If you have lived in Indiana long enough most of us have driven by a pig farm. As you scrambled, unable to role up the windows quick enough, few of us have ever wondered about how those little piglets grow up to be such fat pigs. Pig farmers… who get paid by the pound… for years have understood one unique relationship and exploited it to their advantage.
If you give healthy piglets antibiotics, they put on weight and grow into fat adults! Now there is new research published out of New York that may show a similar result in humans.
November 4th, 2011 “PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A New York University physician, studying the effects of antibiotics on our digestive tract, concluded that the medicine may change the bacterial environment to the extent that it may contribute to obesity.”
Anecdotally we see this in many patients that come into the Sinus Centers. Many complain of weight gain over the last several years. Many also have sleep related issues related to chronic nasal congestion that may contribute to Obstructive Sleep Apnea. The research on the overuse of antibiotics has always warned us about antibiotic resistance, however this new research leads to a whole new rationale for sinus treatment. Our goal should be the aggressive treatment of sinus inflammation in patients with chronic sinusitis to help prevent the use and abuse of antibiotics in the individual. We accomplish this at the Indiana Sinus Centers through the diligent use of medical anti-inflammatories, allergy identification, environmental analysis and minimally invasive sinus procedures if needed.
Contact us for treatment… before that next antibiotic!