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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Constipation (Definition)

Constipation is difficulty passing ...Read more


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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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). ...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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more