«Antibiotics are one of the most brilliant discoveries in clinical history and, still in many situations, the only solution for the prevention of infectious diseases such as influenza, angina or bronchitis. They are capable of effectively killing the bacteria that cause the disease, but at the same time they kill the good bacteria that are necessary for the normal functioning of the body. It is recommended to take probiotics or good bacteria to restore bacterial balance during and after the use of antibiotics, "says the Pharmacy Network Apotheka experts
Supports the Pharmacy Network Apotheka director e Pharmacist of the year 2018 winner of the title Ilze J located me.
"Probiotics play an irreplaceable role in the processes of the body, destroying bad bacteria and preventing their growth. Every day, probiotics can be taken with a variety of foods, but with the use of antibiotics, there is a serious imbalance in bacteria that can not be restored only by bacteria transmitted by food. In this case, the balance of medications and supplements available in pharmacies will help restore balance. They should be administered between one and two hours before or after the use of antibiotics, as indicated by the pharmacist or doctor. Regarding the duration of the use of antibiotics and the specificity of the disease, the probiotic life span can be up to 40 days.
The best known probiotics are acidophils (Lactobacillus acidophilys) and bifidobacteria, but pharmacies and dietary supplements available in pharmacies also contain other good bacteria. Good bacteria are often combined with substances that promote faster growth, such as inulin. Probiotics can also be supplemented with B vitamins. Today, probiotics are available in a variety of pharmaceutical formulations, such as tablets, post, drops and expert notes.
Foods rich in probiotics
In everyday life, probiotics can be taken with fermented foods such as pickled cabbage, yogurt produced with lactobacilli or bifidobacteria. The pharmacists explain that the effect of good bacteria is effective, a portion of yogurt should contain about one hundred million bacteria.
The growth and reproduction of good bacteria are promoted by a diet rich in fiber, especially in insoluble forms: various types of bran, such as wheat, rye, buckwheat and chopped flaxseed. In order to maintain a good balance of good bacteria in the body, avoid alcohol use, reduce the use of preserved products and recommend not to use sugar products. It is known that foods that are pasteurized or long-term in the fridge contain very few or no active bacteria because they are sensitive to changes in temperature, humidity, light, pH or environmental acidity.
Probiotics to avoid other health problems
"Most probiotics are used with antibiotics or with rotavirus or norovirus, but the positive effect of probiotics is much broader," says pharmacists. Probiotics reduce inflammation and regulate cell function, being one of the three basic components of digestion. Similarly, probiotics are involved in immunity, vitamin B, folic acid, biotin, vitamin K (vitamin K is very important for heart patients, so these people should be especially careful about bowel health and take probiotics all days).
Deficiency of probiotics or altered bacterial balance can lead to various health problems: constipation, which increases the process of fermentation and decay in the body, which can lead to the development of other diseases, swelling, skin problems, urinary tract and gynecological infections. They are recommended for the prevention and treatment of the so-called "traveler's diarrhea", going on a trip where the climate and eating habits differ significantly, one, two weeks before leaving, and one tablet or powder of probiotics 1x per day. It is also recommended for the treatment of celiac disease and food poisoning. Recent studies have shown that probiotics can also be used to treat Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, asthma and even some forms of cancer, says Colonel.