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Gut Bacteria Imbalance

Gut bacteria imbalance is referred to as dysbiosis. There is an imbalance of bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract that includes both the stomach and intestine. The symptoms of gum imbalance are stomach upset, sleep disturbance, weight changes, skin irritation, and food intolerance. In most cases, dysbiosis appears temporary and mild. In many cases, it gets corrected without treatment. Taking probiotics, unfermented foods, and less sugar in the diet helps to manage it.

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I have a history of bacterial imbalance in the gut. Can you please help me out?

Query: Hello doctor, I have struggled with gut dysbiosis for over a decade. Whenever I take probiotics especially lactobacillus, it makes the heaviness even worse. I got a gut test done and it says that I am low in lactobacillus. I cannot figure out what I should do because I am afraid that taking it wil...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern, Although your gut microbiota may seem disturbed, but, as you see that most of the bacteria which are healthy and deficient in your gut are not commercially available. The only available ones are lactobacillus, fusobacteria and a few others...  Read Full »

I am a 34-year-old male concerned about my gut health due to my lifestyle of eating outside food. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 34-year-old male who is quite conscious about maintaining my gut health. Since I live away from my parents and frequently dine out at restaurants, I am concerned about the potential disruption of my gut microbiota. Could you please explain the importance of a healthy gut microbiot...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi, I am delighted to welcome you at I read your query and understand your concern. Maintaining a healthy gut microbiota is indeed important for overall health and well-being. The gut microbiota refers to the trillions of microorganisms, including bacteria, fungi, and viruses, that l...  Read Full »

How do I completely get cured from passing gas throughout the day?

Query: Hello doctor, I experience gas in my stomach quite often. I then pass gas throughout the day. If I take antibiotics, it stops completely until the duration of the course. I wish to get cured completely. I was diagnosed with inactive gastritis and have been given PPI for two months but I still exper...  Read Full »

Dr. Satpute Ganeshkumar Suresh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There are multiple reasons for gas in the abdomen. In your case, it is likely to be due to a disturbed gastrointestinal flora of the gut bacteria. You should take probiotic tablets for at least a month. Initially, start with an antibiotic such as tablet Rifaximin 450 ...  Read Full »

Am I having gut flora imbalance or IBS?

Query: Hello doctor,I was diagnosed with IBS-D by a gastroenterologist. My CBC, abdominal ultrasound and FOBT were all normal. I was put on one-month medication consisting of Rifagut 550 (twice per day), Colospa Retard (twice per day) and Librax. My only problem was aggressive BM, not diarrhea but a lot of...  Read Full »

Dr. Noushif. M

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Going through your history and reports, I do not feel anything so scary with you. Your reports are absolutely fine. It is very difficult to say whether you have IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) or gut flora imbalance. The diagnosis of IBS is reached when we exclude all ot...  Read Full »

From the past month, I get dull stomach aches at times. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a middle-aged woman, and I am experiencing a dull stomach ache that has occurred at times for the past month. I do not experience other significant symptoms except a history of mild gastritis. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Dull stomach ache that occurs at times is representative of two conditions, acute gastritis and mild gut infection. We will treat both of the mentioned conditions, and if the pain does not resolve, we might need some investigations. For gastritis, I suggest you take...  Read Full »

Is fecal transplant a treatment option for dysbiosis?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a microbiome imbalance. It seems like dysbiosis or leaky gut or overgrowth of pathogens. It makes me feel sick. I take probiotics and a good diet to manage these symptoms. But when I am not taking it, my symptom flares up. I read about fecal transplants. Is this something that c...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Dysbiosis or small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) presents with excessive gas, abdominal fullness, pain, diarrhea, or altered bowel habits. You have not mentioned the predominant symptom present in your case. It is important to know before having treatment. Feca...  Read Full »

Can antibiotics cause stomach issues?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having stomach issues for four years now. Recently, I was taking antibiotics for the tooth abscess. I was taking Augmentin, Clindamycin, Motrin, and Tylenol as suggested by my dentist. After taking it, I started to have some stomach issues. I am going to bathroom often. I have pre...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Kumar Bansari

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. After taking antibiotics, your gut bacterial composition has got changed and so it has started to cause some troubles in you. Weight gain is also seen. You have tried taking many medicines and finally, Viberzi has shown you some results. I...  Read Full »

I have been diagnosed with SIBO. Can it get cured by Rifaximin?

Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with SIBO (small intestine bacterial overgrowth) after having hydrogen breath tests. So I found out that it can be cured using an antibiotic called Rifaximin. Can I get an online prescription for the medication?   Read Full »

Dr. Kunal Das

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If I understood your query correctly, you have been diagnosed with SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth) on the basis of hydrogen breath tests by your physician. And you want an online prescription for the same. First of all, I need to know your symptoms; then...  Read Full »

Which probiotic is good?

Query: Hello doctor,I am looking for a good probiotic. I have read conflicting results online and do not know which ones are a rip-off or legitimate. It seems for one to be effective, one needs to survive the trip to your intestines, and too many make that claim without knowing if it is true. Can you recom...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome you to Well, it is very hard to define which probiotic is the best one. Since microbiota (pooled microorganisms in your gut) is completely different from the other person, and for one to know what range of microbiota is present in your gut, you have to get it tested by gi...  Read Full »

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