Usually there are many bacteria which are classified as ‘good’ for us and therefore fall into the probiotics category. However, they are usually considered from either of the 2 main types that are commonly known. The first one is Lactobacillus which is a very common probiotic. This is the same type which is found in fermented dairy products like yogurt. Its consumption is also helpful for people who are intolerant to lactose. This is known to work best with stomach ailments such as Diarrhea. The second type known as Bifidobacterium, which is very effective for the common treatment of IBS or irritating bowel syndrome as well as some other stomach conditions.
The way probiotics help us in digestive issues is simply by interacting with the nerves which control the movement of gut. In order to know the best probiotic which can alleviate stomach pain and discomfort, we should consult our doctors to suggest the right formula for our usage. Remember that these are not over the counter medicines or food supplements that you could take without the involvement of your physician.
So what conditions are treatable with the help of probiotics? Here is a rundown of some of the most common conditions that are treated with the use of good bacteria:
- Inflamed bowel disease
- Diarrhea due to an infection
- Irritating bowel syndrome
Probiotics also help with dealing with diarrhea that is resulted from completing a course of antibiotics. Some other commonly known health conditions such as colds and common allergies as well as vaginal and urinary health issues are also addressed and often yield very positive results with the use of probiotics. Certain skin care problems are also solved as well as oral hygiene and health issues are also improved with the usage of these supplements.