Recurrent inflamed airways

Regulating natural intestinal bacteria

A normal cough or cold can, under unfavourable conditions, develop into bronchitis or sinusitis. In both cases, the mucosa of the bronchi, i.e. the branches of the respiratory tract, or the paranasal sinuses, become inflamed. Viruses are generally responsible for this inflammation, which is why taking antibiotics does not help. However, the viral infection can prepare the way for a bacterial infection, which does require treatment with antibiotics. Take particular care if the fever rises and if, for example in the case of bronchitis, the sputum changes and becomes purulent.

In some people, almost every ordinary cough or cold goes to the bronchi or paranasal sinuses. In such cases, medicines containing natural intestinal bacteria can help to break the circle of recurring infections.

Intestinal bacteria for a strong immune system

From the moment we are born, our bodies maintain a close symbiotic relationship between the bacteria on our skin and in our intestine. The mass of bacteria gather in the large intestine in particular – it is home to billions of bacteria of all different types. Having this variety of bacteria in the intestine is vital for our health. Only if there are sufficient bacteria in the intestine can the immune system perform to its full potential. The body's immune system is in constant contact with the intestinal bacteria, and the bacteria train the immune system so that it is equipped for an emergency situation, i.e. encountering real pathogens. The bacteria also protect a healthy intestinal flora from pathogens.

Immune cells: From the intestine to the nose

The protective and trained intestinal flora is often damaged – for example by poor nutrition, the influence of harmful substances or by taking medication. Broad spectrum antibiotics in particular not only kill the pathogens they are supposed to be fighting off, but also some of the intestinal flora at the same time. Stress can also have a detrimental effect on intestinal flora. Changes in the intestinal flora can impact the entire immune system. This is because the natural bacterial flora in the intestine is needed to get activated immune cells moving through the body and to encourage them to settle on other mucosa. The intestinal flora therefore influences the body's defences at the mucosa of the upper airways.

Preparations containing bacteria can therefore help to regulate the body's defences at the mucosa and thus to prevent recurring infections of the airways.