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Doctor insights on: Can I Take Probiotics And Digestive Enzymes Together

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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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Are probiotics or digestive enzymes effective for gerd?

Are probiotics or digestive enzymes effective for gerd?

Possibly: Probiotics can generate new "good" bacteria in your gut and digest foods more e3ffectively and may decrease incidence of gerds. It depends what is causing gerds. If you have h. Pylori bacteria inyour stomach, you are more suceptible to gerds and probiotics will not wor. If you have a hiatal hernia, you are more susceptible to gerds and probiotics will not work. ...Read more

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Should I be taking probiotics or digestive enzymes or both if I'm constantly bloated after eating?

Should I be taking probiotics or digestive enzymes or both if I'm constantly bloated after eating?

Bloating: I see you have gluten sensitivity. A gluten free food plan would be the first place to start. A lab test from your doc will tell you if you need digestive enzymes (which need to be taken w/food). A good probiotic can be helpful. Doctor Ohira's brand is a good one. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have a garlic intolerance. I have tried probiotics, gas-x, digestive enzymes, and beano. No success. What can I do to eat garlic without issues?

I have a garlic intolerance. I have tried probiotics, gas-x, digestive enzymes, and beano. No success. What can I do to eat garlic without issues?

Depends: ...on what your symptoms of your intolerance are. Garlic causes acid reflux in many people, and without reflux medication, this cannot be controlled well. However, you might consider trying to roast the garlic before using it. Some people are able to tolerate roasted garlic but not fresh garlic. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can I take digestive enzyme and probiotic at the same time? Because sometimes good bacterias in probiotic can be destroyed and died by digestive acid

Interaction: I agree that it is better to space out the digestive enzymes so that at least 2 hours have elapsed before you take the probiotic. Your pharmacist would be better qualified to advise you about this matter, however. ...Read more

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I have problems swallowing certain foods I take Prilosec 40mg twice a day along with Zantac 300mg at night will a digestive enzyme w/o probiotic help

I have problems swallowing certain foods I take Prilosec 40mg twice a day along with Zantac 300mg at night will a digestive enzyme w/o probiotic help

Globus versus...: A ball or lump sensation in your throat past which you can easily swallow is called "globus"--a functional problem that acid blockers likely won't help. Nor would it likely address esophageal spasm, dysmotility, or eosinophilic esophagitis. Have you had manometry? Might want endoscopy for definitive biopsy +/- address peptic stricture that may constrict the swallowing tube & benefit from dilation. ...Read more

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Need recommendations for a probiotic and digestive enzyme for healthy person sensitive to meds?

Bifidobacterium: Bifidobacteriun bifidus is one of many probiotics that are found normally in the human body. Useful instead of meds for irritable bowel syndrome. ...Read more

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Probiotics or digestive enzyme supplements for proper digestion and relief of irregularity?

It depends...: This depends on the cause. At 21 a lack of digestive enzymes (or low hydrochloric acid) is less likely than an imbalance of flora. Probiotics may help but if you have intestinal parasites or overgrowth of candida anti-microbial herbs may help too. You may also have gluten intolerance, lactose intolerance or other food sensitivities, or magnesium/other nutrient deficiencies. Find ; treat the cause! ...Read more

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I had my GB removed & now I get full really easy. Should I take digestive enzymes. I only weight 97ibs so I need to eat. I lost weight due to GB.

I had my GB removed & now I get full really easy. Should I take digestive enzymes. I only weight 97ibs so I need to eat. I lost weight due to GB.

The Gallbladder is: A STORAGE organ...youare still making the same amount of digestive enzymes you were making before your surgery expect until the blie ducts enlarge enough to STORE these enzymes they may not be released TIMED proper;y to your meals! TRY EATING SMALLER AMOUNTS MORE FREQUENTLY and be patient. Things should improve over the next few months...if not speak with your PCP or GI specialist

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What kind of digestive enzymes are good to take?

What kind of digestive enzymes are good to take?

Depends: If you have trouble digesting carbohydrates and fats take pancreatic enzymes with meals. If protein gives you trouble, too, take them with betaine hcl which turns into hydrochloric acid in your stomach. If you have burning or even warming in your stomach after taking these, stop the betaine hcl. ...Read more

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Can toddlers safely take digestive enzymes on a regular basis?

Can toddlers safely take digestive enzymes on a regular basis?

Yes, if needed: A toddler should not need digestive enzyme supplements unless they have cystic fibrosis or pancreatic disease. People with cystic fibrosis have safely taken digestive enzyme supplements for their entire lives. ...Read more

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Is a digestive enzymes supplement safe to take while breastfeeding?

Is a digestive enzymes supplement safe to take while breastfeeding?

Good nutrition: The digestive enzymes may help you with food absorption but are broken down by your intestinal lining before they enter your bloodstream in significant quantities (though some are present in the blood in low levels in healthy adults (high levels could indicate a medical condition)). Your baby's brain will thank you for the dha. Thank you for breast feeding your baby! ...Read more

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Can I take omeprazole 20mg while on the be well cleanse which includes supplements L_Glutamine 1700mg and digestive enzymes.

Can I take omeprazole 20mg while on the be well cleanse which includes supplements L_Glutamine 1700mg and digestive enzymes.

Fake products: Please stop the cleanse. It is a completely unnecessary and ineffective product. I would bet you no physician recommended it. Your body has several mechanisms in place to keep you cleansed. These would be your lymph system, kidneys and liver. You stay healthy by keeping well hydrated, not eating to excess and getting good restorative sleep. ...Read more

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Can I take digestive enzymes with birth control pill?

Can I take digestive enzymes with birth control pill?

Yes: Digestive enzymes are used to replace those that are normally produced by the body. So they will not interfere with birth control pills. ...Read more

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I've been taking a broad-spectrum digestive enzymes supplement; can I take it when/beforeI eat hot meals or will the enzymes be denatured?

Ok with hot food: You should take the digestive enzymes before or with meals of any types. The temperature in your stomach remains pretty close to body temperature regardless of the type of food you eat. ...Read more

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If I take a digestive enzymes supplement, (protease, amylase, etc) will that go into my breastmilk and hence my baby would get the benefits of it too?

If I take a digestive enzymes supplement, (protease, amylase, etc) will that go into my breastmilk and hence my baby would get the benefits of it too?

Good nutrition: The digestive enzymes may help you with food absorption but are broken down by your intestinal lining before they enter your bloodstream in significant quantities (though some are present in the blood in low levels in healthy adults (high levels could indicate a medical condition)). Your baby's brain will thank you for the dha. Thank you for breast feeding your baby! ...Read more

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Gall bladder removed in july, found I have to take digestive enzymes (heath store) or I regurgitate food. Take prevacid (lansoprazole) 15mg for poss. Reflux. Normal?

Gall bladder removed in july, found I have to take digestive enzymes (heath store) or I regurgitate food. Take prevacid (lansoprazole) 15mg for poss. Reflux. Normal?

Different problems.: Gallbladder disease tends to be distinct from gastritis or gerd with regurgitation. A ppi drug like Prevacid (lansoprazole) should be used short-term only if possible. I would consider a gerd workup, to include upper endoscopy (egd), and then perhaps other studies to evaluate your symptoms of regurgitation, that may be resolved with medical or surgical therapy. ...Read more

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Can prevacid (lansoprazole) cause anxiety? Took 3 doses of 15 mg and couldn't sleep and had a racing heart. Also take digestive enzymes because no gall bladder.

Can prevacid (lansoprazole) cause anxiety? Took 3 doses of 15 mg and couldn't sleep and had a racing heart. Also take digestive enzymes because no gall bladder.

Anxiety: I never heard of this reaction with prevacid (lansoprazole). Usually the following asverse relations are reported:
diarrhea, abdominal pain, nausea, constipation, headache, bone fracture; hypomagnesemia (w. Prolonged ppi therapy). ...Read more

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I noticed that I'm extremely fatigue after meals, unless I take digestive enzymes. I also feel very weak after bowel movement, how can I avoid that?

I noticed that I'm extremely fatigue after meals, unless I take digestive enzymes. I also feel very weak after bowel movement, how can I avoid that?

Digestive enzymes: If you are on digestive enzymes who is giving these to you? You may wish to see a gastroenterologist to determine exactly what is going on. Lab tests may shed some light on this as well. ...Read more

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Should one on chemo (xeloda+eloxatin+zometa) take multivitamins, calcium, antioxidants, resveratrol, digestive enzymes, fish oils, curcumin etc?

Should one on chemo (xeloda+eloxatin+zometa) take multivitamins, calcium, antioxidants, resveratrol, digestive enzymes, fish oils, curcumin etc?

Xeloda-oxali: You may want to stop your multivitamins while you are on Xeloda as Folic Acid may exgerate side effect of xeloda.
You also need to have your vitamin d level checked and take a supplement if the level is low as vitamin d deficiency may affect the response to chemotherapy. ...Read more

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What food can I eat that has digestive enzymes?

Papaya and Pineapple: If you can find fresh, not canned or dried, papaya and pineapple, these fruits have active enzymes that help to break down protein until they are themselves digested. Also, active yogurt cultures can assist in the digestion of small amounts of lactose. Patients with cystic fibrosis take specially made tablets called viokase (pancrelipase) with active digestive enzymes. ...Read more

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What does it indicate if digestive enzymes is helping my acid reflux?

Adrenal issue: Reflux has many causes, but often it's related to not producing enough digestive enzymes naturally to digest your food, and this is often linked to adrenal fatigue. You can research more about this on the web. Other causes of reflux can be related to poor dietary habits, excess caffeine or alcohol, yeast overgrowth. ...Read more

Enzyme (Definition)

An enzyme causes the transformation of a compoond to another compound. In living structures, it is the transformation of a protein to another form. An example is from an inactive state ...Read more