungus , eliminate intestinal dysbacteriosis, cure fungal diseases, if any.
4. After eliminating all the problems, it is necessary to conduct a course of immune correction – to restore the normal functioning of the immune system. If these tasks are solved successfully, a person gets rid of his problems. – What can be said about disease prevention? – You should go in for sports, not tolerate colds and SARS “on your feet”, eat right, harden, do not smoke or stop smoking. A smoker with an increased reactivity of the respiratory tract can very quickly turn into an asthmatic.