People with IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) are often advised by their therapists to use ProBion probiotics as a best, natural relief for symptoms of
Your gastrointestinal tract is swarming with beneficial bacteria referred to as gut microflora that play a vital role in maintaining your health. But, due to many reasons this gut microflora may get out of balance and allow the proliferation of harmful bacteria-a condition referred to as intestinal dysbiosis.
Probiotics are the live strain of bacteria found in supplements and foods. They are similar to naturally occurring gut microflora and provide many health benefits by improving the intestinal microflora. Some probiotic foods are sauerkraut, yogurt, kimchi, tempeh and other foods that are fermented. Furthermore, probiotic strains of bacteria present in supplements are Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus.
A lot of research is done recently to investigate how probiotics can be used in the treatment and management of irritable bowel syndrome.
Symptoms of IBS are also linked to changes in the microflora of the gut. For instance, people suffering from IBS have reduced amounts of Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus in their digestive tracts and greater amounts of harmful bacteria Clostridium, Streptococcus, and E. coli. Furthermore, bacterial overgrowth occurs in the small intestines of up to 84 percent of people with IBS and that can cause many of their signs and symptoms. Also, some medicines, which are used in the treatment of IBS, may also damage the gut microflora.
Changes in the microflora of the gut can cause symptoms of IBS by increasing the sensitivity of the intestine to gas, increasing inflammation, changing motility of the gut and decreasing immune function.
It is proposed that probiotics improve symptoms of IBS by:
One of the greatest challenges for scientists and researchers is to find which strains of bacteria are most effective in relieving symptoms of IBS. According to research, the below-mentioned strains have been found effective:
The British Dietetic Association states that you should take a probiotic supplement to treat your symptoms of IBS initially for four weeks and see if you have any effect on the symptoms. If there is no effect, they advise that you should try a different probiotic product that has different strain/strains of live bacteria
You can get rid of constipation and indigestion by following the below-mentioned steps:
Additionally, on the basis of your signs and symptoms, the healthcare provider may suggest the following medicines to relieve constipation:
Make the following simple lifestyle and dietary changes to avoid constipation:
Maintain a routine: Assign a time and place of the day when you can go to the bathroom every day without passing stool forcefully.
Some of the home remedies for constipation are as follows:
Constipation occurs in the intestines as the stool becomes dry and hard when your large intestine (colon) absorbs an excessive amount of water from it. If you suffer from constipation, the muscle movements of your colon are very slow, making the movement of stool through the colon also slow. Hence, it absorbs an excessive amount of water from the stool. Therefore, the stool becomes very dry and hard.
Some of the complications that can occur if you are constipated for a long time are:
Yes, you can get rid of chronic constipation by following the below-mentioned lifestyle changes:
Yes, constipation can cause anxiety and stress. It can also disturb your sleep, affect your personal relations and sex life, and make you fatigued. You may skip your social activities due to constipation. Chronic constipation is linked to low serotonin levels-serotonin is a hormone, which helps in keeping your mood normal. Low levels of this hormone can result in anxiety and disturb your sleep. It may also affect the way in which food wastes move through the gut.
Any antibiotic has a tendency to cause constipation. It does so in two possible ways. Initially it destroys the friendly gut microflora and secondly, it depletes the key minerals of the body that are required by your digestive system for proper functioning. Antibiotics can affect the ability of your body to absorb some vital minerals such as magnesium. Optimum magnesium levels are needed to ensure that there is proper movement of your gut and relaxation of the intestinal muscles allowing the food to pass through your gut.
Iron supplements cause constipation as the unabsorbed iron reaches your large intestine (colon) and becomes food for the pathogenic (bad) bacteria. It leads to bacterial imbalance or a condition called dysbiosis. Due to dysbiosis, the intestinal movement slows down leading to a longer retention of stools, more absorption of water from them, and constipation along with gas and bloating.
Some of the main causes of diarrhea are:
Chronic and persistent diarrhea can cause weight loss. Chronic diarrhea is characterized by having semi solid or liquid and watery stools for greater than four weeks. Some of the causes of persistent diarrhea that can result in weight loss are inflammatory bowel disease, infections such as giardiasis, side effects of medicines, gluten or lactose intolerance, and celiac disease.
Often with diarrhea, there is abdominal bloating and gas. This gas stretches the visceral organs such as the stomach and the intestines, irritating the visceral nerves. This sends pain signals to the brain and produces abdominal pain.
In lactose-free milk, the lactose of the milk is still present. The manufacturers add the enzyme lactase to it so that it breaks down the lactose in your body while you have it. Furthermore, some of the lactose of the milk is converted to galactose and glucose by heating. Hence, if you are having cold, lactose-free milk, you are still taking in the lactose but with the added enzyme lactase in it. The enzyme may work on some of the lactose but some may still remain, which may cause diarrhea if you are lactose intolerant. Your digestive tract may also destroy some amount of the lactase enzyme present in the lactose-free milk.
Foods that can commonly cause diarrhea are:
Inflammatory bowel disease refers to two conditions of the digestive tract-ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. In both these conditions, there is chronic inflammation and damage to the digestive tract.
In this condition, there is chronic inflammation and ulcer formation in the mucosa (innermost lining) of the colon (large intestine) and rectum.
In this condition, there is inflammation of the intestinal lining that may spread to the deeper layers of the digestive tract. It may affect any area of your gut but it most often affects the small intestine.
Some of the common signs and symptoms of IBD are: