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Probiotic: Probiotics are good bacteria that help your digestive process as well as strengthen your immune system. When you are on antibiotics you reduce all bacteria (good and bad) so probiotics help. People with chronic GI problems, older ages, food intolerances, low immune system can benefit from probiotics. ...Read more
Probably not: The main cavity causing bacteria is streptococcus mutans. They take in sugars from our diet and convert it to acid which in turn, eats away at the enamel of teeth. Good brushing habits and smart eating habits like minimizing ones refined sugar consumption are the best line of defense against developing cavities. Also, a regular dental check up and Fluoride treatment can help keep decay at bay. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Variable per person: Your question is excellent, but the response is individualized based on a patient's goals with probiotics. GI transit time, diet, use of probiotics, co-morbidities that may require use of antibiotics or other medications that affect gut flora, as well as the underlying pathology found in the gut may all alter benefit. Typically your "back to normal" in 3-4 days w/lots of probiotics to choose from. ...Read more
Helps to some extent: Try taking other probiotics, such as Florastor. Eat yogurt. ...Read more
Stonyfield,Culturele: If you really want the benefits of lactobacillus acidophilus i advise taking it as a supplement, as most yogurts have little if any live cultures. Stonyfield farms is one brand that does have live cultures. For supplements good brands include culturelle, bio-k+, primal defense, dr. Ohirra's & probiotic pearls. See http://www.Probiotic-info.Com/probiotic-supplements-compared/ for more info. ...Read more
Yes.: Studies have shown that probiotics can prevent c.Diff infections and other antibiotic associated complications like diarrhea. Best way to prevent c.Diff infections is good hand washing if you visit a hospital or nursing home. Also by not taking antibiotics for viral illnesses like bronchitis and sinusitis. You increase your risk of c. Diff when you take abx for things like these. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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
Are there any noticeable differences between lactobacillus rhamnosus and lactobacillus rhamnosus gg?
Doubt you'll notice: The GG strain is a mutant that supposedly has remarkable effects as a probiotic. If you believe everything you read (mostly from obscure sources -- 80% cure of peanut allergy, major protection from colds and so forth), you'd be reading uncritically. I hope you get what you want from it. ...Read more
Unclear: Although there is a good theory that probiotics may help recurrent cases of bacterial vaginosis studies on probiotics in general have shown limited results. ...Read more
Probiotics gives lactobacillus acidophillus & bifidobacterium. Whey: beta lactoglobulin & alpha lactalbumin. Can both provide similar benefits?
No: Probiotics and whey provide different benefits. They both have "lacto" in their names, which may be the source of your confusion. Lacto means related to milk. Lactobacillus is a bacteria that can grow in dairy products. Whey is the thin, clear liquid that is left when milk has curdled; it is high in protein. Probiotics are good for intestinal health. Whey is primarily a protein source. ...Read more
Sure: Probiotics are just collections of bacteria and the various bacteria do not interact with each other. You can take as many different types as you wish with no negative effects. But there is no evidence that a single probiotic, let alone several at once, cure any specific GI problems. As they are harmless, the only negative effect of taking them is to your pocketbook. ...Read more