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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Can lactobacillus acidophilus supplements cause cavities?

Can lactobacillus acidophilus supplements cause cavities?

Probably not: The main cavity causing bacteria is streptococcus mutans. They take in sugars from our diet and convert it to acid which in turn, eats away at the enamel of teeth. Good brushing habits and smart eating habits like minimizing ones refined sugar consumption are the best line of defense against developing cavities. Also, a regular dental check up and Fluoride treatment can help keep decay at bay.

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Can acidophilus cause yeast infections?

Can acidophilus cause yeast infections?

Yeast: Lactobacillus acidophilus is a bacteria that is a normal resident of the vagina in some women. It is not a yeast and does not cause yeast infection.

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I take pletal. The only side effect I seem to have is gas (very embarassing). Is there anything I can do to rid of gas? I have been taking acidophilus for the problem I am having with gas caused by taking pletal for many years. However, it really doesn't

I take pletal. The only side effect I seem to have is gas (very embarassing). Is there anything I can do to rid of gas? I have been taking acidophilus for the problem I am having with gas caused by taking pletal for many years. However, it really doesn't

You: You can consider changing the time of day that you take it, although first check with your doctor. First, keep a diary of what time you take it, and how closely you ate when taking it and what you ate. Then see if there is a pattern. You can try to notice if high fiber foods (vegetables etc) seem to set off your indigestion more. Also try to notice if certain beverages are making it worse. You can also try to notice if it is worse if you are constipated, then aggressively treat the constipation if so (with stool softeners or suppositories).

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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.

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What would cause low lactobacillus acidophilus levels in urine? Havnt been on antibiotics since july. Could yeast tablets like Azo cause levl to drop?

What would cause low lactobacillus acidophilus levels in urine? Havnt been on antibiotics since july. Could yeast tablets like Azo cause levl to drop?

Stool contamination: Normally there are no lactobacilli in the urine. If there are low levels in a stool sample that could be due to antibiotics. If you are eating 6 servings of organic fresh vegetables and 1 apple a day and eating a little yogurt each day you should have good bacteria in your GI tract. Cystectomy is very unusual at age 13. Dilitation and curettage could introduce stool bacteria into urine.

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What does overdosing on acidophilus do?

What does overdosing on acidophilus do?

Dr Weil says....: See: http://www. Drweil. Com/drw/u/QAA83786/Overdosing-on-Acidophilus. Html Dr. Weil indicated that is likely that an overdose of acidophilus would not be harmful.

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Can I take acidophilus while taking apriso?

Can I take acidophilus while taking apriso?

Of course, but...: ...What are you trying to treat? If you are experiencing a flare of inflammatory bowel disease, please don't self medicate but call your doctor for optimal advice. He/she knows you best.

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Does acidophilus help with bloating?

Does acidophilus help with bloating?

Yes: Better and more natural way would be to take full fat plain yogurt (you can add fruits or chopped cucumber and garlic) a few times a week for food and other fermented foods. Make sure that the fermented foods that you buy are not pasteurized after the fermentation. It is hard to get such foods. Therefore I do suggest to my patients to prepare their own yogurt, pickles, …… Best, Siranush Cholakian

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Are acidophilus and probiotics same thing?

Not really: Probiotics include many species, some of which may be acidophilus.

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Can acidophilus help stop my son's diarrhea?

Can acidophilus help stop my son's diarrhea?

Maybe, maybe not: Acidophilus as as a benign product will not hurt a kid with diarrhea, and the beneficial organisms in the product can help the gut build up a normal level of helpful bacteria. It can be a helpful product in helping a kid get over diarrhea.

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Is it bad for guys to take an acidophilus vitamin?

Is it bad for guys to take an acidophilus vitamin?

Often no: Lactobacillus acidophilus is a bacterium found inside the bowel of humans and is considered beneficial flora. It represents 1 species of many in the microbiome (all the living matter in our bowel not us), which makes up ~3# of an adult's body weight. A healthy microbiome makes vitamins for us and balances immunity. Person with milk allergy may have problems with probiotics containing milk.

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Are acidophilus chews supposed to give you diarrhea?

Are acidophilus chews supposed to give you diarrhea?

Not typically: Acidophilus chews are known to cause harmless effects like hiccups, excess gas and belching. Diarrhea, while uncommon, should be minimal. If you experience any of the following side effects : Rash, itching, hives, swelling of the face, lips, tongue, difficulty breathing, weakness, nausea or vomiting notify your doctor or go to the ER right away.

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Can you take acidophilus if your allergic to penicillin?

Can you take acidophilus if your allergic to penicillin?

Yes: Acidophilus and penicillin have a low chance of interaction. Acidophilus itself should not contain any cross-reactive allergens similar to penicillin.

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Is it beneficial to take both probiotics and acidophilus?

Same thing: Acidophilus is a probiotic, so you really don't need to take both.

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Can you take two different brands of probiotics everyday such as align and acidophilus?

Should be OK: One recommendation for dosing probiotics is to take them three to four times daily, with the total daily dose between 1 billion to 10 billion cfu (medscape). It seems many studies were done with lactobacillus, but other strains have also shown to be helpful either alone or in combination with each other.

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