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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
Yes, not known to: There are many good probiotics but the strain in culturelle has been used in over 800 research studies (more than any other strain) and has been found to be both safe ; effective for a variety of health issues. Some people have mild gas ; bloating when they start taking it ; it may help kill unfriendly flora, but it is not known to cause bad breath. Visit http://www.Culturelle.Com/ for more info. ...Read more
Pills wont work: Probiotics are for your bowels, not beath. Hygiene and food choice are your real solutions. Brush and floss (correct technique, ask dentist) each morning and night. Reduce your sweets & refined carbs (chips, soda, cookies, bread, gravy, etc), eat more vegetables and whole grains like brown rice. If no improvement after a week, see your doctor to rule out other medical causes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Breath test shows positive for SIBO. Only symptoms is Bloating. Can I treat with probiotics alone? If so, which ones are best for SIBO and bloating?
Would also use herbs: You can try this but are likely to have more success if you also use herbs. A recent research study shows herbs like oregano oil, garlic, olive leaf extract, Hu Zhang and andrographis can be even more effective than the standard antibiotic used to treat SIBO- see http://tinyurl.com/hmjrogm See and click on the link to the study. Many diff. probiotics can help. See http://www.probioticsguide.com ...Read more
No need to stop: If there is Helicobacter pylori in your stomach the breath test will be positive and probiotics will have no effect on the result. According to this article there is no need to stop any medicines prior to the breath test: http://www.medicinenet.com/urea_breath_test/article.htm ...Read more
Can I take probiotics (Florastor) up until the date of having the h pylori breath test?
Will this effect it?
Probiotics & Hpylori: Here's a reference that indicates that some probiotics may improve eradication of H.pylori-- thus would be expected to alter pre- and post-antibiotic treatment breath test results. Ref.http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/763163 ...Read more
Belching all the time, especially after i had an egg sandwich, and bad breath follows with it.Feel a thickness in mouth, probiotic yogurt helped a little?
GERD symptoms: Gastroesophageal reflux disease is caused by dysfunction of a valve opening to the stomach from esophagus. When swallowing, the valve opens briefly to allow food to pass. It fails to close tightly to prevent acid from splashing back (reflux) damaging the esophagus. Symptoms: belching, throat-clearing, heartburn, sour taste, bad breath. Treatment includes lifestyle changes and often medication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer