Probiotics Benefits Crohn’s Disease & Ulcerative Colitis
Probiotics play an intricate role in our internal biology. It has been said that unless one balances the internal microbial or micro flora, conditions such as Crohn’s, Ulcerative colitis and Irritable Bowel Syndrome can not be fully reversed.
As a practitioner who deals with many gastrointestinal disturbances, this area of health is always part of therapeutic programming. Even with constipation, the imbalance of ecoli and lactobacillus and bifidus within the large colon has an impact on transit time of faeces and on the colour and texture.
Probiotics play an important part in our overall immunity.
We have Lactobacillus and acidophilus occupying the stomach and small intestine and various strains of Bifidus within the large colon. Starting with the stomach these friendly microbes keep Helicobacter Pylori in balance which often precipitates an ulcer. Fungus and Candida are dept in check by Probiotics. Common yeast infections (Candidiasis) and related childhood ailments such as cradle cap, diaper rash are related to insufficient Probiotics and too much sugar in the diet. Even Bipolar disorder may be the outcome of too much fungus building up in the brain.
The use of Probiotics in the prevention and treatment of Crohn’s disease benefits antibiotic associated diarrhea. There is a significant level of proof resulting from research, warranting Probiotics to be used as a treatment for gastrointestinal disturbances. Also Probiotics have been shown to improve lactose intolerance implicated with Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative colitis.
Crohn’s disease Trouble Spots
Research reveals that we have hundreds of different micro-bacteria species occupying the colon. However there are far fewer numbers living in the stomach and small intestine compared to the large colon. One of the reasons we find less bacterial invasion in the stomach and upper intestine is due to the hydrochloric acid which produces a highly acidic environment which is unsuitable for bacterial survival.
Because of the differentiating areas of bacteria population, the area near the bottom of the small intestine joining the large colon is a targeted area call the ileum. There are several symptomatic steps involving the onslaught of Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative colitis of which can be general among patients or more individual. What is common among people is the unwanted microbes that over proliferate and seep into the small intestine.
Probiotics are one of the tools used to protect against the over abundance of harmful microbial species within the gut system. Once the equilibrium of the colon is imbalanced, a series of occurrences start to play out such as; overloading the gut with waste by-products from microbes, over burdened immune system, vitamin B absorption is impaired and nutrition malabsorption which is then followed by physical symptoms.
Probiotics continue to be suggested for their diverse applications in alleviating gastrointestinal complaints from H-pylori to infections and colon cancer. Additionally, as I outline treatment therapies for an individual, the programs always include appropriate dosages of Probiotics.