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How Long To Repopulate Good Bacteria In Your Gut
Yogurt!: Good bacteria, often called probiotics, are the active cultures in yogurt. The simplest and most cost effective way to repopulate the colon with healthy bacteria is to eat yogurt with active cultures. You can purchase probiotics in health food stores and online and take them i pill form as well. Antibiotics kill both bad bacteria and the good bacteria! ...Read more
Following a meal,: Transit time through the small intestine is anywhere from 45 minute to 90 minutes; then transit time through the colon normally is 24-36 hours. This will vary from patient to patient and relative to diet and other conditions such as prior abdominal surgery, fluid intake, stress, meds and hydration status. ...Read more
What is a good probiotic to take to put good bacteria back in the vagina after over 100 BV infections?
If gut flora is killed by antibiotics, do you have to take probiotics forever or just until balance is back? Can gut flora thrive again on their own?
Post-antibx flora: Many antibiotics are non-specific as to what bacteria they kill. When your normal gut flora is depleted by antibiotics you may be at risk for opportunistic pathogens. A very common one is clostridium difficile (C.Diff). Probiotics will replete your flora with desirable organisms, but long term use is not required--once probiotics are discontinued, the flora which are unique to you will repopulate. ...Read more
BOTULISM: Moist heat at 120 degrees for 30 mins. Will kill the spores. ...Read more
When you take Prilosec it changes the flora in your gut. If you stop taking Prilosec does the flora in your gut go back to how it was before?
Bacterial overgrowth: in the stomach and duodenum has UNKNOWN clinical significance in health people. This effect has only been described in very ill Intesive Care Unit patients. This change in bacterial population quickly reverses when the proton -pump inhibitor (egf Prilosec) is discontinued! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
Probiotics: There are many things that can cause a disruption in the normal flora of bacteria in your intestine including antibiotic use, diet, and exposure to certain pathogens in your food. Dietary modification and probiotics are the most productive way to repopulate your gut with the bacteria that you need. ...Read more
Anatomy & Physiology: There is not any good answer for your question. Perhaps you can rephrase it with what you really want to know. The hydration process in humans varies minute by minute to maintain a symbiotic balance that promotes as healthy of an internal environment as possible. Some fluids contain chemicals that cause dehydration such as caffeine and alcohol. Other's have lots of sugars which change the human. ...Read more
Bacteria: If you are referring to the organism causing strep throat and other more serious infections, it can remain in the back of the throat for very long time periods without producing disease. In fact, you may never become sick from it without there being some predisposing factor like an acute viral infection. ...Read more
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