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Are probiotics a scam treatment?

Are probiotics a scam treatment?

No: They are definitely good medicine in some conditions. Probiotic meds are even used in the hospital for some causes of diarrhea. ...Read more

Probiotic (Definition)

Probiotics, by definition, are beneficial bacteria that live in our intestinal tract to help us maintain health intestines and colon. There are several species of these bacteria that are helpful to us including lactobacillus acidophilus. The meats we eat contain antibiotics that kill our natural bacteria that reside in our gut. Today, you will replace these ...Read more


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What is the probiotic therapy in treatment of rota-virus gastroenteritis ?

What is the probiotic therapy in treatment of rota-virus gastroenteritis ?

Bifidobacter: A study done on 75 people in istanbul compared sacromyces boulardii and bifidobacter against nothing in children who got rotavirus. Both sacro b and bifidobacter helped improve more than nothing. So probably any probiotic would be better than nothing. ...Read more

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Can you explain if it's worth buying probiotic suppliments for IBS treatment ?

Can you explain if it's worth buying probiotic suppliments for IBS treatment ?

Probiotics have: Been shown to help many patients with ibs but all probiotics are not the same nor helpful. I use florastor or align and tell patients to avoid the others in healthfood stores that have not been tested or proven as the 2 above have. ...Read more

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My daughter is 8 weeks old and she is colicky. does biogaia treatment help and does it have any side effects or is it just probiotics.

My daughter is 8 weeks old and she is colicky. does biogaia treatment help and does it have any side effects or is it just probiotics.

Probiotics: The product is probiotics and is expensive. Many products have been used to treat colic but it seems like time or maturation of the bowel is the cure. Have your baby checked to make sure you are not dealing with any other problem, such as reflux. Look at the website purplecrying.info All the best. ...Read more

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After a 14 day treatment for h pylori, how long does it take to feel better? Belly still isn't right yet. Taking Prilosec 40mg & probiotic. Anxious.

After a 14 day treatment for h pylori, how long does it take to feel better? Belly still isn't right yet.  Taking Prilosec 40mg & probiotic. Anxious.

Please standardize: Who subscribed the Prilosec for 14 days. If you self medicated it, please go to your family doctor to have a standard triple medication for h pylori. After that the symptoms will be gone. ...Read more

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Which probiotic strain is best for post antibiotic (flagyl-cipro) therapy of sibo. Also highly lactose intol. Sibo symptoms returned very quickly.

Which probiotic strain is best for post antibiotic (flagyl-cipro) therapy of sibo. Also highly lactose intol. Sibo symptoms returned very quickly.

Probiotics: There are several high potency probiotics available, such as klaire complete, and orthobiotic, two of my favorites. A good post antibiotic restorative probiotic should have at least 4 strains of acidophillus and bifido bacteris, and a friendly competitor for candida, like florastor. Ortho biotic has all of those in one supplement. The other thing to look for is billions of cfu (cocloies). ...Read more