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Can probiotics cause constipation?

Can probiotics cause constipation?

Not likely: Probiotics help restore the good bacteria in the gut that aid the digestive process. They should not cause constipation. Make sure you drink adequate amount of fluids also. ...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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If i take probiotics everyday for awhile, will i become dependent on them. Im just curious if i were to stop taking them, could it cause constipation?

If i take probiotics everyday for awhile, will i become dependent on them. Im just curious if i were to stop taking them, could it cause constipation?

No dependency.: if you decide to take probiotics,your body will not become dependent on them, and you can stop them at any time with no problems. Except in unusual clinical circumstances, however, regular use of probiotics hasn't been shown to improve your health. Since there doesn't seem to be many potential side effects, deciding to take probiotics is a personal choice. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am on zyprexa & took a probiotic which made me go poop. I stopped the probiotic & now can't go poop for 5 days. Did the probiotic cause constipation?

I am on zyprexa & took a probiotic which made me go poop. I stopped the probiotic & now can't go poop for 5 days. Did the probiotic cause constipation?

No: It was likely the zyprexa causing the constipation. You probably need to take a laxative like miralax to have a bowel movement then get back on the probiotic. Also make sure you are drinking enough fluids. Taking a fiber supplement may help as well. ...Read more

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Will probiotics help with constipation?

Will probiotics help with constipation?

Some strains tend to: There are many strains of probiotics. Research shows some strains can help constipation:http://bit.Ly/1dpcmvs i recommend probiotics to patients with constipation. If one type doesn't help try another. Diet & exercise can help too. Many with constipation have magnesium deficiency, hypothyroidism &/or intestinal candidiasis. See http://huff.To/15mbzao, http://bit.Ly/1dpai09 & http://bit.Ly/14aneey. ...Read more

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What's the best probiotic for constipation?

What's the best probiotic for constipation?

A few: Lactobacillus rhamnosus, bifidobacterium lactics, bifidobacterium infantis, lactobacillus plantarum, lactobacili. ...Read more

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Which probiotics should I take on a daily basis to decrease my constipation?

Probiotic: There are many good products. The ones that work have to survive the stomach acid so the beneficial bacteria can make it alive into the colon area. Looks for brands that say acid resistant or formulated to resist stomach acid. One probiotic that survives stomach juices is theralac (google it). You may try different ones. Be sure to drink lots of water everyday. ...Read more

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Would taking probiotics help with chronic constipation?

Would taking probiotics help with chronic constipation?

Probiotic research: indicates that they help w/constipation. Here's a summary: "slowed “gut transit time” by 12.4 hours, increased the number of weekly bowel movements by 1.3, and helped soften stools," Dr. Ohira's brand is a well-respected one. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can i take a probiotic for constipation while also taking a decongestant without side affects?

Can i take a probiotic for constipation while also taking a decongestant without side affects?

OK to take together.: There should be no problem with this combination. There are plenty of meds that can be used to treat constipation. If you are still having trouble may want to consider one of the more standard therapies. ...Read more

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Best way to treat severe constipation? Have tried probiotics, 3 litres of h2o, fiber, & exercise. Seem to be getting worse not better.

Best way to treat severe constipation? Have tried probiotics, 3 litres of h2o, fiber, & exercise. Seem to be getting worse not better.

Moderation is good: You're on the right track. Eating a balanced diet that includes fiber, drinking lots of water and exercise is the first step. If your exercise is too vigorous, though, you can get dehydrated, which can worsen the constipation. Certain meds can cause it, also. If those measures don't work well enough, prunes or apple juice or pectin products like jelly beans or even nuts can help. Try meds last ...Read more

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