Microbiome & The Lungs
From the moment we take our first breath, the world around us is influencing our microbiome. The microbiome is a community of commensal, symbiotic, and pathogenic organisms that share our body space. In fact, there are more bacterial cells than human cells in a healthy human body.
Research in the field initially focused on the gut microbiome and digestive health but quickly expanded to studying other organs such as the skin brain and even lungs. In recent decades scientists discovered that complex communities of microbiota inhabit the lungs and help maintain homeostasis in immune response, microbial biosis, and lung health.*