A 20-year-old male asked:
would it be a good idea to try a probiotic supplement since i suffer from constipation & digestive problems? i'm on linzess.
2 doctor answers
Dr. Christine Hom answered
29 years experience Pediatrics
Constipation: Start with 6-8 cups of water a day, increase fiber - dried beans, sweet potatoes, blackberries, apples. Adding probiotics is never a bad thing - ordinary yogurt with live cultures will do - but try some conservative measures to treat the constipation first and your digestion is likely to improve.
Answered on Sep 6, 2020
Dr. Bernard Seif answered
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Pro mean with: and bio means life. Probiotics help the GI system digest food. Anti means against. So, if one takes excessive antibiotics (which are sometimes needed) they can kill off the good bacteria in our GI systems and we can have digestive problems. This can happen w/out antibiotics at times too. So, the probiotics replace the good bacteria that are missing or low. Peace and good health. Try and see.
Answered on Sep 30, 2018
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