A recent research review reveals that the intake of probiotics represents a helpful treatment for stomach flu symptoms like diarrhea.
Approximately 60% out of 8,000 test subjects that were tested in total took probiotics in form of fluids and shortened their suffrage from diarrhea by the average of a whole day. Thus probiotic drinks might significantly help to shorten the duration of the illness. The results might relieve the high number of patients who are conditioned with the norovirus the normally spreads in the wintertime.
Leading researcher at the School of Medicine at Swansea University, Stephen Allen, reports: "The beneficial effect was consistent and significant across many different types of trials. There were no adverse effects, so these therapies can be used safely in addition to rehydration fluids. However, more research needs to be carried out on the specific strains of bacteria that are effective in treating diarrhoea and on preventing the progression from short-term to persistent diarrhea”.
Especially old patients might be seriously conditioned by diarrhea symptoms as it dries out the patient’s bodies and makes them weak. The usual treatment method of taking antibiotics might cause severe long-term harm to the body.
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