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Doctor insights on: How Long To Repopulate Good Bacteria In Your Gut

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How long does it take to restore good bacteria in the gut?

How long does it take to restore good bacteria in the gut?

Colonic flora: This depends upon your diet, use of probiotics, and what has altered the flora so that you want to restore normal flora. Be more specific and rephrase the question. ...Read more

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Are omnipresent single celled organisms which are the both the simplest form of life and the original form of life on earth. The are ...Read more


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Symptoms of and ways of diagnosing when good gut flora has been replaced with bad bacteria?

Symptoms of and ways of diagnosing when good gut flora has been replaced with bad bacteria?

Antibiotic effect?: You may be concerned about the effects of antibiotics. It depends which antibiotic(s), for how long, and symptoms (usually diarrhea). No diagnosis is needed unless symptoms suggest certain problems, like C. difficile. Otherwise intestinal bacteria usually return to normal in a few weeks after antibiotics stopped. Probiotics might speed it up, but even without them, eventually all will be well. ...Read more

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If you have gastroenteritis does it destroy all your good gut bacteria?

If you have gastroenteritis does it destroy all your good gut bacteria?

Unlikely: While a gastroenteritis can cause you to clear much of your bowel flora, it is very difficult at best to clear out "all" of them. ...Read more

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Whats the best food to eat after taking penicilin for two weeks to put some good bacteria back in the gut?

Whats the best food to eat after taking penicilin for two weeks  to put some good bacteria back in the gut?

Yogurt, probiotic: The good bacteria should multiply on their own but you can eat yogurt (natural, real yogurt; preferably organic) and/or a pill or two of probiotics. ...Read more

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If you have been using probiotics for years and your gut and everything is healthy, will the good bacteria remain and when you stop using it?

If you have been using probiotics for years and your gut and everything is healthy, will the good bacteria remain and when you stop using it?

Perhaps: The nature of the intestinal flora is often determined by your dietary intake. If you have large numbers of lactobacilli or bifidobacterium in your colon and your diet consists predominantly of dairy products they may remain there without your ingesting probiotics. Unpasteurized culture yogurt is a great substitute. ...Read more

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Harvard's recent research: "gut flora is key to either gaining or losing weight, pill on the horizon". What food alters bad bacteria into good ones?

Harvard's recent research: "gut flora is key to either gaining or losing weight, pill on the horizon". What food alters bad bacteria into good ones?

Doubtful: Body weight is calories in versus calories out. I could only find articles about obesity and gut bacteria in obscure journals (help me, anyone?) and i suspect this is just one more fake internet story. I bet dimes-to-dollars this "pill" never appears, but until it does, why not head down to the gym and have a really good time working and eating with fitness-focused friends? ...Read more

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I'm eating better and walking 30min daily, I worry about gut bacteria and read that the lectin in legumes& tomato kills good gut bacteria sois it bad?

I'm eating better and walking 30min daily, I worry about gut bacteria and read that the lectin in legumes& tomato kills good gut bacteria sois it bad?

Gut bacteria: I'm eating better and walking 30min daily, I worry about gut bacteria and read that the lectin in legumes& tomato kills good gut bacteria sois it bad? ANS: congrats on better eating and activity. I would worry about other things. The best diet to eat for health is the DASH Diet. Get this book and read and follow: ISBN 9780743410076 Good luck. Can do 2nd opinion any time. ...Read more

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1000mg levofloxacin and 2000 mgamoxicillin per day for 10 day.billion of gut bacteria were killed.do good bacteria recover their own or need probiotic?

1000mg levofloxacin and 2000 mgamoxicillin per day for 10 day.billion of gut bacteria were killed.do good bacteria recover their own or need probiotic?

No: This is a good question.
You know, kids are born without gut flora. It is there at age one month, or a bit later if born by C section.
Yes your gut will repopulate by itself.
Probiotics are not necessary.
The idea of good and bad bacteria is also complex. They are morally neutral and in a ratio, it is more a question of the ratio than of intrinsic goodness or badness. ...Read more

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Will taking bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) suspension for 10days for a UTI negatively affect my immune system or the good bacteria in my gut? I am a 19yo male

Will taking bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) suspension for 10days for a UTI negatively affect my immune system or the good bacteria in my gut? I am a 19yo male

Not particularly: Any antibiotic you take will kill off any germ that is sensitive to it. That is in the gut or in your infection. Simply taking a probiotic or eating probiotic yoghurt will replenish what are killed. It has no other effect on your immune system. ...Read more

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Would small bowel biopsy show if you have enough good bacteria to help with absorption?

Would small bowel biopsy show if you have enough good bacteria to help with absorption?

No: A biopsy is likely to show if there is a structural mucosal reason for malabsorption. The biopsy does not evaluate intestinal microbiota. ...Read more

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Do we loose all good bacteris from the gut when preparing for colonoscopy?

Do we loose all good bacteris from the gut when preparing for colonoscopy?

Not at all: A 'prep' for a colonoscopy is designed to wash out the big visible chunks of stool that could interfere with visualizing the colon. Don't worry - the bacteria know how to survive and they will 'stick' to the lining of your colon. (I know it sounds gross but they are there to help you!) This is a routine procedure and I feel confident your colon health will be fine afterwards. I do recommend kefir ...Read more

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How long does bacterial ileitis last? Vom&dia9 wks.Thickening of term ilieum. Mes adenitis&distended bowel loops on u/s. All blood/stool tests normal

How long does bacterial ileitis last? Vom&dia9 wks.Thickening of term ilieum. Mes adenitis&distended bowel loops on u/s. All blood/stool tests normal

Not that long: bacterial or viral??? If bacterial - the antibiotics would help- but that rare. Viral happens more often in kids and very painful, but would expect to get better in 7-10 days. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Does sugar really feed bad bacteria in your gut?

Does sugar really feed bad bacteria in your gut?

Yes: Our gut has approximately 100 trillion bacteria living in it. Technically anything you consume is feeding the population. It is part of a healthy and normal GI system. It is referred to as the Human Microbiom. 80% of stool is pure bacteria. If yo\u were to sep;rate out and weight the bacteria..it would be several pounds alone! ...Read more

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Is bacteria in your gut same as bacteria in your vagina? If not, what's the difference and what kind is it?

Is bacteria in your gut same as bacteria in your vagina? If not, what's the difference and what kind is it?

Very different: The vaginia is relatively bacteria free and is a sort of hostile environment to bacteria. A few types do reside there. The gut is a hive of many, many different bacteria - some of which help in digestion and the function of the gut. I am guessing you are talking about sexual practice. It is a good idea to conduct anal and vaginal sex separately and not mix the few - cross contamination possibl. ...Read more

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What number of bacteria are in the human gut?

What number of bacteria are in the human gut?

Lots! Gut bugs...: ...get blamed for obesity, ulcers, food allergies, & more. However, most o the time our normal intestinal flora can help us stay healthy.Clostridia incite production of antibodies that lock up allergens before they get into our blood. Dont decimate the good bacterial flora with unnecessary antibiotics, poor diets, frequent misguided "cleansers." Ref. ScienceDaily,8/25/2014. ...Read more

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What role do bacteria play in the gut?

What role do bacteria play in the gut?

Busy bacteria!: You have more bacteria in your digestive tract than you have cells in your body. They produce essential nutrients; produce natural antibiotics; stimulate antibody production and protect against infection; allergy prevention; produces hormones for fat storage; help digest food. Some consider the metabolic activities of bacteria to be so substantial they are the equivalent of a 'forgotten organ'. ...Read more

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I am thin now and I want to gain some weight. does gut bacteria have something to do with the appetite ?

I am thin now and I want to gain some weight. does gut bacteria have something to do with the appetite ?

Few things: Get your stool examined....intestinal worms are common. Food hyzeine...preventing orofecal contamination, clean drinking water, will improve the situation. May need to consume more calories.....animal protein is better than plant protein, reduce carbohydrate ( rice) consumption. Exercise is a must..... in this equation. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of having too many bad bacteria in the gut?I was blocked and full of Milk Of M for a month.Gut feels swelled still too often.

What are the symptoms of having too many bad bacteria in the gut?I was blocked and full of Milk Of M for a month.Gut feels swelled still too often.

Many signs: Bloating, constipation and/or diarrhea, abdominal cramping, weight loss, foggy sensorium, fatigue, poor sleep cycles and difficulty falling asleep ...Read more

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How come my immune system doesn't attack the gut bacteria?

Good question: simply put, the gut is technically outside the body ...Read more

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What effect, if any, might a corticosteroid injection have on the digestive system and gut bacteria?

What effect, if any, might a corticosteroid injection have on the digestive system and gut bacteria?

Probably not much: Although corticosteroids certainly have an effect on the stomach and surely can affect the gut flora in some way, it is doubtful that one injection would have much of an effect. In addition, it would be difficult to judge what that effect would be, if it did occur. It's a question that is almost impossible to answer without knowing more detail. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does gut bacteria make us hungry and increase appetite?

Does gut bacteria make us hungry and increase appetite?

Gut bacteria: hello~ gut bacteria are essential for digestion. ZERO effect on appetite. If it did some crazy person would have suggested sterilzing the bowel for weight loss. If you did that you would most certainly lose weight but also win the competition for the thinnest dead person ever ! :-) No, eat a healthy diet, lots of fruit and vegs, keep weight down to BMI ~ 23 and EXERCISE and you will live forever ! ...Read more

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Does healthy gut bacteria help us gain weight or lose weight ?

Does healthy gut bacteria help us gain weight or lose weight ?

It depends...: Those who are overweight often have an imbalance of intestinal flora and improving this will help one to lose weight. Those who are underweight may have a different type of imbalance and improving this can help you gain weight. If your weight is appropriate then healthy flora will not contribute to weight gain or loss.
See http://tinyurl.com/hhb6g9y for more information. ...Read more

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Does chronic laxative use lead to bacteria imbalance in the gut??

Does chronic laxative use lead to bacteria imbalance in the gut??

NO: Usually this is due to ANTIBIOTIC usage....and is temporary!
(There is however a "condition" which recent studies has been associated with bacterial imbalance and that is IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)

Hope this helps
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Is there any research on which bacteria(s) in probiotics is (are) most beneficial for gut health?

Is there any research on which bacteria(s) in probiotics is (are) most beneficial for gut health?

It isnt pretty: probiotics require living bacterial cultures. Most of the ones in the store wont have enough live culture. ...Read more

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Is c diff a normal bacteria in you gut? If so if you were tested without symptoms would it test postive

Yes and no.: C diff is normal bacteria in your intestines. If you do not have symptoms or diarrhea you should not test positivite for the toxin.
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The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more