What Causes Dysbiosis?
There are many things that can cause an imbalance in your microbial colonies resulting in dysbiosis. The following are the most common:
Antibiotics & Medications
Frequently used medications, especially antibiotics, tend to negatively affect one’s gut flora. 1
High Stress Levels
Stress and anxiety may weaken your immune system, making it harder for the body to fight off invasive bacteria. 1
Any dietary shift that increases the amount of sugars, proteins or additives in your diet can put the body at risk for dysbiosis. 1
How to Recognise Dysbiosis
Some symptoms of dysbiosis are mild and temporary, such as an upset stomach. Others are more severe and will require suitable treatment. 1
Discomfort in the abdominal region is a common symptom of dysbiosis. It can range in severity from manageable to extremely unpleasant. 2
A struggling digestive system makes you susceptible to excessive gas build up, which can sometimes exit the body through the mouth. 2
Imbalanced microbiota will often make themselves known through regular, uncomfortable spells of diarrhoea. 2
Dysbiosis: Tips & Remedies
Dysbiosis may be difficult to manage without the help of a healthcare provider, but there are a few things you can try.
Learn to relax
Many people believe that practising stress-relieving activities, such as meditation and yoga, will help to reduce stress levels and help the body to absorb nutrients more efficiently, and thereby relieve the dysbiosis. 1
Avoid bacteria-killing products
Environments that are overly sterile may work against your own good bacteria, while they are fighting to correct your internal imbalance. 3
Some cases of dysbiosis require the aid of an antibiotic, but antibiotics can also trigger dysbiosis, so it is vital you use a quality probiotic when taking this route. 1
How to Prevent Dysbiosis
If you have ever suffered from dysbiosis, you will probably agree that it is better to try and prevent it from the start - and to do so as quickly as possible.
Cut down your alcohol intake.
Alcohol can cause systemic pro-inflammatory states within the intestinal tract, putting you at constant risk for dysbiosis. 5
Frequently Asked Questions
Dysbiosis is one of the most dreaded intestinal conditions. You’ve probably got a few questions for us, so take a look at our FAQ.
Somewhere along the line, your gut microbiota probably became imbalanced as a result of antibiotic treatment, an unhealthy diet, or abuse of alcoholic substances. 6
Without treatment, dysbiosis can take months to heal on its own. A targeted treatment can help to alleviate symptoms of dysbiosis in just a few days. 7
A daily ritual of probiotics and prebiotics will work to restore balance in your gut microbiota, eventually eliminating dysbiosis and its respective symptoms. 8
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What are You Doing to Protect Your Gut from Antibiotics?
Antibiotics help you fight infection, but they can wreak havoc on even the strongest gut. Using probiotics and prebiotics can help protect your gut from antibiotic-related gut symptoms.
Improper Nutrition Usually Leads to Gut Disorders
You are indeed what you eat, and a poor diet can lead to gut disorders. The traditional food pyramid may help us understand the role that your diet plays in the proper functioning of the body.
How Stress Affects the Gut: Our Second Brain
Science has long explored the relationship between the gut and brain and has repeatedly found them to be quite codependent. Unfortunately, stress and abdominal pain do seem to go hand in hand.
How a Change in Season Affects the Body
If seasonal changes bring about anxiety, irritability, or various gastric disorders, you should consider taking the necessary precautions to delay, or to prevent the onset of these conditions.
Traveling Could Have a Negative Impact on Your Gut Flora
There are a few gut disorders that can occur while you are travelling, but there are ways of preventing them. Learning about why these digestive issues occur may change the way you travel in the future.
- What Causes Dysbiosis and How Is It Treated? Healthline, February 2019 [quoted June 2021] https//www.healthline.com/health/digestive-health/dysbiosis
- Imbalanced Gut Bacteria Could Be Playing A Big Role in Your Health, Parsley Health, November 2020 [quoted June 2021] https://www.parsleyhealth.corn/blog/healing-gut-dysbiosis-symptoms/
- Common antimicrobial agent rapidly disrupts gut bacteria, Science Daily, May 2016 [quoted June 2021] https://sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/05/160518152805.htm
- Rebuilding the Gut Microbiota Ecosystem, PMC, August 2018 [quoted June 2021] https//www.ncbi.nim.nih.gov/pmcfarticles/PMC6121872/
- Drinking Causes Gut Microbe Imbalance Linked to Liver Disease, Scientific American, February 2016 [quoted June 2021] https://mwwscientificamerican.com/article/drinking-causes-gut-microbe-imbalance-linked-to-liver-disease/
- What causes dysbiosis and who's at risk? Healthline, February 2019 [quoted June 2021] https://mww.healthline.com/health/digestive-health/dysbiosisi#tcauses-and-risk-factors
- How to Improve Your Gut Microbiome in a Day, Cristiane Northrup, August 2020 [quoted June 2021] https://www.drnorthrup.com/how-to-Improve-your-gut-microbiome-in-a-day/
- Part 2: Treatments for Chronic Gastrointestinal Disease and Gut Dysbiosis, PMC, February 2015 [quoted June 2021] https://www.ncbi.nim.nih.gov/pme/articles/PMC4566455/