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Would it be a good idea to try a probiotic supplement since I suffer from constipation & digestive problems? I'm on Linzess.

Would it be a good idea to try a probiotic supplement since I suffer from constipation & digestive problems? I'm on Linzess.

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. Try and see. ...Read more

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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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Had colitis 1 yr ago and been constipated since. Take a probiotic supplement everyday and sometimes stool softener. Does not help. What else can I do?

Had colitis 1 yr ago and been constipated since. Take a probiotic supplement everyday and sometimes stool softener. Does not help. What else can I do?

Plant-based diet: My guess is that your diet is low in fiber. A plant-based diet (whole, unprocessed plants, like vegetables, fruit, grain and nuts) is key to adding fiber. You can also add fiber with metamucil and benefiber. But unprocessed plants are healthier. Plants not only provide fiber but all kinds of nutrients like antioxidants that promote colonic health. ...Read more

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What's the best probiotic for constipation?

What's the best probiotic for constipation?

A few: Lactobacillus rhamnosus, bifidobacterium lactics, bifidobacterium infantis, lactobacillus plantarum, lactobacili. ...Read more

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Can i take a probiotic for constipation while also taking a decongestant without side affects?

Can i take a probiotic for constipation while also taking a decongestant without side affects?

OK to take together.: There should be no problem with this combination. There are plenty of meds that can be used to treat constipation. If you are still having trouble may want to consider one of the more standard therapies. ...Read more

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Can probiotics cause constipation?

Can probiotics cause constipation?

Not likely: Probiotics help restore the good bacteria in the gut that aid the digestive process. They should not cause constipation. Make sure you drink adequate amount of fluids also. ...Read more

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Would taking probiotics help with chronic constipation?

Would taking probiotics help with chronic constipation?

Probiotic research: indicates that they help w/constipation. Here's a summary: "slowed “gut transit time” by 12.4 hours, increased the number of weekly bowel movements by 1.3, and helped soften stools," Dr. Ohira's brand is a well-respected one. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Best way to treat severe constipation? Have tried probiotics, 3 litres of h2o, fiber, & exercise. Seem to be getting worse not better.

Best way to treat severe constipation? Have tried probiotics, 3 litres of h2o, fiber, & exercise. Seem to be getting worse not better.

Moderation is good: You're on the right track. Eating a balanced diet that includes fiber, drinking lots of water and exercise is the first step. If your exercise is too vigorous, though, you can get dehydrated, which can worsen the constipation. Certain meds can cause it, also. If those measures don't work well enough, prunes or apple juice or pectin products like jelly beans or even nuts can help. Try meds last ...Read more

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Hi, i am 26 yrs old and suffering from constipation, please can u suggest good quality multivitamin with minerals.and Probiotics types.thanks a lot.

Hi, i am 26 yrs old and suffering from  constipation, please can u suggest good quality multivitamin with minerals.and Probiotics types.thanks a lot.

Vitamins: A good multivitamin is a good idea. It's like an insurance policy for when we don't eat right, don't sleep well, or are especially stressed. Go to a good store or get some guidance because the popular brands are typically very week and not helpful. The dose (read label and check that half or more of the ingredients are several 100 per cent above RDA. Dose more important than a long list. ...Read more

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Will probiotics help with constipation?

Will probiotics help with constipation?

Some strains tend to: There are many strains of probiotics. Research shows some strains can help constipation:http://bit.Ly/1dpcmvs i recommend probiotics to patients with constipation. If one type doesn't help try another. Diet & exercise can help too. Many with constipation have magnesium deficiency, hypothyroidism &/or intestinal candidiasis. See http://huff.To/15mbzao, http://bit.Ly/1dpai09 & http://bit.Ly/14aneey. ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Constipation (Definition)

Constipation is difficulty passing ...Read more