Certainly not all, but perhaps some Cystic Fibrosis (CF) cases are linked to fungus. This breathing disorder is caused by a genetic mutation in the CFTR gene that alters the lung epithelium cells from properly interacting with microbes, including disease causing fungi. These genetic mutations lead to inflammation and lung tissue injury in people with Cystic Fibrosis.
Eight years ago, a research paper in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. (2012 Feb 1;185(3):301-10.) discovered that Aspergillus fumigatus, a fungus commonly isolated in Cystic Fibrosis patients, is notorious for its role in the debilitating condition called allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis. As it turns out, this species of Aspergillus makes a poisonous byproduct once inside the human body, called “Ochratoxin A,” (OTA). Further studies have proven that OTA increases cell mutations.
If you have Cystic Fibrosis, certainly show this report to him/her and inquire about using a drug that treats Aspergillus fungal infections. It is called Sporanox (Itraconazole) and it and a limited carb diet might have you feeling much improvement in a week or two.
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