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Could Air Quality Have An Effect On Intestinal Health?

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I'm still dealing with these gurgles, altering c and d, stomach cramping etc.

For the last 3 weeks our air quality has been in the red zone..which is unhealthy air. Of course my asthma is acting up and I'm dealing with inflammation in general.

Is there any data showing that bad air quality could have an effect on your intensities due to inflammation?

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I deal with lupus, an inflammatory disease.  I find that anything that makes me feel poorly in one area, like asthma irritants, crappy food/poor diet,  over/under exercise... it all contributes to my overall lack of well-being and leads to everything acting up.  Of course this is anecdotal evidence and should be taken at face value.

 

I googled "air quality systemic inflammation" and found a ton of inconclusive articles.  Most of them focused on the possible link between air pollution and cardiovascular events.  I started to link a few on here, but I will let you plug it into google and take a look, because there are quite a few.  The one most close to what you are looking for is here:  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3180712/?report=reader   Happy reading! :)

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I deal with lupus, an inflammatory disease.  I find that anything that makes me feel poorly in one area, like asthma irritants, crappy food/poor diet,  over/under exercise... it all contributes to my overall lack of well-being and leads to everything acting up.  Of course this is anecdotal evidence and should be taken at face value.

 

I googled "air quality systemic inflammation" and found a ton of inconclusive articles.  Most of them focused on the possible link between air pollution and cardiovascular events.  I started to link a few on here, but I will let you plug it into google and take a look, because there are quite a few.  The one most close to what you are looking for is here:  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3180712/?report=reader   Happy reading! :)

interesting reading, I did google a bit but same as you found inconclusive reports. I did come across some that were looking into the affects but it's just not studied enough. I already know how it affects my asthma, it does seem when my asthma isn't happy nothing is happy. maybe I'm dealing with some GERD issues since my lungs are inflamed it traps air and acid. who knows, just want to feel healthy!

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I have severe GERD and gallbladder issues as well, and sometimes I am unable to figure out if it is that or the asthma causing symptoms.  This year I got a digital peak flow meter, and my doctor said to use it to check before I use my inhaler and only use my inhaler if I am below a certain number.  Shortly after that I realized that sometimes I felt like I needed to use my inhaler, but my flow readings were fine, so it was my GERD/gallbladder.  Now I am paying more attention and can tell a little better when it is asthma vs. something else.

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