ProHealth health Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help
Facebook Google Plus
Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & M.E.  Lyme Disease  Natural Wellness  Supplement News  Forums  Our Story
Store     Brands   |   A-Z Index   |   Best Sellers   |   New Products   |   Deals & Specials   |   Under $10   |   SmartSavings Club

Trending News

Can Autoimmune Conditions be Reversed? Researchers Make a Surprising Discovery

How One Tiny Molecule Turned into One Huge Health Breakthrough

Acupuncture boosts effectiveness of standard medical care for chronic pain, depression

Research on Astaxanthin Demonstrates Significant Whole Body Benefits

Nutrients Boost Stem Cell Function

Humans have three times more brown body fat

B12 Proven Essential for Every Cell

Soy isoflavones may benefit breast cancer patients

How B Vitamins Improve Brain Health, Cognition, Psychiatric Problems and Mood Disorders

Dietary prebiotics improve sleep, buffer impacts of stress, says study

 
Print Page
Email Article

Treatment With Probiotics May Relieve Pain of Intestinal Disorder

  [ 240 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
www.ProHealth.com • August 1, 2005


'Good' Bacteria May Ease Ulcerative Colitis By Jennifer Warner
WebMD Medical News, Reviewed By Michael Smith, MD on Tuesday, July 26, 2005 July 26, 2005 -- A dose of "good" bacteria may help fight the bad bacteria and relieve a painful digestive disorder. A new study shows that a mixture of eight bacteria reversed or eased the symptoms of ulcerative colitis in most people treated with the probiotic preparation. Probiotics are made from living bacteria that are thought to affect the balance of other living organisms and bacteria in the gut and improve the health of the intestine. Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disorder that affects the large intestine and results in severe stomach pain, bloody diarrhea, fever, and fatigue. Researchers say an unhealthy ratio of "bad" bacteria to "good" bacteria is thought to trigger inflammatory bowel diseases. Probiotics may treat these conditions by remedying this bacterial imbalance. Probiotics: New Ulcerative Colitis Treatment? In the study, researchers evaluated the effects of six weeks of treatment with probiotics in 32 people with mild to moderate ulcerative colitis. The probiotics were taken daily by mouth. The results appear in the July issue of the American Journal of Gastroenterology. Patients who continued to have symptoms despite treatments were included. Patients remained on their other ulcerative colitis treatments. Researchers found 53% of those treated with probiotics experienced a remission of their disease. Twenty-four percent had a significant decrease in their symptoms without any significant side effects. No response was seen in 9% of the probiotic patients, and another 9% worsened. The probiotic mixture used in the study, VSL #3, contained eight types of bacteria, including species of lactobacillus, bifidobacterium, and streptococcus. These "good" bacteria are said to fight "bad" bacteria and reduce inflammation. Side Effects Increased bloating that was attributed to VSL #3 was seen in 29% of patients. Bloating was not severe enough to require stopping the treatment. Researchers say the results of this study suggest that probiotics may provide an alternative treatment for people with ulcerative colitis who don't respond to conventional treatments. A clinical trial comparing the effects of probiotics to a placebo is under way to confirm the effects found in this study. SOURCES: Bililoni, R. American Journal of Gastroenterology, July 2005; vol 100: pp 1539- 1546. News release, University of Alberta.



Post a Comment

Featured Products From the ProHealth Store
Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Optimized Curcumin Longvida® Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil

Looking for Vitamins, Herbs and Supplements?
Search the ProHealth Store for Hundreds of Natural Health Products


Article Comments



Be the first to comment on this article!

Post a Comment


 
NAD+ Ignite with Niagen

Featured Products

Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Ultra ATP+, Double Strength
Get energized with malic acid & magnesium
Optimized Curcumin Longvida® Optimized Curcumin Longvida®
Supports Cognition, Memory & Overall Health
Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Ultra EPA - Fish Oil
Ultra concentrated source of essential fish oils
Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Energy NADH™ 12.5mg
Improve Energy & Cognitive Function
Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®
Reduce Fatigue up to 45%

Natural Remedies

Astaxanthin - A Little-Known but Power-Packed Nutrient Astaxanthin - A Little-Known but Power-Packed Nutrient
Help for Soreness and Swelling: What Do Silkworms Have to Do With It? Help for Soreness and Swelling: What Do Silkworms Have to Do With It?
Coconut Oil - Healthy Gifts from the 'Tree of Life' Coconut Oil - Healthy Gifts from the 'Tree of Life'
Safely Burn Away Body Fat Safely Burn Away Body Fat
Cocoa's Polyphenol Riches - All the Health Benefits without the Sugar, Calories or Guilt Cocoa's Polyphenol Riches - All the Health Benefits without the Sugar, Calories or Guilt

CONTACT US
ProHealth, Inc.
555 Maple Ave
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(800) 366-6056  |  Email

· Become a Wholesaler
· Vendor Inquiries
· Affiliate Program
SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE
Credit Card Processing
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTERS
Get the latest news about Fibromyalgia, M.E/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lyme Disease and Natural Wellness

CONNECT WITH US ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus

© 2017 ProHealth, Inc. All rights reserved. Pain Tracker App  |  Store  |  Customer Service  |  Guarantee  |  Privacy  |  Contact Us  |  Library  |  RSS  |  Site Map