"Biofilm" . . . what do we know?
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So today we ask the question . . . what is "Biofilm" . . . and is it "good" or "bad"???
Well . . . "biofilm" in "nature" can be "harmful" or "beneficial" . . . but to humans . . . it's "not" a good thing.
So with that being said . . . what is "biofilm"???
Well . . . the U.S. National Library of Medicine says . . . "biofilm" is a toxic, slimy filmy "plaque" that is "secreted" by microorganisms such as most commonly . . . Enterococcus faecalis, Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Streptococcus viridans, E. coli, Klebsiela pneumoniae, Proteus mirabilis and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
Meaning . . . a "biofilm" forms when certain microorganisms like a bacteria or fungi . . . need to "adhere" to the surface of an object, like say your lungs, which is a moist environment. And with this . . . the slimy, glue-like "biofilm" is secreted to stick the microorganism (bacterial or fungus) to the object . . . like the lungs . . . and it then begins to "reproduce" and grow.
Okay . . . so once this happens . . . this glue-like "plaque", now turns cement-like . . . which creates a "solid" permanent foundation for new "colonies" of the microorganism to grow and build other new colonies.
You see . . . "biofilm" is like a "shell" or "protective coat of armor" for the bad microorganism's survival.
And guess what . . . "cancer" contains "bacterial DNA" and can also secrete "biofilm" around the cancer cells to protect them from "elimination".
Now . . . "biofilm" forms in virtually every imaginable environment on Earth . . . even in our home.
And some examples would be . . . toilet bowls, shower areas, gym restrooms, damp floors, drains and basically any area that stays moist.
But today, we're talking about the human body.
You see . . . "biofilm" can harbor and protect human "infectious" agents in a moist environment of the body. And this protection is like a shell or suit of armor . . .