This past week was a harder week for me because of seasonal temperature changes. I notice once the weather gets to certain temperatures I get quite a bit of inflammation in my lungs.
I’m not sure how much of it is related to asthma (which I was also diagnosed with after LAM) or LAM processes (I’m sure it’s a mix), but I notice frequent exacerbations with changes in season & spiking of temperatures.
Yet after reviewing that news piece it made more sense to me as to one possible reason outside of just weather that I struggle with this issue periodically when it exacerbates on its own.
The idea of analyzing gut microbes, biomes (& microbiomes), & bacteria isn’t a new science but one that seems to be increasingly taking hold. Explaining the importance & relevance of such processes is now going mainstream to the public.
I find this fascinating because I know I’ll still have LAM & asthma both after transplant. With new lungs I’ll have a better chance of fighting & managing them than I do presently.
LAM does have the potential to grow back in my lungs, but the prevalence is still lower than average of that happening.
I wonder if this is an area that might lead to further understanding, & is something worthy of further research examination in rare diseases & chronic illnesses (in general).
Could correcting imbalances somehow enable the body to fight back against such diseases with better results? It’s interesting to think about.