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how to tell if probiotics are working

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience in Preventive Medicine
Variable: Fortunately all are innocuous and overdose does not apply be taking both.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
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 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
31 years experience in Holistic Medicine
What symptoms?: How much, for how long, ?
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Probiotics : Consider use of Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Lactobacillus reuteri or Saccharomyces boulardii.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience in Gastroenterology
Probiotics--worth $: "pro"-biotics put good organisms into your gut (unlike "anti"-biotics which kill bacteria) & include: lactobacillus, acidophilus, bifidobacter, sachro ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Sieb
13 years experience in Family Medicine
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
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. DeWayde Perry
25 years experience in Integrative Medicine
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
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
That is: Fine.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience in Preventive Medicine
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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