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Intestinal Dysbiosis: Symptoms and Treatment

http://www.prebiotin.com In this video, Dr. Jackson, a Gastroenterologist and graduate of Johns Hopkins Medical School, discusses how to have a healthy gut. The "new gut" is not a transplant, it is the new knowledge that your gut is a true health organ that can act to provide many health benefits including bowel regularity, improved immune function, stronger bones and weight loss, to name a few.

Intestinal dysbiosis is a disruption of the normal balance of microflora in the gut. In other words, in case of dysbacteriosis abnormal ratio of useful and opportunistic bacteria is observed.

Intestinal Dysbiosis: Symptoms and Treatment

The causes of intestinal dysbiosis

  • First cause of intestinal dysbiosis are different immunodeficiency states, which include, blood cancer, AIDS, post-radiation therapy, systemic diseases. These diseases cause a malfunction of the immune system, which can not regulate the number of pathogenic microorganisms.
  • The second reason is a long and intensive treatment with antibacterial drugs, which destroy the intestinal microflora.
  • The third reason is the change the intestinal microflora is due to the formation of the conditions that contribute to the destruction of normal microflora . For example, the lack of certain enzymes, food allergy.

The symptoms of intestinal dysbiosis

There are no typical signs of intestinal dysbiosis, but some symptoms may be a signal to consult a gastroenterologist and to pass the necessary tests to examine the intestinal microflora. These include:

  • Often repeated nausea.
  • Abdominal pain.
  • Bloating, flatulence.
  • Heartburn.
  • Belching.
  • Constipation or diarrhea.
  • The smell from the mouth, which is not related to the teeth.
  • Bad taste in the mouth.
  • The presence of a small temperature.
  • Inadequate response to usual Food (rash, diarrhea, vomiting, etc.).

The treatment of intestinal dysbiosis

The treatment of intestinal dysbiosis should have an integrated approach that includes the following therapeutic interventions:

  • Lifestyle changes (one should move more, walk in the fresh air).
  • Changing food (diet, refusal from harmful products, with the exception of overeating).
  • Suppression of growth of pathogenic microorganisms in the intestine.
  • Sharing a normal microflora in the gut.
  • The improvement of the immune system to create the natural microflora in the intestine.

Patients diagnosed with intestinal dysbiosis, have to refuse from work, which requires considerable physical effort for some time. In addition, it is necessary to adjust the psycho-emotional state, which largely affects the immune system and, consequently, the growth of pathogenic microorganisms in the intestine. Therefore, stress, shock, depression and so on are absolutely contradicted for the patients. Only a positive attitude and moderate physical activity is advised to be maintained.

The main principle of diet in intestinal dysbacteriosis is that food should not mechanically, thermally or chemically injure the intestines. Thus, one needs to eat fully  and have the varied diet. The food should be rich in vitamins and trace elements. Furthermore, one should strictly adhere to the diet. To avoid overloading of the digestive tract, it is desirable to eat a food in small portions, ie every 3-4 hours and not to mix milk and meat products. At night, do not overeat, and the last meal should be no later than three hours before the bedtime. It is important to chew food for the digestion process to be easier and more thorough. During the meal, do not get distracted by some other things, such as watching TV or reading.

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