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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Not great data: For most probiotics and IBS and/or in the use of c.diff. It's not likely to harm you and may even help you, as everyone's body responds differently a ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Any: The best thing would be to eat 1-3 cups of unpasteurized yogurt a day. It provides the same types of organisms and will benefit your gut and be less e ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Perfectly safe: While 100 billion may sound like a lot, it is a tiny amount compared to the total number of bacteria that live in our intestines (which is about 100 ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Not to worry here...: Taking too many probiotics or 'overdosing' on good bacteria is an extremely difficult thing to do. The human gut is home to roughly 100 trillion bacte ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Expect gas/bloating: Would suggest stopping the oral probiotic since the combination may cause you significant bloating. Please note that the use of probiotics remains con ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
No: Please don't use probiotics for your GI tract, in your vagina. The "good bacteria" strains in each area are not the same. There are specific vaginal ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ihor Zakaluzny
37 years experience General Surgery
Helps to some extent: Try taking other probiotics, such as Florastor. Eat yogurt.
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandra Pinkham
52 years experience Holistic Medicine
Listen to your body: There are all kinds and some may contain heavy metals that are not good. If one has recently taken antibiotics probiotics can be helpful to prevent c ... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Many benefits: Probiotics are most commonly used in association with antibiotics to prevent diarrhea & yeast infections (florastor is esp. Good for this) but acidop ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
Probiotics do not: Contain vitamin d.

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