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Which probiotics should I take on a daily basis to decrease my constipation?

Which probiotics should I take on a daily basis to decrease my constipation?

Probiotic: There are many good products. The ones that work have to survive the stomach acid so the beneficial bacteria can make it alive into the colon area. Looks for brands that say acid resistant or formulated to resist stomach acid. One probiotic that survives stomach juices is theralac (google it). You may try different ones. Be sure to drink lots of water everyday. ...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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If i take probiotics everyday for awhile, will i become dependent on them. Im just curious if i were to stop taking them, could it cause constipation?

If i take probiotics everyday for awhile, will i become dependent on them. Im just curious if i were to stop taking them, could it cause constipation?

No dependency.: if you decide to take probiotics,your body will not become dependent on them, and you can stop them at any time with no problems. Except in unusual clinical circumstances, however, regular use of probiotics hasn't been shown to improve your health. Since there doesn't seem to be many potential side effects, deciding to take probiotics is a personal choice. Good luck. ...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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Is it a good idea to take saccharomyces boulardii probiotic tablets while prone to constipation?

Is it a good idea to take saccharomyces boulardii probiotic tablets while prone to constipation?

Saccharomyces: probiotic has been evaluated prospectively in several clinical trials, and seems to have efficacy in a limited number of conditions. However, constipation is not one of them. That being said, taking saccharomyces will not worsen your constipation. ...Read more

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I've been having fatigue, constipation, belching, and getting full fast when i eat. My GI doc says to just take probiotics. Does that make sense?

I've been having fatigue, constipation, belching, and getting full fast when i eat. My GI doc says to just take probiotics. Does that make sense?

Abd, bowel symptoms: Well you can get full easily if you are contipated, but you are also 39 yo and unfortunately we are seeing colon cancer in younger pts.If you have a change in bowel habits, fatique, and belching you could have a number of things: peptic ulcer which is bleeding, or colon/stomach cancer.Best to have your primary md draw some blood to macke sure not anemic and get scoped both upper and lower gi. ...Read more

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How long would I have to take probiotic yogurt, if I have incomplete bowel movements. (not constipation) is there anything else i can do to help?

Forever: Probiotic yoghurt is pasteurized. The bacteria are dead due to that. Take probiotics seperately .The yoghurt is a waste and a marketing ploy unless you , make your own from your own live cultures. ...Read more

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What in my diet could be causing my ebf 3 1/2 month old to be constipated? Also if i take a probiotic would that help him as well?

What in my diet could be causing my ebf 3 1/2 month old to be constipated? Also if i take a probiotic would that help him as well?

Nothing.: In a breast fed baby, even 10 days without a poop isn't considered constipation. Breast milk is so completely digestible, sometimes there isn't enough stuff left in the bowel to make a proper stool. ...Read more

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Constipation (Definition)

Constipation is difficulty passing ...Read more