Non-Infectious Diseases influence by microbes:
- Heart Disease
- Mental Illness
Each week, I’ve learned more about how the microbiome could potentially alter other organ systems. This diseases I listed above were not ones I’d associate with microbes. My main take away from this course is that microbes influence health, more than I’ve considered. Perhaps this is something people should be more aware about. If I’m ever faced with prescriptions or treatments, I will definitely consider the impacts they could possibly have on my microbiota and long term effects that could be associated with that. I hope that biomedical engineers and doctors can work together to create new treatments that consider the individual microbiome.