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Are probiotics (lactobacillus planetarium 299v 10 billion cfu) safe and/or beneficial for somebody to take that is recovering from acute pancreatitus?

Are probiotics (lactobacillus planetarium 299v 10 billion cfu) safe and/or beneficial for somebody to take that is recovering from acute pancreatitus?

Conflicting research: Some studies have shown benefits and some have shown harm! the study that showed harm involved infusing probiotics directly into the small intestines in patients ill with very severe pancreatitis. See http://www.Criticalcarenutrition.Com/docs/manuscript_editorial_probiotics_in_pancreatitis.Pdf however, there is no evidence of harm in taking oral probiotics while recovering. See comment for more:. ...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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Can lactobacillus help with tonsil stones , can probiotics help too, or what do you recomend please help?

Can lactobacillus help with tonsil stones , can probiotics help too, or what do you recomend please help?

Oral hygiene: There are really no medications, or diet that can prevent tonsil stones. They are calcified debris from the mouth and to some extent the nasal cavity. Preventing accumulation of debris in you mouth with salt water rinses after meals, good oral hygiene, (including tongue scraping), and nasal lavages if congestion is present, can help. If dramatic symptoms persist, tonsil removal is an option. ...Read more

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Probiotics gives lactobacillus acidophillus & bifidobacterium. Whey: beta lactoglobulin & alpha lactalbumin. Can both provide similar benefits?

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

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CSA and OATS tests show high levels of lactobacillus in small intestine. and colon, low bifido in colon. Should i take probiotics with lactobacillus?

CSA and OATS tests show high levels of lactobacillus in small intestine. and colon, low bifido in colon. Should i take probiotics with lactobacillus?

Any symptoms?: What do you expect the probiotics to do for you. There is little objective evidence for the usefulness of such treatments. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Was on omnicef (cefdinir) for 10 days start may 24. Taking probiotics floraster, lactobacillus, bifodobacterium. Is loose stool normal w probiotics? Will it end?

Was on omnicef (cefdinir) for 10 days start may 24. Taking probiotics floraster, lactobacillus, bifodobacterium. Is loose stool normal w probiotics? Will it end?

Yes: The loose stools are most likely from the Omnicef (cefdinir) not the probiotic and is should improve when you complete it but if it doesn't you should see your doctor since there are colon infections that you can get from antibiotics. ...Read more

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I lactose intollerant, can I take probiotic lactobacilus ? Or it will trigger my allergy ?

I lactose intollerant, can I take probiotic lactobacilus ? Or it will trigger my allergy ?

Lactose intolerance: I see your confusion but lactobacillus is a probiotic bacteria, not a sugar. Lactose intolerance (difficulty digesting milk sugar) can be secondary to lactase enzyme deficiency, or due to a bigger problem of small bowel inflammation, infection, infiltrative disease, and/or maldigestion. Don't assume its lactose intolerance unless tested, or at least assessed response to lactase enzyme replacement. ...Read more

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What kind of probitics or lactobacillus should I take for bacterial vaginosis? Is it true that plain, common yogurt may help?

What kind of probitics or lactobacillus should I take for bacterial vaginosis? Is it true that plain, common yogurt may help?

Possibly: Probiotics may have a role as preventatives but if you currently have bacterial vaginosis it should be treated more directly. Acidophilus capsules and live culture plain yogurt may help to replenish more normal bacteria even though they are supposedly the "wrong" bacteria. ...Read more