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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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Why do probiotics cause nausea?

Why do probiotics cause nausea?

Probiotics: are good bacteria but need to be introduced gradually into our system or we can have GI symptoms. They may overstimulate ones immune system. Please see doctor before starting probiotics. Not everyone can tolerate them. Here is a link for more info
http://www.livestrong.com/article/510837-why-do-probiotics-make-me-sick/
Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is nausea when taking a probiotic common?

Is nausea when taking a probiotic common?

Possible: It can happen. The chance of nausea may be decreased by taking tablets with water or food. ...Read more

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Will probiotics help with the dizzyness and nausea from prozac (fluoxetine)?

Will probiotics help with the dizzyness and nausea from prozac (fluoxetine)?

Probably not: The central nervous system side effects of Prozac (fluoxetine) will probably not be aided by probiotics which mainly work on the gastrointestinal tract. ...Read more

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Having nausea&bloating on/off for months. no other symptoms.diet is good. others docs say acid reflux & told me take probiotic. sometimes doesn't help?

Having nausea&bloating on/off for months. no other symptoms.diet is good. others docs say acid reflux & told me take probiotic. sometimes doesn't help?

Find symptoms' cause: Nausea may be gi-related (food poisoning, peptic disease, gastroparesis, due to biliary & pancreatic disease, gas/bloat syndrome, small bowel problems). Consider "central" causes: motion sickness, vertigo, migraine headache, brain problems (some very serious). Also, rule out infection (? Urinary tract), medication side effects, pregnancy, &even reaction to stress. Find & treat the cause. ...Read more

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Is it ok to drink probiotic drink like yakult? Im 9 wiks preggy and i drink 3 times a day to help me from nausea and it makes my stomach feel good

Is it ok to drink probiotic drink like yakult? Im 9 wiks preggy and i drink 3 times a day to help me from nausea and it makes my stomach feel good

Yes: Otherwise they would have a warning label. It makes your stomach feel good. I do not see a problem and I have never read that there is a problem. Good luck and congratulations for your future child. ...Read more

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I have had a runny tummy, cramps and nausea since 8 January I have taken scopex as well as a probiotic I have stayed away from spicy foods as well as dairy products What else can I take or what should I do?

I have had a runny tummy, cramps and nausea since 8 January
I have taken scopex as well as a probiotic
I have stayed away from spicy foods as well as dairy products
What else can I take or what should I do?

GI symptoms: Please continue to stay in touch w/your doctor. Consider getting a food sensitivity lab test. Great Plains Laboratory in KS has a good one. Search on line. It MAY be a direct to pt. process. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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35 f healthy otherwise lately have been feeling nausea w/ o vomiting. Not pregnant. Take probiotics. Green tea extract. Vit c 1000mg. Help?

35 f healthy otherwise lately have been feeling nausea w/ o vomiting. Not pregnant. Take probiotics. Green tea extract. Vit c 1000mg. Help?

Well...: 1, 000 mg of unbuffered vitamin c could cause GI upset. Excessive green tea extract can also cause GI upset. Consider cutting back on these to see effect. ...Read more

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What probiotic is best for IBS-C? My doctor prescribed Florastor, will this help? My symptoms are bloating, nausea, idigestion & cramps. Thanks

What probiotic is best for IBS-C? 
My doctor prescribed Florastor, will this help? My symptoms are bloating, nausea, idigestion & cramps.

Thanks

Probiotic: Florastor is an adequate, old standard probiotic but may not render dramatic effects with your IBS. There are prescription preparations which are effective for IBS with problematic constipation (not diarrhea) as its main symptom. Discuss this with your physician or gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Tried probiotics for the first time 3 pills over 3 days for my IBS, stopped after getting stomach ache and nausea, been 3 days and I'm still the same

Tried probiotics for the first time  3 pills over 3 days for my IBS, stopped after getting stomach ache and nausea, been 3 days and I'm still the same

Common reaction: I recommend starting probiotics slowly, once weekly for 2-3 weeks then twice weekly building up to daily use. These symptoms could be from another cause so if they don't resolve soon you should see your physician. ...Read more

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Persistent loose stools/diareah , cramping, nausea 3 weeks after taking z pack then tamiflu (oseltamivir). Should i take probiotics orally?

Persistent loose stools/diareah , cramping, nausea 3 weeks after taking z pack then tamiflu (oseltamivir).  Should i take probiotics orally?

TAKE PROBIOTIC(S): It is not uncommon for antibiotics to disrupt the internal mileu of the gastrointestinal system and thus, cause loose bowels, diarrhea, yeast infection, etc. Good bacteria (e.g., lactobacillus acidophilus) in the gut need to be replenished. Get professional quality probiotics that either: (1) pass through stomach acid without being destroyed; or (2) are very potent (e.g., 100+ billion organisms). ...Read more

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I am on Keflex (liquid) for a UTI. It is giving me an upset stomach, burning in my esophagus and nausea. I've been taking a probiotic. What can I do?!

I am on Keflex (liquid) for a UTI. It is giving me an upset stomach, burning in my esophagus and nausea. I've been taking a probiotic. What can I do?!

Stop it, call Doc.: This is not a very common problem with Keflex. Are you taking anything else? Call your doctor for another antibiotic, if this is the cause. The whole goal of a medicine is to make you better, not worse! Not every medication is right for everyone. ...Read more

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I took antiobiotics to get rid of hpylori then took lots of probiotics 2 weeks later including a pill form and activia. I still have mucous smelly stools that float, stomach pain.and nausea.

I took antiobiotics to get rid of hpylori then took lots of probiotics 2 weeks later including a pill form and activia. I still have mucous smelly stools that float, stomach pain.and nausea.

Antibiotic related: Although tripl;e combo antibiotics are standard treatment for H pylori, these are still three antibiotics that can potentially cause havoc on your stomach. I would recommend a waiting period of two weeks without ny medicine to see if things settle down. Continue oral rehydrating fluids and yogurt, avoid othe rdairy products, raw vegies and fruits. ...Read more

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What would lower back, stomach, and pelvic pain, nausea after eating, hands, legs and feet numbness, episodes of hands shaking, severe loss of hair and incontinence be caused by? Stress or probiotics?

What would lower back, stomach, and pelvic pain, nausea after eating, hands, legs and feet numbness, episodes of hands shaking, severe loss of hair and incontinence be caused by? Stress or probiotics?

Could be anything: You describe constitutional symptoms that suggest stress is a part, but certainly hormonal disorders like hypothyroidism come to mind. I would urge you to see your doctor. Stop guessing, share your concerns. Good luck. ...Read more

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What do ProBiotics do?

What do ProBiotics do?

Restore gut flora: We have trillions of bacteria in our intestines, most of which are friendly & support digestion, improve immune function, affect weight, influence gene expression etc.
Antibiotics can kill many friendly bacteria, creating a serious long-term disruption of our flora. Probioitcs can help restore the balance friendly microbes in our GI tract.
See http://bit.ly/1lbM1xS for more info. ...Read more

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Probiotics . Good for u?

Probably good: However, people respond to probiotic differently to the same strain of probiotics . Some conditions appear to respond to one and not the other. While the issues are far from resolved, i would be inclined to think that it does more good than harm overall. I myself take one daily. ...Read more

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Is probiotic a medicine?

Is probiotic a medicine?

Pro mean with: and bio means life. Probiotics help the GI system digest food. Anti means against. So, if one takes excessive antibiotics (which are sometimes needed) they can kill off the good bacteria in our GI systems and we can have digestive problems. This can happen w/out antibiotics at times too. So, the probiotics replace the good bacteria that are missing or low. Peace and good health. Natural med. ...Read more

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What is the best probiotic?

What is the best probiotic?

Align : I tend to recommend this brand of probiotics for patients with bloating & irregular bowel habits. ...Read more

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How effective are probiotics?

How effective are probiotics?

Very: In this era of frequent antibiotic use and poor dietary habits, probiotics help replete the body's natural flora. They help prevent overgrowth of certain bacteria and keep fungal growth also at a healthy level. There have been studies also proving that probiotics contribute to intestinal health and digestion and regularity. But just like everything else, all things should be done in moderation. ...Read more

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What are the best probiotics?

Probiotics: The best choice is a timed release probiotic with multiple strains and at least millions of cultures. ...Read more

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Could labneh contain probiotics?

Could labneh contain probiotics?

Not positive: But since Greek Yogurt is often a good source of probiotics - my thought is that Labneh might also be. ...Read more

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Is there a pill by vega for probiotics?

Not a pill: Vega looks like a company that makes propietary blended shakes and other products. The probiotics are included in the shake. How effective they are, i don't know. ...Read more

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At what point should you take probiotics?

Probiotics: If you have GI symptoms and have seen your doctor, a multi-strain probiotic is a good. Recent research points to the bacteria in the gut as influencing mood and overall health so a probiotic can be helpful for all of us. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What's the benefit from using probiotics 8?

What's the benefit from using probiotics  8?

Pro mean with: and bio means life. Probiotics help the GI system digest food. Anti means against. So, if one takes excessive antibiotics (which are sometimes needed) they can kill off the good bacteria in our GI systems and we can have digestive problems. This can happen w/out antibiotics at times too. So, the probiotics replace the good bacteria that are missing or low. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Does trader joes probiotics need to be refrigerated?

Does trader joes probiotics need to be refrigerated?

Probiotics: If you mean the tablets, a cool dry place will do. If you mean smoothies that have probiotics in them, they do need refrigeration. ...Read more

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Is beano a probiotic?

Is beano a probiotic?

No it is not: Beano is not a Probiotic. Beano is an enzyme. A probiotic is either a bacteria or yeast.
An enzyme is a protein, a protein is like a machine in cells. Beano is an enzyme that breaks sugars down to simple sugars that your body can absorb more easily. A bacteria can also break down food into something that body can absorb more easily. ...Read more

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Is probiotic good for health?

Is probiotic good for health?

Many benefits: Probiotics are most commonly used in association with antibiotics to prevent diarrhea & yeast infections (florastor is esp. Good for this) but acidophilus & other probiotics have many other proven benefits, including enhancing immunity, improving digestion, regulating bowels, preventing cancer, lowering cholesterol & reducing inflammation and allergies. See http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/probiotic. ...Read more

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Will probiotics help my gastric?

Will probiotics help my gastric?

Probiotics: Please repeat question as it is not complete. ...Read more

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Nausea (Definition)

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