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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
Yes but won't work: Safe? Yes, but effectiveness is another issue. See your ob/gyn for other options. ...Read more
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
Is it safe to insert acidophilus lactobacillus capsules into my vagina for BV cure and fishy oder im on antibiotic Flagyl but it don't work no more.?
NO: No studies to suggest it even works, that i know off. I am sure our gyn docs will also give their opinion on this one. ...Read more
I have chronic BV. I will be using a vaginal yogurt tampon after my period. The live cultures contain - L. Bulgaricus, S. Thermophilus, L. Acidophilus, L.Casei and Bifidis - will any of these live bacteria cultures be harmful inside my vagina?
STOP: I suggest a GYN exam and definitive medical therapy for BV. ...Read more
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
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
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
Yes..: possible but not always.......Get a more detailed answer ›
Viruses : Studies show there is a wide variety of viral pathogens including the common cold and seasonal influenza virus. Rhinovirus, Orthomyxovirus, & Respiratory Synciitial Virus can affect the upper respiratory tract and Enterovirus ,Rotavirus and Norovirus are examples of viruses that affect the digestive system. Seems you like microbiology. ...Read more
If you take metamucil/flaxseed too soon after taking medication, sweeping the meds thru the digestive tract too quickly, is there any risk of injury?
If you take Metamucil or flaxseed too soon after taking medication, sweeping them through the digestive tract too quickly, is there any risk of injury?
Not as you surmise: Metamucil and flaxseed in can reduce constipation in the same way any other natural or supplemental fiber does. Neither speed up intestinal transit time to any significant degree or cause injury in recommended doses. However, fiber can bind to certain medications, decreasing their absorption. As a general rule, you should separate fiber supplements from medication intake by two + hours. ...Read more
Extremely: Evrybody has at one time experienced a GI illness--heartburn is very common, as is diarrhea, constipation, gastroenteritis, etc. Most of these are not serious, self-limiting, and usually get better by themselves. Likewise, serious GI illnesses are also quite common, as your gut is about 25 feet long from mouth to anus, and exposed to a variety of environmental insults every day! ...Read more
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