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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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Do cherries give you diarrhea?

Do cherries give you diarrhea?

Cherrys: If you pig out on cherries you can develop diarrhea from the sugars present in the cherries. ...Read more

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Does kale give you diarrhea?

Does kale give you diarrhea?

If it's contaminated: Kale and other vegetables should not give anyone diarrhea unless it's been contaminated and/or not washed properly. ...Read more

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Can iron bacteria give you diarhea?

Can iron bacteria give you diarhea?

Iron bacteria: Thiobacillus ferrooxidans and leptospirillum ferrooxidans, two of the so-called iron bacteria and others have not been clearly shown to be intestinal pathogens producing diarrhea. ...Read more

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Does gastritis give you diarrhea?

Does gastritis give you diarrhea?

No: Gastritis is inflammation of the stomach lining. This may be caused by medications such as aspirin, or by an infection associated with ulcers, h. Pylori. I am not aware of any associations between gastritis and diarrhea. ...Read more

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Would to much splenda give you diarrhea.

Would to much splenda give you diarrhea.

Yes: splenda is a sugar alcholol ( sorbitol) and too much sugar alcohols such as sorbitol, xylitol, mannitol can lead to diarrhea. ...Read more

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Are acidophilus chews supposed to give you diarrhea?

Are acidophilus chews supposed to give you diarrhea?

Not typically: Acidophilus chews are known to cause harmless effects like hiccups, excess gas and belching. Diarrhea, while uncommon, should be minimal. If you experience any of the following side effects : Rash, itching, hives, swelling of the face, lips, tongue, difficulty breathing, weakness, nausea or vomiting notify your doctor or go to the ER right away. ...Read more

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Does cranberry juice give you diarrhea?

It could: Any juice can result in some malabsorption for some people and result in diarrhea. Most cranberry juices are a mix of juices and may contain other sugars, any of which could result in diarrhea. ...Read more

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Will probiotics help with diarrhea?

Will probiotics help with diarrhea?

They usually do help: When having diarrhea but it all depends what's causing the squirts to begin with... ...Read more

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Can probiotics help you avoid diarrhea?

Can probiotics help you avoid diarrhea?

Yes: Probiotics can help replenish the gut with healthy microbes. ...Read more

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Can a mutivitamin give you loose stools?

Can a mutivitamin give you loose stools?

Check ingredients...: If your multivitamin is high in magnesium, you're getting a laxative effect equivalent to taking milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide). Alternatively, some pill vehicles can cause loose stool, even if the pill ingredients do not. In any case, stop taking the supplement & if diarrhea persists, another cause must be sought. ...Read more

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Does stool softner give you the diarrhea?

Should not: Stool softeners simply add moisture and bulk to stool to make them easier to pass, but should not produce diarrhea. ...Read more

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Do dates give you diarrhea?

Do dates give you diarrhea?

Dates: Not me, but they do give some people diarrhea. If they do, you should illuminate them from your diet, or at least cut back. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can salad give you constipation?

Can salad give you constipation?

Any source of: Fiber, ie fruits vegetables salads, whole grains when taken with inadequate fluids or excessive caffeine/alcohol can cause constipation or worsening of existing constipation. ...Read more

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Will yakult help IBS diarrhea?

Will yakult help IBS diarrhea?

R/O IBS: IBS IS DX OF EXCLUSION.. You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori . Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/hpylori . you also need a baseline colonoscopy. While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free high fiber diet . Ie gutbliss.com and Wholeapproach.com. Also 64-80oz water.KEFIR &YOGHURT HAVE NATURAL PROBIOTICS. ...Read more

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Can you take imodium (loperamide) and lomotil for antibiotic related diarrhea?

Can you take imodium (loperamide) and lomotil for antibiotic related diarrhea?

Yes: The shape of the Lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) molecule is similar to opioid molecules, and thus sits on the same receptors. All opiods slow bowels, and thus treat diarrhea, no matter the cause. ...Read more

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Can you take imodium (loperamide) and pepto? I have diarrhea and upset stomach. Thank you

Either, not both: Pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate), is used to relieve diarrhea, stomach upset, heartburn, stomach acidity, and nausea. Imodium (loperamide), is used in the treatment of diarrhea. There will seldom be a need for both, but there is no significant interaction that should prevent your taking them together, although generally unnecessary. ...Read more

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Should you give prebiotics and probiotics to formul- fed babies?

Should you give prebiotics and probiotics to formul- fed babies?

Can be used: While the jury is out in all areas of prebiotics and probiotics in infants, there have been some positive studies looking at diarrhea. It as also been found helpful for preemies in necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). The only concern is using them in infants that may have immune problems or seriously ill with indwelling catheters. So, while not absolutely necessary, it will not hurt. ...Read more

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Loose Stools (Definition)

Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more


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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea = increased frequency of stools which ...Read more