Caesarean section: Implications

It is known that almost 1/3 of women shows a cesarean section in order to preserve the life and health of the child.However, studies show that caesarean section can change the immunological profile of the child.

The fact is that when a child is born in a natural way, it passes through the birth canal and undergoes certain changes, thereby preparing for the "new" life.Babies born by Caesarean section, do not pass this way, and therefore the risk of developing allergies and asthma in children increased to 80%.

Speaking the language of science, the researchers found an increase in the number of IL-13 in cord blood.IL-13 - a cytokine.The child after cesarean levels of IL-4 and IL-13 above, and the levels of T-cells is much lower than that of a child born naturally.These indicators signify poor functioning T-cells, which regulates the immune response in the body.

This is quite an important discovery, because it turns out that the mode of delivery - an important factor in the development of the immune syst

em of the newborn.

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