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how do humans benefit from bacteria living in the digestive system

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
35 years experience Gastroenterology
Probably not much: Although corticosteroids certainly have an effect on the stomach and surely can affect the gut flora in some way, it is doubtful that one injection w ... Read More
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Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Bacteria: We have bacterial and other microorganisms as part of our systems on all integumentary surfaces (skin and mucous membranes). They play differing role ... Read More
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Dr. George Arcos
38 years experience Pain Management
GREAT question !!!: Gut flora (bacteria) has diverse functions, ;gaining energy from fermentation of undigested carbohydrates, absorption of fatty acids, synthesizing vit ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
31 years experience Gastroenterology
Gut only: Since these are meant to re-populate the gut with "good bacteria", they should not be systemic.
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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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H Pylorii: The etiological agent (bacterial) for Peptic Ulcer Diesease. The others are viral, fungal or protozoan (Guiadaria)
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Dr. Andrew Poleszak
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Bacterials infection: Are more severe and much more rare. Intoxications are more sudden and not so severe.Last shorter.
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Dr. Randy Baker
40 years experience Holistic Medicine
Yes: People have consumed raw milk throughout history until the relatively recent advent of pasteurization. Raw whey protein is easier to digest and absorb ... Read More
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Dr. Christopher Smith
41 years experience Family Medicine
Try this: type in on internet: KEY: How do all the systems work together
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Dr. Bac Nguyen
23 years experience Family Medicine
Yes it can..: Blood composes of red + white cells, platelets, and proteins/minerals. The cells are basically proteins/lipids + some fluid/minerals, and the red cel ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Enteric Coating: Allow the tablet to transverse the stomach and dissolve the GI tract

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