Quantitative and qualitative changes in the composition of normal microflora (bacteria and other groups of microbe). There is a loss of normal functions of the microflora. 102
Negative significance of microflora.
- potential pathogens can cause disease - endogenous infections (pyo inflammatory processes, etc.) under the decrease of immunity resistance;
- enteropathogenic E. coli strains cause colienteritis and gastroenteritis in children, and escherichiosis in adults;
- oral microflora is a cause of caries;
- are the sources of drug resistance genes;
- skin microflora is a cause of acne, pyoderma, furunculosis.
What is Dysbiosis?
Quantitative and qualitative changes in the composition of normal microflora (bacteria and other groups of microbe). There is a loss of normal functions of the microflora.
Dysbiosis is a term for a microbial imbalance that most often affects a person’s digestive tract. That being said, dysbiosis can also affect the skin, eyes, lungs, ears, nose, sinuses, nails, and vagina.
Dysbiosis is also sometimes called dysbacteriosis or bacterial dysbiosis. That is because the gastrointestinal tract (GI tract) contains both “good” and “bad” bacteria to form the gut flora—also called the gut microbe. But, other tiny organisms also reside in the gastrointestinal tract, including yeast, fungus, viruses, and parasites.
The dysbiosis pronunciation is “diss-bi-osis.” Russian-born microbiologist and zoologist, Dr. Elie Metchnikoff, would first coin the term in the 20th century. Dr. Metchnikoff is the first scientist to discover the impact of the properties of probiotics—also known as that “good bacteria.” The terms “dys” and “symbiosis” translate to “not living in harmony.”
When the gut flora is balanced, it is called “orthobiosis,” which again is a term introduced by Dr. Metchnikoff in the early 1900s. He considered dysbiosis so serious that is also said, “death begins in the gut.” The issue here is that not all of the friendly organisms in the gut flora are “friendly.” In fact, when there is an overgrowth of bacteria, parasites, fungus, yeast, or other organisms, it can lead to dysbiosis.