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Do acidophilus pills improve stomach issues.?

Do acidophilus pills improve stomach issues.?

Please use Yogurt: Probiotics you need to take three times a day . Plain yogurt is a food that you can eat three times a week to have even better effect. That is called food as medicine. And yes it will help stomach issues/digestion. ...Read more

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Do any probiotic pills work on having BV?

Do any probiotic pills work on having BV?

They don't hurt: They are very helpful for the bacterial flora in the GI tract which we are learning is important for more and more things so they don't hurt for BV but they don't work by themselves either. You need to use clindamycin or metronidazole to kill the bacteria (I use them vaginally for patients) and then I recommend using repHresh gel vaginally twice weekly to give the desirable pH to regrow. ...Read more

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Gastrointestinal problems. Won't tecta just hide the underlying problem and make problems worse? I take B12 shots for deficiency & also takesynthyriod

Gastrointestinal problems. Won't tecta just hide the underlying problem and make problems worse? I take B12 shots for deficiency & also takesynthyriod

No: Tecta is one of a class of drugs called proton pump inhibitors that reduce acid in the stomach. It is used to treat several conditions such as gerd, ulcers, ; esophagitis. By lowering the acid it is giving your stomach lining time to heal. Also avoid stomach irritants such as nicotine, caffeine and alcohol. ...Read more

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Do antibiotics affect your digestion?

Do antibiotics affect your digestion?

They can: Antibiotics could kill some normal gut bacteria resulting in problems like abdominal discomfort or diarrhea. ...Read more

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Could i take probiotic pills with herbal parasite cleanse pill?

Could i take probiotic pills with herbal parasite cleanse pill?

Yes, good idea!: I don't know what is in your herbal parasite cleanse pill but many herbs for parasites also kill unfriendly bacteria and yeast. Some may also kill some of our friendly flora. It is reasonable to take probiotics when taking any antimicrobial, be it pharmaceutical or natural. For best results take them at separate times. ...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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Does Florastor help with vaginal health? I've tried other probiotics and they don't agree with me. I can tolerate Florastor though.Thanks!

Does Florastor help with vaginal health? I've tried other probiotics and they don't agree with me. I can tolerate Florastor though.Thanks!

UnKnown: Studies have looked at vaginal probiotics many times. Most studies have been disappointing in the results. At this time there is not enough evidence to recommend their use for vaginal health issues. ...Read more

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I will start taking liquid chlorophyl to help with my colitis and stomach problems. Does it affect the effectiveness of my birth control?

I will start taking liquid chlorophyl to help with my colitis and stomach problems. Does it affect the effectiveness of my birth control?

Don't waste UR money: I've heard of chlorophyll (chlorella, kyo-green, green magma) being used by the japanese to "help speed the cleansing of the bloodstream and to protect against the effects of uv radiation." i don't endorse its use for either the above claims, or your expectation that chlorophyll will "help colitis and stomach problems." don't waste your money and health. Ask your doctor for real medicine please. ...Read more

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Bile reflux, taking Carafate and 2 aciphex (rabeprazole).Still have burning in gut.Bland diet & small meals are not helping. What can I take to relieve? Pepcid?

Bile reflux, taking Carafate and 2 aciphex (rabeprazole).Still have burning in gut.Bland diet & small meals are not helping. What can I take to relieve? Pepcid?

Bile reflux: Unfortunately bile reflux differs from acid reflux and is not usually helped by medications like prilosec, aciphex, (rabeprazole)nexium,pepcid,zantac,etc. Carafate May be helpful.Avoid greasy and fried foods. A gastroenterologist is best qualified to document the diagnosis and advise you. ...Read more

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Are probiotics recommended for me if I have digestive problems such as IBS? Can I safely take probiotics with heart disease?

Are probiotics recommended for me if I have digestive problems such as IBS? Can I safely take probiotics with heart disease?

Yes: ProBiotics are often helpful for patients with IBS and......... YES they can be taken safely by patients with Heart Disease! Hope this is helpful DR Z ...Read more

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Will birth control pills cause stomach pains and breathing problems?

Will birth control pills cause stomach pains and breathing problems?

Generally no: The pill doesn't generally cause stomach pains or breathing issues unless someone might be sensitive to an ingredient in the pill or they are experiencing a lung clot. The latter is an emergency but is not that common. ...Read more

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What can you eat to restore digestive tract while taking antibiotics?

Probiotic: Probiotics keep the intestinal flora intact. Over the counter versions include things such as align or pearl. ...Read more

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Could taking domperidone have helped anyone with their digestive problems?

Could taking domperidone have helped anyone with their digestive problems?

Domperidone: "Food and Drug Administration (FDA) stresses that domperidone is not an FDA-approved drug, and that it may not be legally marketed in the US." "DA's concern about the potential health risks associated with the use of domperidone in lactating women. These risks include cardiac arrhythmias, cardiac arrest, and sudden death." ...Read more

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Could protein pump inhibitors cause gallbladder problem (no stones, but CK Hida Scan 25%)? Might gallbladder condition improve if I stop taking PPI?

Could protein pump inhibitors cause gallbladder problem (no stones, but CK Hida Scan 25%)?  Might gallbladder condition improve if I stop taking PPI?

PPI: PPI's reduce the acid in your stomach. By reducing the acid in the stomach you reduce some of the digestive functions of protein breakdown and release of pancreatic enzymes. Changing these digestive functions can affect the gallbladder. However, this may not be the only thing contributing to the gall bladder dysfunction. ...Read more

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