An imbalance of the gut microbiota has been linked to various diseases, from gut and mood disorders to autoimmune problems. There are many ongoing studies looking at the link mentioned above. Learn how a well-balanced microbiota can put you in better control of your body. 1
Why is the microbiota important?
The success or failure of your bowel movements is largely dependent on your microbiota colony. In addition, the microbiota is essential for the absorption of nutrients, pathogenic immunity and healthy brain behaviour. 3
What is intestinal flora?
Intestinal flora, or gut flora, is the same as the microbiota and this refers to all bacteria, archaea and fungi that live within the digestive tract. 1
How are they related to good health?
Gut disorders occur when any of several triggers affect the quantity of microbiota, or intestinal flora, present in the intestines. A balance in the microbiota means you are less susceptible to gut-related illness, both in the short and the long term. 1
Different Gut Disorders Stemming from an imbalance in the microbiota
We all experience gut disorders from time to time. Learn how to identify the different symptoms. Do any of these seem familiar to you?
Gut Disorders in Adults
Diarrhoea’s Impact on Health
An unbalanced gut has the tendency to leak, and the result is a watery bowel movement. Triggers commonly include viral and bacterial infection, as well as some foods and medications. 4
Antibiotics affect the gut by depleting the quantity and diversity of the microbiome. Side effects include abdominal pain and diarrhoea/ constipation. 5
This is a common gut disorder, and abdominal pain can be triggered by an imbalance in the intestinal flora. Indigestion and sensitivity to certain foods may be the result. 6
A condition caused by maladaptation within the intestinal microbiota. Dysbiosis may cause anything from foul breath to rectal itching. 7
Oestrogen and progesterone can affect normal gut function, while the body is creating life, and this can cause nausea, constipation, gas retention and discomfort. This may lead to an imbalance in the gut flora. Consult a healthcare practitioner before using any probiotic. 8
Gut Disorders in Children
Diarrhoea’s Impact on Health
A runny tummy is common in kids when the intestinal flora is unbalanced, and this makes them vulnerable to infectious diseases, such as diarrhoea. 9
Antibiotics can improve overall health, but may eradicate good bacteria in the process, and this could lead to cramping, nausea, and watery stool. Children are more sensitive to this than adults are. 5
Children often suffer from bellyache. There are several different triggers for this condition. Learn how to identify these and how to manage them. 6
How can Bacillus Clausii Help You Solve Your Gut Problems?
Bacillus clausii is a type of spore-forming good bacteria that works to rebalance the flora in your intestine. When consumed regularly, it can help to reduce the incidence of symptoms associated with gut disorders. 10,11
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Learn how different daily triggers could be contributing to intestinal disorders, and how a good probiotic could be the ally you didn't know you needed.
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 you understand the role that your diet plays in the proper functioning of the body.
How Stress Affects the Gut: Our Second Brain
Many studies have explored the relationship between the gut and brain, and they have 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 a seasonal change brings 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.
- Introduction to the human gut microbiota; PMC, May 2021 [quoted June 2021] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5433529/
- Effects of probiotics on gut microbiota: mechanisms of intestinal immunomodulation and neuromodulation; PMC, January 2013 [quoted June 2021] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3539293/
- Gut Microbiota in Health and Disease; Physicological Reviews, July 2010 [quoted June 2021] https://journals.physiology.org/doi/full/10.1152/physrev.00045.2009
- What to know about leaky gut syndrome; MedicalNewsToday, August 2019 [quoted June 2021] https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/326117#what-is-it
- Side effects-Antibiotics; NHS, May 2019 [quoted June 2021] https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/antibiotics/side-effects/
- What to know about indigestion or dyspepsia; MedicalNewsToday, October 2020 [quoted June 2021] https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/163484
- What Causes Dysbiosis and How Is It Treated?; Healthline, February 2019 [quoted June 2021] https://www.healthline.com/health/digestive-health/dysbiosis
- Gastrointestinal diseases during pregnancy: what does the gastroenterologist need to know?; PMC, April 2018, [quoated June 2021] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6033757/
- Diarrhea in Children; Johns Hopkins Medicine, [quoted June 2021] https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/diarrhea-in-children
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