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Can Probiotics Make You Constipated
Hello, I started taking Jamieson Probiotic 10 billion active cells recently, and since then i've been constipated. Is it normal? Worried now! ty
Probiotics : Although very hyped, there is currently little proof at this time that probiotics provide substantial health benefit, except in specific circumstances. Therefore, if you have side effects from a particular product, I would stop it. Consider adding extra fiber to your diet. When you do, be sure to drink extra liquid too. If you go back to probiotics, consider a different product. Good luck. ...Read more
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
What in my diet could be causing my ebf 3 1/2 month old to be constipated? Also if i take a probiotic would that help him as well?
I've been very constipated and bloated 24/7. Should i try Optibac probiotics extra strength for everyday? Will it help? Im 19.
Maybe a little: This product is in the category of anecdotal endorsement. There are many reports from individuals who say they had good improvement in their digestive problems with this product. Some report no improvement. There is no scientific proof one way or the other. Theoretically, "improving" bowel flora can help improve bowel motility, improving constipation. Dietary fiber, fluids, exercise cost less:) ...Read more
My 4 month okd baby really struggles to poo, he was recently badly constipated. How long does a probiotic take to work?
4ever: Maybe a week or two. It has to enhance your baby's natural microbiome. Try 'baby' pear or Apple juice on a temporary basis. It contains sorbitol which is a natural laxative. Organic is better. 5 ml twice a day should do it. The biggest risk is that your baby will LOVE it and you don't want to make a habit of that. ...Read more
I drink a lot of water every day and take a probiotic but I am still constipated. Could I have a problem colon?
Colon: brain control: Like the rest of our body (as embodied souls connected to a mind & fragile brain+body) the brain is in primary control with millions/sec feedback signals. Desires/training to delay bms until "proper/convenient" promotes constipation. Processed foods increase problems. Low carb vegetables with fiber content, not fruits as much, tends to ease problems. Prunes & some water binding softeners can help. ...Read more
I'm really constipated from colitis. My friend told me to take laxatives? I've been taking miralax & probiotics. Should i take a laxative too?
My 4 month old is constipated as of tuesday. She gets probiotic daily and juice/water mix but still no bm. How can I help her go? She seems in pain
Regular Feed ???: Constipation is best defined as a thickened or dry stool produced when the large intestine extracts too much water. Breast fed babies can have poo every feed or only 1/wk. If it is soft, it is normal.Solids like cereal or applesauce are natural constipators & i don't advise their use at this young age.Full strength apple juice or prune juice @ 1 oz once or twice daily will often loosen stools. ...Read more
Hi, I'm suffering IBS, and I'm severely constipated. I'm taking 100 billion strain probiotic how long can I take it?
I've been having fatigue, constipation, belching, and getting full fast when i eat. My GI doc says to just take probiotics. Does that make sense?
Abd, bowel symptoms: Well you can get full easily if you are contipated, but you are also 39 yo and unfortunately we are seeing colon cancer in younger pts.If you have a change in bowel habits, fatique, and belching you could have a number of things: peptic ulcer which is bleeding, or colon/stomach cancer.Best to have your primary md draw some blood to macke sure not anemic and get scoped both upper and lower gi. ...Read more
Had colitis 1 yr ago and been constipated since. Take a probiotic supplement everyday and sometimes stool softener. Does not help. What else can I do?
Plant-based diet: My guess is that your diet is low in fiber. A plant-based diet (whole, unprocessed plants, like vegetables, fruit, grain and nuts) is key to adding fiber. You can also add fiber with metamucil and benefiber. But unprocessed plants are healthier. Plants not only provide fiber but all kinds of nutrients like antioxidants that promote colonic health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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