The composition of the microbiota is dynamic, changing from infancy to adulthood, and is affected by:3
- Nutritional sources
- The environment
- Human genetic makeup
Antibiotics influence the microbiota and can be a significant source of its disruption.3 Antibiotics selectively decrease key bacterial populations, allowing subdominant bacterial populations to overgrow and become dominant colonizers. This creates a disequilibrium.3
Did you know?
Did you know that antibiotics can decrease the population of key bacteria in the gut, which creates a disequilibrium (dysbiosis)?