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What is the best brand of probiotics that won't cause gas and bloating?

What is the best brand of probiotics that won't cause gas and bloating?

Good bugs...: There are 3 brands of probiotics i recommend to my patients depending on the indication: vsl#3 for colitis, florastor for diarrhea, and align for gas and bloating. Good luck! ...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 was taking a probiotic with great results, which seemed to have diminished. I increased the dosage and now have gas/bloating. How long can I expect?

I was taking a probiotic with great results, which seemed to have diminished.  I increased the dosage and now have gas/bloating. How long can I expect?

Flora rebalancing: Probiotics are dietary supplements and foods that contain "beneficial" bacteria. They are promoted to improve digestion by rebalancing the normal microflora in the large intestine. Perhaps this rebalancing occurred and resulted in initial benefit for you, but further flora adaptation has occurred and lessened the favorable effect. More is not better. Just stop, or try another brand/bacteria. ...Read more

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Best probiotic for gas and bloating?

Best probiotic for gas and bloating?

There is no one best: Better to take capsules with high count bacteria (10 billion of more), and ones with more strains of good bacteria (B10- or more). More convenient and better than drinks. Save your money! ...Read more

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What is thd best type of probiotics and dose for bloating and gas? thanks and please explain

What is thd best type of probiotics and dose for bloating and gas? thanks and please explain

Yogurt: There are many different probiotics available but they basically just lactobacillus bacteria that you get from eating live yogurt like Activia ...Read more

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Regarding probiotics, which is better--yeast or bacterial? I'm taking florestor as i was/am experiencing gas/bloating. How long does it take to work?

Regarding probiotics, which is better--yeast or bacterial? I'm taking florestor as i was/am experiencing gas/bloating. How long does it take to work?

Not so simple: Omeprazole interferes with digestion and can cause gas and bloating. Foods may be problem. See healing digestive disorders by andrew gaeddert for a helpful digestive clearing diet to determine cause of indigestion. ...Read more

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Gas bloating flatulence if NT constipated. More belching if constptd.Loose motion aftr taking probiotics..Wht tests are suggested to diagnose?

Gas bloating flatulence if NT constipated. More belching if constptd.Loose motion aftr taking probiotics..Wht tests are suggested to diagnose?

GI symptoms: Please see your doc who may order a colonoscopy. He/she may order stool tests too. Consider asking for a food sensitivity panel. You may be sensitive to something in your diet. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Husband has awful stomach issues; loose bm's, bloating, excessive gas & eczema. He started taking probiotics and is now constipated. Any idea why?

Husband has awful stomach issues; loose bm's, bloating, excessive gas & eczema.  He started taking probiotics and is now constipated.  Any idea why?

Improved gut flora: The probiotics have helped rebalance your huband's intestinal bacterial flora. Congratulations! he can add more fiber now to his diet, and probably back off on the probiotics. I hope he stays well! ...Read more

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Stomach problems for 3 yrs now. gas, diahrea, constipation, bloating, and anxiety. diagnosed with IBS/strep b and now taking probiotic. sleepy a lot?

Stomach problems for 3 yrs now. gas, diahrea, constipation, bloating, and anxiety. diagnosed with IBS/strep b and now taking probiotic. sleepy a lot?

GI symptoms: Please continue to see your doctor. Ask him/her about getting food sensitivity lab test. Great Plains Laboratory in KS has a good one. You may be ingesting a food that doesn't agree. This is sometimes something we crave. Wheat and diary tend to be at the top of the list. A nutritionist can help. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is it normal to experience gas/bloating right after finishing a course of antibiotics? Would probiotics help?

Is it normal to experience gas/bloating right after finishing a course of antibiotics? Would probiotics help?

Yes/yes: Taking antibiotics can have a profound effect in altering the normal biota of your intestinal tract. This effect can persist for months. Probiotics may help. They have been shown to help prevent antibiotic induced diarrhea. I use vsl#3. The capsules each have the amount of bacteria found in 10 cups of yogert. The sachets each have the bacteria in 45 cups of yogert. ...Read more

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Do adhesions cause gas and bloating?

Maybe: Gas not usually , bloating yes if kink in bowel. May need to go to emergency room if nausea vomiting and not passing gas. ...Read more

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Raw food diet is great, but some raw veggies cause gas and bloating for some. How to improve digestion of raw food? #nqlu i'm trying to eat more raw food but get way too much gas or just don't digest some veggies and seeds. I try the food combining sugges

Unfortunately : Unfortunately there is no way around this problem, the issue here is Cellulose (fiber found in raw vegetables) this is a carbohydrate that is very difficult for the human body to digest. For this reason, if a lot is consumed the result is gas, bloating and nausea. You should also be aware that for this reason many of the valuable nutrients in raw vegetables are actually not being absorbed by the body, which defeats the intended purpose of eating this way.
I believe that steaming your vegetables would be better on your digestive system, and would give your body more nutrients. On the other hand, you can try using a digestive aid before consuming raw vegetables. Examples of naturally occurring digestive enzymes include aloe vera and papain. These can be found at your local vitamin and herb retailer.
Good luck! ...Read more

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Do avocados cause gas and bloating?

They can: Gas production is common with cabbage, broccoli, brussel sprouts, broccoli, asparagus, cucumber, peppers, apples, raisins, prunes, bananas, avocados and melons. ...Read more

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What are the ways that gallstones cause gas and bloating?

Symptoms: Gallstones can irritate the lining of the gallbladder & can partially block the emptying of bile from the gallbladder after eating. The body translates that as a pressure or a full uncomfortable feeling. That can feel like a full, bloated, gassy feeling especially worse after larger meals or eating fatty greasy foods. ...Read more

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Why does Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) cause gas and bloating?

Why does Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) cause gas and bloating?

Maybe not Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine): Feeling full of "gas" may reflect malabsorption of food (like gluten, lactose), intake of poorly digested food, or choosing foods known to promote gas (beans, fizzy drinks). Sometimes its more complicated--a stomach emptying too slowly, bacterial overgrowth syndrome, delayed intestinal function, partial obstruction from any cause, infection, rectum problems, and pelvic pathology outside the gut. ...Read more

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What foods cause gas, bloating, or constipation?

What foods cause gas, bloating, or constipation?

Fruits and veggies: most commonly certain fruits and veggies. also sugar supplements (Splenda).
Look for the "FODMAP" diet for specifics. ...Read more

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Can too much fiber cause gas build up or bloating I was eating fiber gunmies and fiber one bars .my mom said cut back on fiber bec too much causes tha?

Can too much fiber cause gas build up or bloating I was eating fiber gunmies and fiber one bars .my mom said cut back on fiber bec too much causes tha?

Could be fiber type: More likely, the bloating is from other ingredients. Psyllium seed hulk tends to cause bloating. Pure fiber supplements are a simple way to increase the amount of fiber in your diet. There are different types of fibers as well. Find one that does not cause bloating, agrees with you and is easy to take.Make sure you have plenty of liquid/water intake during the day ...Read more

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Cn salad cause gas bloating and loose stools? Or norovirus, so had noro 2 days ago, no contact except hug? Also have chronic constipation.

Yes: Cruciferous vegetables e.G cauliflower, broccoli etc, as well as beans are a common cause of bloating ; gas. Norovirus usually results in fever, chills, intense nausea ; vomiting with profuse watery diarrhea. ...Read more

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I have had IBS like symptoms since starting levonorgestrel + ethinylestradiol birth control. Could this cause gas, bloating and loose stools?

I have had IBS like symptoms since starting levonorgestrel + ethinylestradiol birth control. Could this cause gas, bloating and loose stools?

IBS: oral bc cause?: Oral bcp's are just a version of what your body goes through hormonally during a regular (non-pill) cycle. IBS can be caused by stress of any kind, or by viral/bacterial gastroenteritis. Bcp's are not involved in causing IBS, but taking them irregularly can activate endometriosis by causing estrogen levels to vary in strength. Implants in the colon are common and can lead to IBS symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the best brand of a probiotic slow release pill for stomach bloating please?

U need check: Bloating can be because of-poor food timing/ lactose intolerance/ acid indigesion/gallbladder disease/ colon disease/ pancreatic insufficiency......At your age group this need tobe shorted out.....See pmd. ...Read more

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Bloating eating anything. Got better gluten free 2 +yrs ago. Can't eat fats or carbs. Take big probiotic 2 yrs. Eat little yet feel stuffed?

Need testing: Of your digestive system. 2 tests that might be useful- a stool analysis through a lab such as genova and a food sensitivity test, such as alcat. An integrative or functional medicine doctor can work with you to decide on testing. Once you get more information regarding how your gut is working and determine if you have a "leaky gut" then there are specific treatment options that can help. ...Read more

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Breath test shows positive for SIBO. Only symptoms is Bloating. Can I treat with probiotics alone? If so, which ones are best for SIBO and bloating?

Breath test shows positive for SIBO. Only symptoms is Bloating. Can I treat with probiotics alone? If so, which ones are best for SIBO and bloating?

Would also use herbs: You can try this but are likely to have more success if you also use herbs. A recent research study shows herbs like oregano oil, garlic, olive leaf extract, Hu Zhang and andrographis can be even more effective than the standard antibiotic used to treat SIBO- see http://tinyurl.com/hmjrogm
See and click on the link to the study.
Many diff. probiotics can help. See http://www.probioticsguide.com ...Read more

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Will probiotics help with constipation and abdominal bloating? Which one should I use?

Will probiotics help with constipation and abdominal bloating? Which one should I use?

A trial of: a Probiotic preparation is certainly worth it but at your age I would suggest a GI evaluation to rule out more specific issues which could cause the symptoms you describe! We do not recommend a specific preparation on Health Tap however your Pharmacist may be able to suggest an effective OTC preparation.

Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...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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What is the best probiotic supplement to take daily to reduce bloating?

What is the best probiotic supplement to take daily to reduce bloating?

From WebMD: Bifidobacterium lactis HN019.
Lactobacillus Reuteri ATCC55730 (available in BioGaia Gut Health products).
Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (LGG) (in Danimals drinkable yogurt and Culturelle capsules).
Lactobacillus casei DN-114 001 (in DanActive products).
Bifidoba
The GI guys in my area all recommend All-Flora to their patients. ...Read more

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My dr. Suggest I should drink kefir smoothie with probiotic . Is this good for stomach bloating?

My dr. Suggest  I should drink kefir smoothie with probiotic . Is this good for stomach bloating?

Won't hurt: You will need to see if it helps since there is no definite treatment for your condition. Certainly there is no harm from trying them out. ...Read more

Gas (Definition)

In a medical context, "having gas" refers to having too much gas in the bowels. This causes burping, cramps in the belly, ...Read more