According to a new study, it was revealed that children who are born by caesarean section are at higher risk of developing the disease of asthma at the age of three years old. These findings support previous research results. The study analyzed data on more than 37 thousand participants in the Norwegian Mother and Children Study with the intention of comparing the health of children born by planned caesarean section or because of an emergency with the children who were born normally.
The results showed that children born by Caesarean section have a slightly higher chance to develop asthma when they are three years old. But there is no risk for the occurrence of asthma and frequent lower respiratory tract infections. The highest risk of asthma in children whose mothers did not have a history of allergy.
“This does not mean that Caesarean section itself that causes the increased risk of asthma, but children who are born by cesarean likely have an underlying degree of vulnerability,” said lead researcher, Maria Magnus, the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, according to Health Day. The research results was published recently in the American Journal of Epidemiology.
The researchers revealed the reasons, which allows an increased risk of asthma among children born by cesarean, it is the change of the bacteria flora in their intestines. It affects the immune system or the fact that these children are more likely to experience serious respiratory problems during the first weeks of their birth.
Although this study found an association between caesarean section delivery and asthma, it did not reveal any causal effects.Tagged with: asthma, baby asthma, caesar section, caesarean Section,