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

Unbalanced Diet

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

Abdominal Pain

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

Consider antibiotics

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.

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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