What causes dysbiosis?

Many things can cause an imbalance in your microbial colonies resulting in dysbiosis; these are the most common:

Antibiotics & Medications

Infrequently used medications, especially antibiotics, tend to negatively affect one’s gut flora.

High stress levels

Stress and anxiety may weaken your immune system, making it harder for the body to fight off invasive bacteria.

Unbalanced diet

Any dietary shift that increases sugars, proteins or additives will put the body at risk for dysbiosis.

How to recognise dysbiosis

Some symptoms of dysbiosis are mild and temporary, such as an upset stomach. Others are more severe and require suitable treatment.


Discomfort in the abdominal region is a common symptom of dysbiosis. Severity can range from manageable to extremely unpleasant.


A struggling digestive system makes one susceptible to a buildup of excessive gas, which often uses the mouth to exit the body.

Occasional diarrhea

Imbalanced microbiota will often make themselves known through regular, uncomfortable spells of occasional diarrhea.

Dysbiosis: Tips & Remedies

Dysbiosis may be difficult to manage without the help of a health care provider but there are a few things you can try.

Learn to relax

Many believe that adopting calming practices, such as meditation and yoga, will relieve stress and help the body better absorb nutrients, thus bring relief to dysbiosis.

Avoid bacteria killing products

Environments that are overly sterile may work against good bacteria fighting to correct the internal imbalance.

Consider antibiotics

Some cases of dysbiosis require the aid of an antibiotic, however antibiotics can also trigger dysbiosis, so it is vital that you use a quality probiotic when taking this treatment.

How to prevent dysbiosis

Anyone who has suffered dysbiosis will tell you prevention is something to get on board with, sooner rather than later.

Frequently asked questions

Dysbiosis is one of the most dreaded intestinal conditions. You’ve probably got a few questions for us; check out our FAQ.

  • Somewhere along the line, your gut microbiota likely became imbalanced as a result of antibiotic treatment, an unhealthy diet, or the abuse of alcoholic substances.

  • Dysbiosis can take months to heal on its own and without any treatment. However, a targeted treatment can help alleviate dysbiosis symptoms in just a few days.

  • A daily ritual of probiotics and prebiotics will work to restore balance in your gut microbiota, eventually eliminating the dysbiosis and its respective symptoms.

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