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Doctor insights on: Probiotic Medication

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Will probiotic medication ease your gastric?

Will probiotic medication ease your gastric?

Yes: That is one of the prerequisites for healthy digestion.
You need to take those with meals several times a day.
Food as medicine- use yogurt, sauerkraut, keffir, sour cream, pickled and fermented foods. All those contain naturally probiotics. Make sure- no preservatives in them (will kill the "good" germs). You can eat any of those several times a week with better lasting effect. It is you choice! ...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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Are there any medications/probiotics/vitamins other than antibiotics and St. John’s worth that would interfere with the mini pills effectiveness? Does It matter how many hours are between taking medication and birth control?

Are there any medications/probiotics/vitamins other than antibiotics and St. John’s worth that would interfere with the mini pills effectiveness? Does It matter how many hours are between taking medication and birth control?

Not a big worry: Commonly used antibiotics should not be a problem, except for rifampin. There are very few commonly used medications or supplements that interfere with hormonal contraceptives such as combination OCP's, progesterone mini-pills, etc. There is a chart on a 2009 website that lists some of the things to watch out for: http://onlinelibrary. Wiley. Com/doi/10.1002/tre.107/pdf ...Read more

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I am taking cipro for right side epididymitis. 500 mg 2 x a day for 10 days. Should I drink kombucha for probiotics while on the medication?

I am taking cipro for right side epididymitis. 500 mg 2 x a day for 10 days. Should I drink kombucha for probiotics while on the medication?

Epididymitis infec-: Tion. Please continue to see your doc and do what he/she says. Consider using natural antimicrobials such as olive leaf extract and/or colloidal silver. A natural doc or practitioner can guide you in the use of those things. Peace and good health. Probiotics are helpful w/antibiotics but get multiple strain ones, not one or two strains w/high numbers. ...Read more

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Is it okay to try probiotics in pills for Crohn's disease, of course with the other medications?

Is it okay to try probiotics in pills for Crohn's disease, of course with the other medications?

YES!: Probiotics will not interfere with your other medications. There are a number of ongoing studies looking into to the benefits of probiotics (especially Saccharomyces bollardi species of probiotics) and Crohn's, so I would certainly add it to my regimen! Ask your Dr if he has recommendations on a good brand. Not all probiotics are the same, so it is important to avoid just lactobacilli. ...Read more

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Can probiotics helped with inflammation of the intestines due to an overuse of prescribe medication? If so, what brand would be best to take?

Can probiotics helped with inflammation of the intestines due to an overuse of prescribe medication? If so, what brand would be best to take?

Yogurt: The first thing to do is make certain that you do not have Clostridium difficile colitis and that you are treated for it if you do. If not, then use a cup of unpasteurized yogurt two or three times a day and this will help reconstruct your colonic flora. ...Read more

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I have a yeast inf. I don't have any medication like fluconazole at the time being. Could I use PB-8 14 billion probiotic to kill off bad yeast?

I have a yeast inf. I don't have any medication like fluconazole at the time being. Could I use PB-8 14 billion probiotic to kill off bad yeast?

Will help, also...: Yes, taking probiotics both by mouth and inserting vaginally at bedtime usually helps. There are many other home remedies that may help. See http://www. Earthclinic. Com/cures/yeast_infection. Html for hundreds of people writing about what has and has not helped them. Many report probiotics help but other remedies like Boric Acid (available without Rx at pharmacies) & apple cider vinegar can help too. ...Read more

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What is a diet to help with IBS and is there a over-the-counter medication I'm taking fiber and probiotics I got constapation form of ibs?

What is a diet to help with IBS and is there a over-the-counter medication I'm taking fiber and probiotics I got constapation form of ibs?

It depends: It's not easy to find the right diet when you have irritable bowel syndrome (ibs). Eating certain foods can cause major discomfort for people with ibs, but figuring out which foods cause the symptoms is a highly individual process. ...Read more

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Colonoscopy prep says no herbal medications 7 days before. Does this include probiotics, fish oil, or melatonin?

Colonoscopy prep says no herbal medications 7 days before. Does this include probiotics, fish oil, or melatonin?

Herbal: Probiotics and melatonin should be ok but I would hold the fish oil because it increases bleeding risks and if a biopsy is needed you could have more risks. ...Read more

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Are there any good over-the-counter medications for IBS c I have been taking probiotics metamusal and milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide)?

Are there any good over-the-counter medications for IBS c I have been taking probiotics metamusal and milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide)?

IBS: I would recommend that you do a food dairy and see which foods you are allergic (ibs pts have allergies). The most common are dairy and gluten. You can try a to do a food elimination diet where you eliminate an entire food category for 1-2 weeks to see if you improve. I would recommend a high strength probiotic of 80 billion. For constipation I would recommend taking mag 500-1000 mg per night. ...Read more

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Is culterelle probiotic safe for everyone to take even if on perscription drugs for heart condition & history of allergies?

Is culterelle probiotic safe for everyone to take even if on perscription drugs for heart condition & history of allergies?

Who knows?: It's not FDA approved and has never been studied. I Googled it and only got marketing sites - no factual information. If you use it, you're on your own. ...Read more

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Mysterious height growth in adulthood.....?

Mysterious height growth in adulthood.....?

Hormonal?: You may have overdone the thyroxine, but unlikely at your age without hour growth plates still. Eing open!! Suggest you check this out with your endocrinologist ...Read more

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What's the probiotics?

What's the probiotics?

Probiotics: "pro"-biotics put good organisms into your gut (unlike "anti"-biotics which kill bacteria) & include: lactobacillus, acidophilus, bifidobacter, sachromyces boulardes, to name a few. Most are available over-the-counter & need to be taken daily to maintain the probiotic organism population. Benefits include: less gas, regulated bowels, prevent infections, improve digestion, decrease inflammation. ...Read more

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What do ProBiotics do?

Restore gut flora: We have trillions of bacteria in our intestines, most of which are friendly & support digestion, improve immune function, affect weight, influence gene expression etc.
Antibiotics can kill many friendly bacteria, creating a serious long-term disruption of our flora. Probioitcs can help restore the balance friendly microbes in our GI tract.
See http://bit. Ly/1lbM1xS for more info. ...Read more

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Probiotics. Good for u?

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

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Is probiotic a medicine?

Is probiotic a medicine?

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. Peace and good health. Natural med. ...Read more

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What are probiotics for?

What are probiotics for?

Replace bacteria: Believed to be healthy; in many areas of our body, skin, intestinal tract, perineal area, etc. While human cells contain about 30, 000 genes, adult humans carry over a 1, 000, 000 genes, the additional ones being part of the human microbiome, a slowly evolving area of research & understanding due to the fantastic complexity of which bacteria are symbiotic, commensal &/or pathologic in what locations. ...Read more

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What are probiotics for?

What are probiotics for?

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. Peace and good health. ...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?

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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What is the best probiotic?

What is the best probiotic?

Align: I tend to recommend this brand of probiotics for patients with bloating & irregular bowel habits. ...Read more

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How effective are probiotics?

How effective are probiotics?

Very: In this era of frequent antibiotic use and poor dietary habits, probiotics help replete the body's natural flora. They help prevent overgrowth of certain bacteria and keep fungal growth also at a healthy level. There have been studies also proving that probiotics contribute to intestinal health and digestion and regularity. But just like everything else, all things should be done in moderation. ...Read more

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What are the best probiotics?

Probiotics: The best choice is a timed release probiotic with multiple strains and at least millions of cultures. ...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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