Stomach problems after antibiotics

In the case of a bacterial infection, doctors often prescribe an antibiotic. The drug is intended to quickly relieve a variety of symptoms by eliminating unwanted bacteria in the body. However, antibiotics also damage the good bacteria that exists in the body. Because of this, stomach problems after antibiotics are very common. If so-called good bacteria are missing in the intestinal flora (the microbiota) due to an antibiotic treatment regiment, this can disturb the bacterial balance in the intestine and cause problems. Antibiotics should therefore always be taken with caution. A probiotic supplement from BIOMES can help support the subsequent recovery of the intestine after after antibiotic use.
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Taking bowel problems seriously after antibiotic therapy

The intestinal flora makes important contributions to the body's immune defence. A healthy intestine is able to fight off most pathogens that enter it. However, if it is out of balance or weakened because of antibiotic treatment, it is more difficult to fight off germs. As a result, more frequent infections can occur. This can also cause the body to more easily become overweight.

Intestinal inflammation can also occur if there is an unusually high amount of harmful bacteria in the intestine. Possible symptoms include irritated intestinal mucosa and diarrhoea. In the worst case, this can even become chronic. It is therefore advisable to take antibiotics only when necessary.

Alleviate intestinal problems with antibiotics and probiotic supplements

TIF symptoms appear in the intestine after antibiotic treatment. An extensive stool examination with the from BIOMES can provide information about the condition of the microbiota. The sample is analysed in a laboratory1. Among other benefits, the results of this test provide information about digestion and the immune system. Your results are summarised in a password-protected online dashboard and can be viewed online. On basis of this analysis, valuable information can be derived that recognises, amongst other things, incompatibilities to certain food groups.

With the right nutrition, it is possible to strengthen and rebuild the intestinal flora in a targeted way. With this approach, stomach complaints or intestinal problems after taking antibiotics can be alleviated and general well-being can be improved. In particular, foods containing natural probiotics effectively promote intestinal cleansing. These living microorganisms, such as bifidobacteria, are often contained in yogurt and kefir. However, it generally takes several months for the microbiota to recover.
The intake of probiotic dietary supplements can be useful. This is because the intestine immediately receives valuable bacterial cultures to support the build-up of microbiota. BIOMES probiotic dietary supplements are available under the brand BIOM.uniq and are recommended after the intestinal flora analysis with the self-test. The shell of the capsules is resistant to gastric juice which helps as many bacteria as possible to reach the intestines.

1. Cho I, Blaser M J. The human microbiome: at the interface of health and disease. Nature Reviews Genetics 2012:13, 260-270.

Plamena Dikarlo

Research & Development

Plamena Dikarlo studied pharmacy at the Free University of Berlin and worked as a pharmacist for many years. Interested in clinical research and patient-oriented approaches, she also studied Consumer Health Care at the Charité University Hospital in Berlin. In her Master's thesis, she finally focused on the topic of prevention and completed further training as a holistic nutritionist at the Paracelsus Heilpraktikerschule in Berlin. She is therefore very familiar with the effects of our diet and various medications on our microbiome.