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Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with IBS-D five years ago. This month tests have identified high levels of blastocystis hominis in my stool as well as yeast and imbalance in gut flora. I am traveling away and I am wondering what the best course of action for me is? I have done comprehensive stool an... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Blastocystis hominis does not usually require treatment unless there is a co-pathogen (they were none found in your stool study) or if the individual is immunosuppressed. The other issue is your SCFA (short-chain fatty acid) and but the rate are a bit on the lower side... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I have acid reflux since 10 years. My H.pylori test is negative. I already overused Pantoprazole and it caused side effects like vitamin B12 deficiency, muscle weakness, etc. So, I would like to discontinue it. I heard that probiotics may heal my problem. Can I use probiotics? If so, th... Read Full »
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Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your symptoms are suggestive of irritable bowel syndrome. Yes, probiotics play a wonderful role in this. In fact the famous probiotic for this purpose available in market are Darolac-IBS and VSL-3 (lactic acid). You can take them twice a day. For further ... Read Full »
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