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A 24-year-old male asked:

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
Preventive Medicine 73 years experience
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.

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