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Do (lactose free) probiotics help with gastritis? Also, do they provide any benefit for the elderly?

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

Lactose (Definition)

Found in milk. Lactose is a large sugar molecule that is made up of two smaller sugar molecules, glucose and galactose. In order for lactose to be absorbed from the intestine and into the body, it must first be split into glucose and galactose. The glucose and galactose are then absorbed by the cells lining the small intestine. The enzyme that splits lactose into glucose ...Read more


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Can probiotics be taken by someone who is lactose intolerant?

Can probiotics be taken by someone who is lactose intolerant?

Yes: Lactose intolerance means you don't have the enzymes to breakdown lactose- this means your intestinal bacteria will do it for you, resulting in gas, bloating and diarrhea. There is no contra-indication to consuming probiotics...just don't think it will actually allow you to consume lactose containing products. You will end up with the same symptoms of lactose intolerance. ...Read more

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Do probiotics help process lactose? I noticed that the weeks I drank yogurt with probiotics I was able to tolerate products with lactose I wouldn't normally be able to consume without taking Lactaid pills.

Do probiotics help process lactose? I noticed that the weeks I drank yogurt with probiotics I was able to tolerate products with lactose I wouldn't normally be able to consume without taking Lactaid pills.

Very Good!: While scientific evidence regarding the use of probiotics in treating lactose intolerance is quite mixed, in the general population, since it seem to be working in you, I would be tempted to continue it for now.
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Is align probiotic supplements a good substitute for probiotic yogurt if you're lactose intolerant?

Is align probiotic supplements a good substitute for probiotic yogurt if you're lactose intolerant?

The Align: Probiotics are commonly recommended to restore/maintain healthy gut flora. I am not so sure this will help directly with lactose intolerance. ...Read more

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Hi dr I'd like to ask about kefir and probiotics and if is it allowed in dairy diet for lactose intolerance patient?

Hi dr I'd like to ask about kefir and probiotics and if is it allowed in dairy diet for lactose intolerance patient?

Probably: Probiotic usually contains no dairy. The amount of lactose is usually much lower in yogurt such as kefir but I have found that the more liquidy yogurt may not be tolerated by some lactose-intolerant people and thus you will have to find out yourself as to which brand or type of yogurt you can tolerate. Another approach would be taking lactase tab prior to consuming dairy. ...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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Which probiotic strain is best for post antibiotic (flagyl-cipro) therapy of sibo. Also highly lactose intol. Sibo symptoms returned very quickly.

Which probiotic strain is best for post antibiotic (flagyl-cipro) therapy of sibo. Also highly lactose intol. Sibo symptoms returned very quickly.

Probiotics: There are several high potency probiotics available, such as klaire complete, and orthobiotic, two of my favorites. A good post antibiotic restorative probiotic should have at least 4 strains of acidophillus and bifido bacteris, and a friendly competitor for candida, like florastor. Ortho biotic has all of those in one supplement. The other thing to look for is billions of cfu (cocloies). ...Read more

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Why do I get a stomach ache when I eat greek yogurt? Does that mean I have lactose intolerance? Can it be because of the live culture and probiotics

Why do I get a stomach ache when I eat greek yogurt? Does that mean I have lactose intolerance? Can it be because of the live culture and probiotics

It's possible: Call your discuss to discuss this. Or eliminate all dairies &see what happens but remember that you will need something to substitute it so you get enough calcium. ...Read more

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If a probiotic is listed as vegetarian, does it mean it's dairy free?

If a probiotic is listed as vegetarian, does it mean it's dairy free?

No: Vegan would represent dairy free but vegetarian can include dairy
read the ingredients to see
goodbelly is 1 vegan probiotic. Many vegan yogurts are available at wholefoods and other stores which contain probiotics and are dairy free. ...Read more

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A good probiotic that is both gluten and diary free for IBS-C? Thanks

A good probiotic that is both gluten and diary free for IBS-C? Thanks

Go to a GNC store: You want a probiotic without any dairy products in its formulation. If you go Tia GNC store they will be able to find you something that fits your requirements. ...Read more

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Bloating eating anything. Got better gluten free 2 +yrs ago. Can't eat fats or carbs. Take big probiotic 2 yrs. Eat little yet feel stuffed?

Bloating eating anything. Got better gluten free 2 +yrs ago. Can't eat fats or carbs. Take big probiotic 2 yrs. Eat little yet feel stuffed?

Need testing: Of your digestive system. 2 tests that might be useful- a stool analysis through a lab such as genova and a food sensitivity test, such as alcat. An integrative or functional medicine doctor can work with you to decide on testing. Once you get more information regarding how your gut is working and determine if you have a "leaky gut" then there are specific treatment options that can help. ...Read more

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Hey please suggest me best probiotic brand for yeast overgrowth (candida) and best brand multivitamin for fast recovery I'm on candida free diet thx?

Hey please suggest me best probiotic brand for yeast overgrowth (candida) and best brand multivitamin for fast recovery I'm on candida free diet thx?

No single best: There's no one best probiotic or multivitamin for everyone. I advise a heat-stable probiotic with multiple strains and at least 20 billion per capsule-good brands include Renew Life, Advanced Naturals, PB8 and Prescript Assist. See http://www. Yeastinfectionadvisor. Com/probioticsforyeast. Html
Also many good multi's including UltraNutrient by Pure Encapsulations and Garden of Life Mykind Men's Multi. ...Read more

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Has anyone tried global health trax threelac probiotic or a gluten-free, casein-free diet for autism?

Has anyone tried global health trax threelac probiotic or a gluten-free, casein-free diet for autism?

Consumer beware: The present understanding of the autism spectrum involves the concept of a miswired brain due to a variety of genetic/chromosomal errors. Special diets, exercises, potions and the like have been offered for millennia to treat chronic conditions. One need to approach any with caution. When simple and paired with standard therapy there is no loss in trying. If hard & costly with no measurability=beware ...Read more

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Abnormal bloating and heavy feeling lower abdomen for 2 years. Hashimotos gluten dairy refined sugar free. Itchy feet. Is it sibo? Probiotics help?

Abnormal bloating and heavy feeling lower abdomen for 2 years. Hashimotos gluten dairy refined sugar free. Itchy feet. Is it sibo? Probiotics help?

Elimination process: Eliminating certain foods one at a time will be a practical first approach to take. Other causes could include constipation, thyroid disease, diabetes or gynecological problems. It is worth looking into all the other causes by consulting your doctor. ...Read more

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Do you recommended taking some vitamins such as CoQ10, Vitamin E, C, B12, K2, D3, and probiotics and laxatives for constipation in Parkinson? Also is sun exposure dangerous in PD in terms of increasing free radicals in body or is it good for Vit D? Thx

Do you recommended taking some vitamins such as CoQ10, Vitamin E, C, B12, K2, D3, and probiotics and laxatives for constipation in Parkinson? Also is sun exposure dangerous in PD in terms of increasing free radicals in body or is it good for Vit D? Thx

All except laxatives: Are fine, though there is not much evidence that vit E is helpful. Except Exercise! That is apparently emerging as one of the most helpful things you can do for PD AND the good news for you is it also helps constipation.
You should of course drink LOTS of fluids and eat fruits, veg, and fiber. If you must take a laxative, use a fiber laxative. Good luck! ...Read more

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Bacterial vaginosis 7 out of 10 on a scale. Probiotics give me diariah. Ibs. Debilitating! Diarah from sugar free no carb diet lack of fiber? Help!

Bacterial vaginosis 7 out of 10 on a scale. Probiotics give me diariah. Ibs. Debilitating! Diarah from sugar free no carb diet lack of fiber? Help!

Well: Sounds like you have a sensitive stomach. Don't know what probiotic you tried but floragen is pretty easy an the stomach. Some doctors have samples. For the BV have you tried vaginally yogurt with active culture one applicatorful a night, using an applicator that comes with Monistat or from you other vaginal creams? Worth a try. Assume you have tried medications from the doc? If not get checked. ...Read more

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Do probiotics really help?

Do probiotics really help?

Help with what?: Probiotics MAY help. They are usually still alive, if stored properly all the time from production, through shipping, to being on the store shelf. The living microorganisms get weaker and die over time. The problem is that nobody can really tell how much live material was in the package to start, how much is alive when one buys it, how much survives at home, nor how much goes to one's intestine. ...Read more

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Who should take probiotics?

Who should take probiotics?

Most people: I am an advocate of probiotics. The gut lining has a difficult time maintaining the balance of healthy bacteria with stress, disease, poor sleep, poor nutrition, antibiotic or medication use. Recent studies have shown benefits even pregnant patients. Probiotics can help with immune function, regulate constipation/diarrhea, bloating, help with GI diseases and even skin conditions. ...Read more

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Does probiotics really work?

Does probiotics really work?

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. This can happen w/out antibiotics at times too. So, the probiotics replace the good bacteria that are missing or low. Look for multiple strain products. ...Read more

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What probiotic brands are best?

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What probiotic brands are best?

Probiotics: My favorite is Renew Life Ultimate Flora Critical Care. Also, NOW Foods Probiotic-10. Review with your doctor first. ...Read more

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How safe are probiotics vs yogurt?

How safe are probiotics vs yogurt?

Yogurt tastes better: These contain the "good organisms" living symbiotically with you. Certain condition such as use of antibiotics often kill-off too many of these good bugs and leave us more susceptible to illness from other bad bugs. Probiotics basically replace some of the loss of the good bug and hopefully restore the balance. Both are safe, but yogurts taste better? And contain calciums/vitamins. Good luck. ...Read more

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When should someone take probiotics?

When should someone take probiotics?

Probiotics Use: I commend you for your desire to have good Health.
Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for digestive system.
Probiotics can be helpful for
Irritable bowel syndrome
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
• Infectious diarrhea (caused by viruses, bacteria, or parasites)
• Antibiotic-related diarrhea ...Read more

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Do fermented foods contain probiotics?

Do fermented foods contain probiotics?

Kefir is...: ...naturally fermented milk, similar to yogurt, but thinner and richer in good bacteria than most yogurts. Add it to smoothies, use it on your cereal, or drink a small evening glass. ...Read more

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What probiotics are the best to use??

What probiotics are the best to use??

Multistrain,: Controlled or delayed release with millions of cultures. ...Read more

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What are some foods rich in probiotics?

Cultured yogurt: Yogurt (provided that is has an "active culture") is an excellent food source of "probiotics"- or re-culturing the intestinal tract. Also many nutritional products have the ability to provide probiotics---- such as acidophyllis (or lactobacillus acidophyllis). ...Read more

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Probiotic yogurt drinks hype or benefit?

Probiotic yogurt drinks hype or benefit?

Probiotics: Probiotics may be helpful -- but yogurt drinks may not contain all the labels say they do. You might check consumerlab. Com for particular products. It's $33/year to subscribe and has been a very useful resource for me. (no, I don't work for them!). ...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