Answers to Common Digestive Health Questions

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about digestive health.

What are probiotics, and how can they help gut bacteria?

Probiotics are live microorganisms – including bacteria and yeasts – that are found in your intestines, according to the American Academy of Family PhysiciansOff Site Icon (AAFP).

Probiotics like the ones in our bodies can be found in some foods and dietary supplements. It is believed that these microorganisms can help you keep your digestive system healthy by limiting the amount of bad bacteria able to grow there.

For more information about probiotics and how they help gut bacteria, talk with your doctor.

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Source: L. Stewart Lowry, MD, FACS, Miami County Surgeons; Rosanne Danielson, MD, Premier Gastroenterology Specialists; Fayez Abboud, MD, Premier Gastroenterology Specialists; Marcus Washington, MD, Premier Health Family Medicine

 

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