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Doctor insights on: Dangers Of Probiotics

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Is mixing probiotics homemade drinks with alcool in a cocktail dangerous in any way to your health?

Is mixing probiotics homemade drinks with alcool in a cocktail dangerous in any way to your health?

Want to reconsider?: Alcohol kills bacteria--that's why they swab your arm before drawing blood from it. If you mix the bacteria from your probiotics with an alcoholic beverage, what do think may happen to those otherwise beneficial living bacteria? On a separate issue, immoderate alcohol consumption IS dangerous to your health. ...Read more

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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I gave my 4 month old culturelle probiotics for adult (about half the dose) only to later see its not for use in kids under age 1. Dangerous???

I gave my 4 month old culturelle probiotics for adult  (about half the dose) only to later see its not for use in kids under age 1.  Dangerous???

No worries, but...: There are many Lactobacillus types, and various studies have tried amounts of 1-10 billion CFUs (colony forming units) in babies, without seeing any bad side effects. That being said, there is seldom much research that one can find on one particular brand or strain of Lactobacillus use in babies... so no worries, but "user beware". ...Read more

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Is amoxicillin efficient in curing urethritis?Scared to take Azythromicin,too many dangerous side effects. I'm taking probiotic too. Is that ok?

Is amoxicillin efficient in curing urethritis?Scared to take Azythromicin,too many dangerous side effects. I'm taking probiotic too. Is that ok?

Urethritis treatment: Azithromycin causes almost no side effects other than stomach upset after a large dose -- and that usually clears up in 1-2 hours. Amoxicillin is a poor choice: it will not cure urethritis except when caused by gonorrhea, and often not then. If you're dead set against azithro, talk with your doctor about doxycycline (but that actually has more side effects). The probiotic will make no difference. ...Read more

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I know Vitamin E is one of the vitamins dangerous in high quantities. I currently take some supplements (food based vitamin + probiotic) with 42 IU total (140% RDA); is this a safe level?

I know Vitamin E is one of the vitamins dangerous in high quantities. I currently take some supplements (food based vitamin + probiotic) with 42 IU total (140% RDA); is this a safe level?

Yes: The fat soluble vitamins A D E and K can be unsafe in high doses. To much vitamin E can cause bleeding problems, Management of vitamin E toxicity consists of discontinuing vitamin E supplements and monitoring the PT if bleeding complications develop. ...Read more

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Well, i'm taking proctofoam hc for rectal symptoms, ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) (birth control), and culturelle (probiotic). Can this be dangerous to my health ?

Well, i'm taking proctofoam hc for rectal symptoms, ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) (birth control), and culturelle (probiotic). Can this be dangerous to my health ?

Nothing you are: Taking sounds like it can be dangerous to your health unless what is being treated with the proctofoam and miralax/probiotics has not been correctly diagnosed. With little other information i can't be of much more health. Discuss your concerns with your doctor. ...Read more

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What's the probiotics?

What's the probiotics?

Probiotics: "pro"-biotics put good organisms into your gut (unlike "anti"-biotics which kill bacteria) & include: lactobacillus, acidophilus, bifidobacter, sachromyces boulardes, to name a few. Most are available over-the-counter & need to be taken daily to maintain the probiotic organism population. Benefits include: less gas, regulated bowels, prevent infections, improve digestion, decrease inflammation. ...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?

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