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Probiotics treatment has gained traction, acceptance and recognition as more and more people realize that modern pharmacological treatments are symptomatic in nature. They are not intended to cure the root cause of a disease. They just treat the symptoms. They are just in a business.
Conversely, Homoeopathic and/or Ayurvedic medicine treat root cause and nip the disease at its buds.
You may say Probiotics Treatment is precursory healing to all diseases.
As in all complementary and alternative medical treatment and traditional medicine practice, the treatment process is slow and gradual. The result, however, is curative healing of diseases.
This is the major difference between pharmacological and probiotic therapy.
Having said that, the science of pharmacology is useful, in fact, curative. But the business of 'addictive dependence' has been placed as priority as opposed to healing and curative agenda.
In the following paragraph, we shall study how probiotics treatment can be used on specific medical conditions.
As a disclaimer, the healing and curing of disease is done by the body itself, co-existing with some forces still unknown to science. Probiotics only provide the precursory situation and circumstances to enhance completeness, in conjunction with the use of medical knowledge, skills and process.
Constipation is a condition we all want to avoid. It is not a very comforting situation when it happens. But more serious than that, constipation causes bloating uneasiness and bad breath which is embarrassing. It is also known that prolonged condition of constipation may result in colon health related malady, like ulcerative colitis and, even colon cancer.
Probiotics and constipation are now being collectively use together in treatments with promising results.
The claim probiotics treatment for constipation is effective is based on the premise of re-culturing the gastrointestinal flora with probiotic bacteria and fibre. This will normalize colonic function. Bowel regularity improved as metabolism and bio-nutrients absorption increases. The symptoms of constipation will soon disappear with better digestion, boost the immune system and prevent food-borne diseases.
Studies have indicated that probiotics treatment in conjunction with high fiber diet will result in better bowel movement and provides relief from symptoms of chronic constipation.
In most cases of probiotics treatment for constipation, the initial few days may cause watery loosening of stools which is a sign of healing crisis and signs of bacteria breaking down stagnant stools stuck inside the colon.
Probiotics seem to have replaced laxatives as the alternative treatment.
EFFICACY OF MICROBIAL CELL PREPARATION IN IMPROVING CHRONIC CONSTIPATION: A RANDOMISED, DOUBLE-BLIND, PLACEBO-CONTROLLED TRIAL
Jayasimhan S (1), Roest Y (2), Rajandram R (1), N Y Yap (1), K F Chin (1)
(1) Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
(2) Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Microbial cell preparation confers beneficial effects for the gastrointestinal health and has been shown to be an effective alternative treatment for constipation.
To evaluate the effectiveness of microbial cell preparation (Hexbio Probiotics Treatment) in improving the symptoms of chronic constipation according to the Rome III diagnostic criteria.
A total of 132 adult patients aged 18 and above were screened. Subjects meeting the inclusion criteria (n=120) were randomised. Each patient was given sachets containing either microbial cell preparation or placebo to be consumed twice daily for a week. Follow-up was done at the end of the study period based on the given questionnaire which includes symptomatic improvement and a stool diary. Statistical analysis was carried out using the Kruskal Wallis and Chi square tests in SPSS v16.0.
After 7 days of microbial cell preparation consumption, median stool frequency was significantly higher in the treatment group (p<0.01) compared to the control group by 50%. There was also a significant decrease of 66.7% in straining (p<0.01) and 75.6% in sensation of incomplete evacuation (p<0.01) among the treated group. Besides that, an improvement of 82.9% in stool consistency (p<0.01) and 66.7% in sensation of anorectal blockage (p=0.068) in the treatment group was observed. Subjects reported no significant change in having to facilitate defecation by manual maneuvers.
The overall perception on improvement of symptoms among the subjects was
significantly higher in the treatment group (p<0.01). No adverse effects were reported in both groups.
ConclusionThe results indicate that microbial cell preparation using Hexbio Probiotics Treatment is effective in improving stool frequency, stool consistency and reduces the symptoms of straining and sensation of incomplete evacuation in patients with chronic functional constipation.
Regular users of antibiotics suffers a 'overall sickly feeling', usually as a result of complication from yeast syndrome. Probiotics treatment may be a possible good solution to treat this condition.
Chronic candidiasis occurs as a result of gastrointestinal tract infestation of benign fungus called candida albicans. It has become a recognized complex medical condition called the yeast syndrome. It brings great discomfort to many women infected with it, sometime not even knowing it, a general feeling of "being sick all over". They, unfortunately, put up with this debilitation condition for years as their doctors are unable to provide them with an effective and safe healing solution other than the symptom treating pharmaceutical drugs.
Yeast symdrome affect young females 8 times more than men. Inflicted patients are usually on estrogen drugs like contraceptive pills, been receiving one too many antibiotic prescriptions of tetracycline, metronidazole and topical creams like erythromycin.
The main cause of chronic candidiasis is the result of abuse of antibiotics, suppressing the immune system by killing off friendly gastrointestinal bacteria. Yeast overgrowth takes over, promoting intensely the proliferation of candida.
From this analysis, the solution for gastrointestinal infected candida infestation must recultivate the guts with friendly bacteria. The need to re-introduce L. acidophilus and or B. bifidum will go a long way to battle off the candida yeast. It seems, candida are afraid of them.
Probiotic treatment is key here. Probiotics are the natural supplement to restore the needful friendly bacterial population that will defeat candida yeast. In doing so, it then enhances the healing process and get rid of the chronic infectious state.
To date, what causes ulcerative colitis remains a mystery. There exist no definitive treatment even with modern medicine. Some medication seem to reduce inflamation or caused remissive symptons but offer no explaination. Work for some, failed for others. Hence, probiotics treatment for ulcerative colitis are now sought to ease pains and looseness.
Ulcerative colitis happens when offensive bacteria overtakes good ones in the gastrointestinal walls. Probiotic research suggests short of certain strains of good bacteria may be the cause. And cultivating more friendly bacteria colony provides relief.
Evidences in the research suggests also good bacteria drives away disease causing bacteria from dwelling on the intestinal lining. It does this by actively attacking the bad ones from producing pathogenic dioxins that cause inflamation, claimed Dr. Richard Neil Fedorak, gastroenterologist, from University of Alberta, Canada.
However, to-date, clinical studies produces mixed results on different tests at different times indicating probiotic treatment on ulcerative colitis is not conclusive to contain remission or control recurrences. However, there are evidence to show higher doses of probiotics does enhance the duration of remission.
However, as in the case of Michelle Klawiter as published by Jessica Synder Sachs of CNN Health dated March 10, 2009, she claimed complete remission and cure just using a certain probiotic product.
Doctors do, however, agree when considering the pros and cons of using probiotics for ulcerative colitis, there is safety from side effects though the benefits are small. There is no proof of cure as compared to conventional medication. But then, they also reported that probiotics are still not yet replacement for conventional medication.
Since there are no regulation yet on probiotics treatment and use, consider to test your intake using a symptom dairy record to keep track of the effects over time. If you notice improvement, continue the course till you feel complete relief and ease. Else, consult your medical doctor. If it works, also tell your doctor.
This is a trial and error procedure but it is safe, at the least!
Peptic ulcer is best prevented before it occurs. They are caused by the bacteria called Helicobacter pylori in most instances. Probiotic treatment as in regular consumption would have taken care of it.
However, if one has been in a bout of anti-biotics and consuming diets corrupted with preservatives and chemicals, peptic ulcer may occur in the stomach or the beginning of the small intestine / duodenum.
The worst thing about peptic ulcers are they are painful. If your immune system is weak, relapses are common. Treatment are long-standing and surgery are sometimes necessary.
Besides, Helicobacter pylori as the main cause, use of anti-inflammatory painkillers like aspirin over time amongst older people may be a cause. And rarely, stomach cancer may be mistaken for peptic ulcer.
Modern treatment uses gastroscopy to detect Helicobacter, followed by a full course antibiotic treatment to eradicate the bacterial infection a.k.a 'eradication therapy'. Consequently, some specific medication is induced to lessen stomach acid production to assist healing. Then the process of managing relapses is done to ensure all Helicobacter are removed from the gut.
The antibiotic treatment protocols may call for up to 3 courses and by that time, good and bad bacteria gets annihilated. Relapses will occur if good bacterium are not introduced back into the stomach and duodenum to keep the Helicbacter bad guys out.
Doctors today are beginning to use a combination-drug of antibiotics with probiotics treatment for the eradication therapy. This is followed by probiotic re-floration therapy to re-introduce the good guys back into the start of the duodenum, hence preventing relapses.
This is a good case of where we see the combination of antibiotics works in tandem with probiotics to treat a medical condition.
As said from the beginning, peptic ulcer can be prevented if you, in the first instance, you have used probiotics treatment as the first preventive.
Probiotics for eczema postulates the theory of eczema probiotics treatment on the basis of immune system strengthening and reduction of inflammation. These two key factors are believed to prevent the develpment of eczema.
Probiotics treatment and research has identified, of the 400+ bacterium strains, two most potent strains for eczema treatment are the Lactobacillus rhamnosus and the Bifidobacteria.
Despite numerous clinical research, probiotics treatment for eczema yields mixed results. The American Journal of Clinical Dermatology published a 2008 report noting potential promise in use of probiotics for preventing and treatment of atopic dermatitis, a kind of eczema. It was found Lactobacillus rhamnosus as effective for AD prevention. However, it was also reported the same strain only helped reduced AD severity and failed badly in AD-associated inflammation. It only matched its effectiveness compared to placebo effects.
Despite the mixed result, there is some evidence that mothers who use probiotic supplements during pregnancy and breast-feed the child post-delivery have reduced risk for eczema. The British Journal of Nutrition in a 2012 research review based on seven previously published clinical trials, reported the use of probiotics containing lactobacilli bacteria during pregnancy helped prevent eczema in children ages from 2 to 7.
Due to the many unfavourable report published in clinical tests, and before probiotics can be a proven treatment for eczema, more research must be done. Only positive results indicated that eating more probiotics foods may benefit overall health.
In conclusion the two contributory factors to ezcema contraction are weak immune system and skin inflammation. Probiotics may provide some answers in the near future. Meanwhile, do consult your doctor should you want to consider using probiotic supplements to treat eczema.
As much as I like to equate Acne to Eczema, as both are bacterial inflammation of the skin, they are somewhat different.
Probiotics treatment can reduce acne occurrence considerably. Perhaps the treatment using probiotics in conjunction with antibotics are where the similarity lies between probiotic treatment of eczema and acne. Dermatologists prescribe probiotics to lessen future acne outbreaks resulting from antibiotic ingestion.
On the facial skin called pilosebaceous, where the follicle grows from a pore, the hair shaft implants itself into the sebaceous gland. The sebaceous gland secretes sebum to nourish the skin and follicle.
During puberty, adrenal hormone testosterone agitates the sebaceous glands to produce excessive sebum and keratin to feed the follicle. Acne forms when dead skin cells sheds excessively but got lumped together by the excess sebum, forming micromedo or enlarged follicle.
With sweat and dirt, P. acnes bacteria proliferate on facial skin. Without proper skin hygiene, the pore area gets inflamed. Acne develops and pain results.
The conventional acne treatment involves use of antibiotics, applied topically or orally, to arrest bacterial growth of P. acnes. Commonly used antibiotics include clindamycin, erythromycin, teracycline, metronidazole, minocycline and doxycycline to reduce infections at pore levels, hopefully reducing inflammation.
While antibiotic is effective to get rid of P. acnes, there are many associated medication side-effects. The most common, if by oral ingestion, also kill bacteria indiscriminately at gut level. We learned earlier that diarrhea is the first noticeable side-effect of antibiotic consumption. And also quite unfortunately, women are inflicted with yeast infection called Candida albicans, also mentioned earlier.
To arrest this contraindication, dermatologists now recommends combination antibiotics - probiotics treatment doses for acne control and to manage the side-effects. In fact, the combination medication enhances the effectiveness of antibiotic therapy. It seems like probiotic is antidote to antibiotics. And it also re-florate good bacteria to the guts after the bouts of antibiotics. Hence, removing the side-effects of diarrhea and and candida.
When the probiotics improves intestinal microflora, the immune system strengthens and acne recurrences becomes less and less. A healthy body with a strong immune system is the best defence against acne infection.
Last but not least, a combination of facial hygiene, proper diet and supplement plus an effective probiotic treatment, acne may be a thing of the past.
I can vouch for this. I am a candidate of using probiotics and accidentally discover the effect of weight loss as a result of consuming probiotic diet and supplement.
Probiotics treatment and weight loss is a medical truism in itself.
Amy C. Brown, PHD, RD, Associated Professor, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, who teaches complementary and alternative medicine said, "Recent research was abuzz with how probiotics and weight loss are highly correlated." The theory postulates probiotics created bateria colony that affect how energy is processed. The consumed calories are digested and burned in highly efficient metabolic process by the living bacterium. As a result, the body manages and regulate the use of these energy by creating an equilibrium of production and consumption. Hence, the body achieve a balance in body weight.
While Amy C. Brown cautions, probiotics are not magic diet pills. The control of food intake and balanced diet including regular excercise regime are still necessary in a weight loss program.
While probiotics and weight loss treatments provide a better metabolic passage to regulate obesity, let me emphasize, any abuse of excessive food and dietary intake containing those un-needed calories will immediately wipe away the effectiveness of what probiotics can do. She continues, "In fact, a sugary yogurt could have more calories than probiotic benefits."
While there are yet any proven studies on the claims of probiotics and weight loss, there are as many testimonies from many who swear by their personal experience.
I am one of them. I went from 76kg to 67kg and maintaining a constant on continuous probiotic supplement consumption. I believe that probiotic treatment for weight loss is the recommended natural way to manage obesity minus the side-effects of other diet pills and powder.
Probiotics and diabetes mellitus are closely inter-dependent.
Clinical studies done by Dr. Mercola indicated diabetes patients have one common contraindication; an unbalanced gastrointestinal bacterium colony exist in their gut. He concluded that the best treatment afforded by diabetes mellitus sufferers is to acquire the correct balance of friendly micro-organisms in their gut flora.
Dr. Rosedale's opines that mainstream medicine using pharmacological drugs actually mistreats diabetes. It is liken to doctors treating a "symptom", in this case elevated blood sugar and not the root cause.
Diabetic is a condition where cells are starved due to inability to perform mitosis and the insulin are unable to convert sugar to energy as nutrition for the cells. Even when a diabetic eats well, the nutrients cannot be delivered to cellular and molecular level for energy production.
Probiotics treatment and diabetes mellitus collaborate in tandem with each other to provide balance and healing. Probiotic bacteria helps produce bio-available nutrients assisting cellular absorption of these nutrients, reducing stress and improve the immune system.
Traditional medicine, with 5,000 years of consistent practice, has shown a healthy bowel system is critical to an overall healthy body balance. The bowel system is about a balanced probiotics gut flora. Modern medicine is now just showing how true this is!
The CFU (colony forming unit) of bacterium, in the right proportion, inside intestinal gut flora is critical to effectively treat diabetes mellitus. Diabetics, as reported by Dr. Mercola, have severe imbalances of these probiotic populace.
Do read my story, as I am a living testimony to diabetic healing and a true believer and practitioner of the Probiotic Diet.
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