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Is Probiotic Good For Gastritis
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
I have gastritis n' gerd. I am taking omeprazole. Read that it is not good to take it longterm. Took for 1 mo. I plan to take probiotics instead. Shld I?
A bit more complex!:
I agree that it is not wise to take omeprazole longterm. While probiotics may help, that alone is likely not enough to resolve your gastritis & GERD. See http://www. Naturalnews. Com/036336_PPIs_acid_reflux_side_effects. Html
& http://tinyurl. Com/p88fxjm for detailed advice on treatment.
Similase Sensitive Stomach by Integrative Therapeutics is a useful supplement. Chinese Medicine can also help. ...Read more
H pylori gastritis showed in EGD. Pain, nausea, treated 3 x with antibiotics. H p. positive. Is L glutamine and probiotic good to fight inflammation?
Inflammation: Those products won't eradicate inflammation. Specific treatment with three antibiotics and bismuth for 2 weeks is usually successful in eradicating H.Pylori and ppi medications like nexium or protonix treat inflammation. In my opinion probiotics aren't helpful in treating gastritis. ...Read more
Mostly: I see a lot of people get better give it a trial. ...Read more
Do (lactose free) probiotics help with gastritis? Also, do they provide any benefit for the elderly?
Yes, esp. If...:
Most cases of gastritis are caused by H. pylori. This is usually treated with antibiotics (though herbs like Mastic Gum can work as well). Probiotics are important for both helping to eliminate H. Pylori & for re-establishing healthy flora. Probiotics can be beneficial for people of any age as healthy flora is essential for good health. See
http://umm. Edu/health/medical/altmed/condition/gastritis ...Read more
How long does gastritis take to heal? Had it for 7 weeks now, been taking probiotics, zantac, (ranitidine) buscopan and eating fresh food and its getting worse
Time for a change...: Zantac (ranitidine) in doses less than 100mg (otc dosing is 75mg) effectively inhibits basal & nighttime acid output by the stomach. However, food-stimulated acid production & tobacco/ nsaid/ alcohol injury may need bigger "guns." prescription-strength doses of zantac (ranitidine) are 150-300mg twice daily. Stop tobacco, nsaids, & drinking alcohol, & ask your doctor if time to switch medication or to get further testing. ...Read more
What is the best probiotic to take after being diagnosed with a doxycycline related disease (gastritis, gerds)?
Pro mean with: And bio means life. Probiotics help the GI system digest food. Anti means against. So, if one takes excessive antibiotics (which are sometimes needed) they can kill off the good bacteria in our GI systems and we can have digestive problems. Look for a wide variety of strains of probiotics you choose. This is more important that the number or potency of the product. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Can't feel hunger, growl nothing from stomach, noappetite feelings. Diag gastritis&esophagitis&hpylori eradicate year ago. Took probiotic recently no pain?
Severe gastritis from h pylori- finished treatment, but still have inflammation some days that makes it hard to breathe. Could a probiotic help?
Is probiotics a goodthing to takeafter taking doxycycline? I developed gastritis n GERD. Heard probiotics repopulates bacteria. Any bad probiotic effects
Probiotics: Most people don't need probiotics after taking a course of antibiotics, since the normal bacterial flora of the gut repopulates rapidly after stopping antibiotics. If you have a history of C. difficile, it may be useful to take probiotics, however. Otherwise, studies do not support their routine use. Having said that, there are not usually many side effects, if you do decide to try them. Good luck ...Read more
Sorry, but...: Probiotics are organisms, not "good or bad", that supplement your colonic flora. Peer review literature shows 1 in 4 patients treated are clinically improved with probiotics. Different probiotics benefit different symptoms. Probiotics are generally harmless, but they are not a panacea & their use should not substitute for a good medical evaluation followed by appropriate directed therapy. ...Read more
Many benefits: Probiotics are most commonly used in association with antibiotics to prevent diarrhea & yeast infections (florastor is esp. Good for this) but acidophilus & other probiotics have many other proven benefits, including enhancing immunity, improving digestion, regulating bowels, preventing cancer, lowering cholesterol & reducing inflammation and allergies. See http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/probiotic. ...Read more
Depends.: It depends on what else is in it. Probiotics supposedly repopulate your gut with good bacteria. Most people have sufficient amounts of good bacteria in their digestive systems. I do use them when people who are taking antibiotics get GI distress as the antibiotics kill off the good gut bacteria. ...Read more
Center: The fruit it self. Peeled and prepared in a variety of ways. Fried will probably be the least effective. ...Read more
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My husband has some digestive issues, and started taking digestive advantage, probiotic gummys. Are they good? What is the best one on the market?
In reality: Probiotics haven't quite born out as well in the literature as people would have hoped. Its not clear which microbes and in what colony forming unit quantity is ideal. So in reality there is no "best" probiotics supplement out there. ...Read more
Probably good: However, people respond to probiotic differently to the same strain of probiotics. Some conditions appear to respond to one and not the other. While the issues are far from resolved, I would be inclined to think that it does more good than harm overall. I myself take one daily. ...Read more