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probioticadjective Referring to a family of dairy products (e.g., yoghurt, semi-skimmed milk) that contain a “good” bacterium, Lactobacillus acidophilus, which is said to improve digestion, gastrointestinal health and well-being.
noun A live organism (e.g., Lactobacillus GG) believed to provide health benefits.
probioticA single or mixed culture of live micro-organisms used therapeutically to improve the properties of the indigenous microflora. Lactobacilli and Bifidobacterium species are commonly employed as probiotics. They are claimed to be useful as a protective against colonic cancer, to reduce blood cholesterol levels, improve lactose digestion and relieve vaginal infections and secondary cystitis.
probiotica microbial preparation that helps to establish a population of beneficial MICROORGANISMS in the body, to maintain health and with the potential to prevent DISEASE. Probiotics may also beneficially influence NUTRITION. They are potentially valuable in human, dental and veterinary medicine. For example, probiotics have been recommended for treatment of various intestinal diseases and disorders. They also may be useful in maintaining healthy teeth, by populating the mouth with harmless bacteria that prevent decay-causing organisms from establishing.
Probiotics are often consumed in the form of dairy products or as food supplements. Common probiotic species include those of Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium. See also PREBIOTIC.
Patient discussion about probiotic
Q. I have heard probiotics, how do we maintain them naturally? I have heard probiotics i.e. useful bacteria should be maintained in the human guts…..how do we maintain them naturally?
Q. I wish to know whether consumption of probiotics in the form of medicine will have any side effects. I wish to know whether consumption of probiotics in the form of medicine will have any side effects. I wish to know the probable causes that could reduce them in gut?
Q. Dysbacteriosis I got dysbacteriosis when i was baby( too many antibiotic injections). I take probiotic every day(about 6 pills per day), but it doesn't realy help me. My doctor said, that it's no treatment. It is true? Any advice?
The treatment of dysbacteriosis must be complex, and are included the following measures:
-The correction of imunnogo status;
-Deliverance from the already existing infections;
-The elimination of the excess bacterial sowing of the small intestine;
-The restoration of normal microbial flora of thick gut;
-an improvement in the intestinal digestion and suction;
-the restoration of the disrupted motor activity of bowels;
-the stimulation of the reactivity of organism.
The correctly selected diet and fermentation preparations contribute to the treatment of dysbacteriosis. With dysbacteriosis the collection of products must correspond in composition and quantity of food substances, fermentative possibilities of the pathologically changed small intestine.