Stomach problems after antibiotics

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

The intestinal flora makes an important contribution to the body's immune defence. A healthy intestine is able to fight off most of the pathogens that enter the intestine. However, if it is out of balance and weakened as a result of antibiotic treatment, it can fight germs with increasing difficulty. As a result, faster and more frequent infections can occur, and the body is also more easily 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 they 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 treatment with antibiotics, an extensive stool examination with the from BIOMES can provide information about the condition of the microbiota. The sample is analysed in a laboratory according to the latest biotechnological findings1. Among other things, the results provide information about digestion and the immune system – they are summarized in a data- and password-protected online dashboard and can be viewed online. On basis of the analysis results measures to the nourishing way can be derived among other things and be recognized inclinations to incompatibilities against certain food groups.

With the right nutrition it is possible to strengthen and rebuild the intestinal flora in a targeted way. Stomach complaints or intestinal problems after taking antibiotics can be alleviated in this way and the general well-being can be improved. In particular, foods containing natural probiotics eeffectively promote intestinal cleansing. Such living micro organisms are for example lactic acid and/or bifidobacteria, which are contained in yogurt and kefir However, it takes several months for the microbiota to recover.
In addition, 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 the microbiota. BIOMES probiotic dietary supplements are available under the brand BIOM.uniq and are recommended on the basis of intestinal flora analysis with the self-test. The shell of the capsules is resistant to gastric juice so that as many bacteria as possible 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.