Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions/rumbling


i'm going to try this once more...the 2 answers I received from doctors are advising what to do for diarrhea.  gatorade etc. I can't stress enough that I don't have diarrhea.  I have since found out to my relief it has something to do with the colon ecosystem an imbalance, because of a bug I had.  which was a couple of weeks ago.  I didn't vomit, I didn't have diarrhea.  I had a couple of loose movements but not at all I would say is diarrhea.  just felt a little queasy all day, then better .I understand that bacteria gets into the intestines and causes certain symptoms.  I have a rumbling  NOT all day.  And then when I use the bathroom gas comes out with loose fecal matter.  I was relieved to hear about this ecosystem thing. They suggest yogurt and whatever femented vegetables ..I'm afraid of the yogurt I would think it would cause it to be worse.  will that
help get rid of this and put the ecosystem back in balance.  I have to put this on private for a good reason.  thank you

Dear Jan,

The colonic ecosystem is made of of bacteria, yeast, and fungus, all of which need to survive in order to keep balance. When one is deprived, the others grow out of control causing the symptoms you are describing. Yogurt is advised because it has lactobacillus. It is a live yeast which helps to get the balance back in the colon. Some other options include a probiotic or you can purchase lactobacillus in pill form. Chia seeds, mixed in fluid, can be ingested and have many heatlhty properties including a form of a probiotic.  

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