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Are Probiotics Good For Diarrhea
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
Yes: Probiotics help repopulate your intestines with the normal bacterial flora that helps us digest our food. That does not mean that more are better or that supplements are better than eating a well balanced diet. They are particularly helpful after an illness, a course of antibiotics, or exposure to harmful bacteria that disrupt the normal balance. ...Read more
Basically no: All the talk about this being a 'superfood' is at best 'overstated'. Health doesn't come from magic food choices. It comes from staying physically fit, avoid tobacco, illegal drugs, foolish lifestyles, and excessive alcohol, and eating sensibly. All the mumbo-jumbo about this-or-that being magic just serves as a distraction. ...Read more
Fermented milk: Yakult is a probiotic dairy product made by fermenting a mixture of skimmed milk with a special strain of the bacterium "Lactobacillus casei Shirota." The product has almost twice as much sugar per 100grams as Coca Cola or orange juice (18 grams versus 10grams). There are probably less caloric ways to get your dose of probiotics. ...Read more
Are there any good over-the-counter medications for IBS c I have been taking probiotics metamusal and milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide)?
IBS: I would recommend that you do a food dairy and see which foods you are allergic (ibs pts have allergies). The most common are dairy and gluten. You can try a to do a food elimination diet where you eliminate an entire food category for 1-2 weeks to see if you improve. I would recommend a high strength probiotic of 80 billion. For constipation i would recommend taking mag 500-1000 mg per night. ...Read more
Is there a probiotic for chronic diarrhea/IBS-D? if so would Phillips colon health or florastor be good brands to buy?
It depends...: Since you are pregnant i'd advise a quality prenatal vitamin. A fish oil supplement featuring dha is also important during pregnancy. Most people benefit from extra vit. D, at least 5000 iu/day and extra vit c 1000 mg 2x/day. It looks like you also have diabetes. Certain supplements like chromium and cinnamon may help. See http://www.Diabeteswellbeing.Com/diabetes-nutritional-supplements.Html. ...Read more
Is there a good diet to follow while taking prevpac(h.Yplori) to prevent side effects? Like activia yogurt and probiotics?
All not powerful: You want to try different ones and see what is best for you. From joghurt to kefir to health food store tablets. Keep in mind that all are not too powerful. See what is best for you, there is no exact science. Florastor is one that I have seen to be helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probiotics such as yogurt w live cultures are recommended to help control yeast but they advise against dairy? What probiotics to take please Dr?
Look for a brand: that has a variety of strains of probiotics in it, not just one or two. The amount of each one is less important. Use refrigerated probiotics if possible, and you can use the room temp. ones at work or traveling. Peace and good health. ...Read more
PROBIOTICS 4 IBS: IBS = irritable bowel syndrome is a diagnosis of exclusion. SX can be managed You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori . Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/hpylori . you also need a baseline colonoscopy. While you are getting these items checked out you should ditch to a gluten free high fiber diet . Ie gutbliss.com and Wholeapproach.com. Also 64-80oz water ...Read more
All have them.: If the ada says it is real yogurt with active cultures, then you have your probiotics, but others tout specific strains of bifidus and lactobacilli as being better. There is little hard evidence that this is the case. ...Read more
Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more
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