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How to tell if probiotics are working

A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 73 years experience
Variable: Fortunately all are innocuous and overdose does not apply be taking both.

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Good idea: A "pre"biotic feeds the bacteria in the "pro"biotic, so these colonies grow and fluorish. Prebiotics consist of carbohydrate that is indigestible by... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Consider this!: The qualities of a good probiotic are the number of good bacteria per capsule and the number of species of good bacteria! 10 billion with ten strains... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Probiotics : Consider use of Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Lactobacillus reuteri or Saccharomyces boulardii.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Probiotics--worth $: "pro"-biotics put good organisms into your gut (unlike "anti"-biotics which kill bacteria) & include: lactobacillus, acidophilus, bifidobacter, sachro... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Sieb
Family Medicine 14 years experience
GI: I would suggest you be seen by a gastroenterologist (GI)- a stomach and intestine specialist who may be able to scope you and make sure everything is ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. DeWayde Perry
Integrative Medicine 26 years experience
Yes : Sure you can. Two caveats: If you are prescribed a course of antibiotics by a physician, be sure to tell him/her about your probiotic usage. Also, ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
Not necessarily: A yellowish stool can mean there is excess fat in the stool. When you take probiotics you are altering the bacteria in the intestine, so stool changin... Read More
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Dr. Robert Kent
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 12 years experience
It is safe: As long as you take each as directed, they should not have any dangerous interactions as long as you are a healthy individual without any specific hea... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
See below: Probiotics need live organisms to work as intended. Storing in an unregulated environment may have impaired the viability of the organisms. An other, ... Read More

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