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Best probiotic for ibs? Also do probiotics affect the liver for the good too? Alt^, no cause determined. ;extensive tests, waiting for specialist help.

Best probiotic for ibs? Also do probiotics affect the liver for the good too? Alt^, no cause determined. ;extensive tests, waiting for specialist help.

"best" probiotics: Like all the newest, latest, and greatest highly touted "natural" medications, probiotics have become very popular. However, none have been shown in independent testing to be of any efficacy for a "normal" bowel, let alone one with inflammatory symptoms. You should first obtain a diagnosis--as "ibs" is not a diagnosis at all--rather than self medicating. Good luck. ...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 probiotic is best for IBS-C? My doctor prescribed Florastor, will this help? My symptoms are bloating, nausea, idigestion & cramps. Thanks

Probiotic: Florastor is an adequate, old standard probiotic but may not render dramatic effects with your IBS. There are prescription preparations which are effective for IBS with problematic constipation (not diarrhea) as its main symptom. Discuss this with your physician or gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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What is the best probiotic to take if you have ibs? (Safest and most effective)

What is the best probiotic to take if you have ibs? (Safest and most effective)

Probiotics: The jury is still out whether Probiotics really helps IBS or is it placebo. Let's see if it hold up to further studies and scrutiny ...Read more

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What is the best probiotic to use if you have ibs? Also what would be the best medicine? (if I decide to go that route) somewhat frequent diarrhea

What is the best probiotic to use if you have ibs? Also what would be the best medicine? (if I decide to go that route) somewhat frequent diarrhea

Please do not: Think that higher numbers of probiotics are better. It is better to look for mixed probiotics. The refrigerated are generally stronger because they are more alive. Peace and good health. Another type of doc may answer this question too and address conventional medications. ...Read more

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What probiotic would work best for gas caused from ibs? Currently take acidophilus

What probiotic would work best for gas caused from ibs? Currently take acidophilus

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 more

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Wife seems to have had bad reaction to clindamycin a year ago. C-diff negative, but now IBS symptoms. What's the best probiotic to help resolve?

Your choice: People with irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) may benefit from the addition of a probiotic. Ibs is a general term which covers a variety of non specific GI complaints which have no absolute pathological cause. I suggest a well balanced diet which includes fruits, vegetables, and other fibre. I also suggest addition of yogurt to the diet. A probiotic is equal to about 10 yogurts a day.Any brand is ok. ...Read more

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How is rifaximin best Taken for IBS/SIBO? With meals?probiotics?any diet likely to affect outcome? Any supplements help eg high quality multivitamins?

How is rifaximin best Taken for IBS/SIBO? With meals?probiotics?any diet likely to affect outcome? Any supplements help eg high quality multivitamins?

PROBIOTICS 4 IBS: IBS =diagnosis of exclusion. SX can be managed You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for BLOOD/ H pylori/parasite/. you also need a baseline EGD/colonoscopy. While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a GF diet . Ie gutbliss.com and Wholeapproach.com. Also 64-80oz water. REJUVENATION-SCIENCE.COM For vitamins . PROBIOTICS :UDOS&DR. OCHIRO ...Read more

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What's your thoughts of vls3 probiotic? Would it help ibs?

Maybe: I would consider a high fiber diet as well. High fiber may help the cramping and constipation as well as diarrhea associated with ibs. ...Read more

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What's a good probiotic you trust. I have ibs & like to see if would help?

What's a good probiotic you trust. I have ibs & like to see if would help?

They are alike: There is no prove that it help IBS the indication for probiotic is when you depleted normal flora from your colon from prolong use of antibiotic ...Read more

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Definition)

Irritable bowel syndrome, also known as IBS, is a long-term disorder of gastrointestinal functioning. It results in abdominal discomfort, pain, bloating, stomach cramps, diarrhea, and constipation. Additionally, patients with IBS usually have problems with gut motility. Triggers for IBS include certain foods, and elevated stress levels. Lastly, symptoms of IBS ...Read more