A 32-year-old male asked:
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Suffering from diarrhea IBS no medicines seems to work so I have started taking yakult drink which is a probiotic drink, is that a good idea?

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience in Preventive Medicine
IBS: Is caused often by increased activity of the complex nervous system around the bowel. The commonest cause, by far, is poor diet, especially sugar. A good probiotic is helpful.
Answered on Oct 25, 2012
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