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Doctor insights on: Can Acidophilus Pills Used For The Digestive Tract Reduce Vagina Oders

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Can acidophilus pills used for the digestive tract reduce vagina oders?

Can acidophilus pills used for the digestive tract reduce vagina oders?

No, not directly: Acidophilus is a probiotic which helps replenish the colon's 'good' bacteria. This helps our immune system better keep all the body's bacteria in check, inclding the vagina. Usually, odors are from an overgrowth of bacteria. However, they can be from many other factors. ...Read more

Dr. Ali Yazdy
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Digestive Health (Definition)

Digestive health refers to the proper functioning of the digestive tract, including the stomach, ...Read more


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Would it be safe to insert acidophilus capsule into vagina,does capsule dissolve or should I break capsule and insert only the powder with suppository?

Would it be safe to insert acidophilus capsule into vagina,does capsule dissolve or should I break capsule and insert only the powder with suppository?

Safe: It is safe to use vaginally. The forms you buy at the store are likely made to dissolve in stomach acid so it might not dissolve completely vaginally. We used to tell women to put live culture yogurt in the vagina to restore the normal flora! ...Read more

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Nexium (esomeprazole) reduces acid so does it create a more hostile environment for norovirus in digestive tract?do i have less chances of getting sick if on Nexium (esomeprazole)?

Nexium (esomeprazole) reduces acid so does it create a more hostile environment for norovirus in digestive tract?do i have less chances of getting sick if on Nexium (esomeprazole)?

Unlikely, HCl acid: secreted by stomach has no digestive affect, it makes it difficult for ingested micro-organisms to function or stay alive. The amount of HCl acid secreted can drive stomach liquid from pH=7 to pH=1, a million fold increase in proton concentration. Suppressing stomach acid secretion makes us potentially more vulnerable to harmful microorganisms. Yet most people tolerate Nexium (esomeprazole) 1,000 fold ? acid. ...Read more

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What can cause your digestive tract to be off balance?

What can cause your digestive tract to be off balance?

Define please: I don't understand "off balance?" Viral infections, bacterial infections, medications, disagreeable foods or beverages, and of course infirmities such as diabetes mellitus, IBS, Crohn's, etc. etc. etc. all can knock the GI system off kilter (there I go, using your type of terminology!) HA! So, really anything can affect normal functioning of the GI tract. Why do you ask? ...Read more

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How exactly does food move through the digestive tract?

How exactly does food move through the digestive tract?

From top to bottom: Fodd is chewed (hopefully) in the mouth, and swallowed by coordinated muscular contractions in the mouth and throat, entering the esophagus, where the same muscular contractions push it down to the stomach. Churning action and enzymes, acid break the food chunks into smaller particles that are pushed, again by muscles of the GI tract, through the small intestine, eventually to reach the colon. ...Read more

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Can air for a long time in the digestive tract and stomach cause serious pain?

Can air for a long time in the digestive tract and stomach cause serious pain?

Yes: Air build up in the colon or stomach (often due to fermented foods) may expand the walls and cause pain. ...Read more

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The enzymes which enter the digestive tract through the duodenum are produced in what organ?

The enzymes which enter the digestive tract through the duodenum are produced in what organ?

Many: Bile comes from the gallbladder and liver, pancreatic enzymes from the (guess what?) pancreas, acid and other enzymes from the stomach lining and small intestinal lining. Even your salivary glands in your mouth get in on the action, making amylase--a communal effort. ...Read more