Gastroenterologist: how to restore the gastrointestinal tract after antibiotics
The discovery of antibiotics was a real revolution in medicine. For over 90 years, they have been effectively treating many diseases that are based on bacterial infections and relieve complications in just a few hours. The effectiveness is so high that even knowing the serious side effects after their use, modern medicine does not abandon them, because there is no substitute for this type of medicine. Today the global market for this type of medicine is estimated at $50 billion. Today the world market for this type of medicine is estimated at $50 billion and growing rapidly.
What are antibiotics, how do they work and how can the gastrointestinal tract be restored after using them??
Antibiotics, or as they are also called «antimicrobials», – are substances capable of blocking the development or causing the death of certain microorganisms. In other words, they are real poisons, the action of which is aimed at the destruction of bacteria.
There are similarities and a fundamental difference between bacteria and human cells. The point is that human cells, unlike bacteria, do not have a cell wall, and antibiotics destroy bacteria exactly by acting on the wall and breaking the mechanism of protein or DNA formation, which in bacteria are very specific. At the same time both harmful bacteria and beneficial bacteria are destroyed, causing dysbacteriosis, which if left untreated can prolong gastrointestinal problems for a long time.
The main symptoms of dysbacteriosis are:
- pain in the stomach area;
- nausea and belching, frequent heartburn;
- particles of undigested food in the stool;
- Dry skin, with occasional rashes;
- brittle and broken nails;
- dry hair;
- Weight loss, decreased immunity, deterioration of general condition.
Problems may worsen in the presence of stress, chronic diseases, including gastrointestinal diseases, improper diet, alcohol consumption, carbonated water. That’s why many patients who have been treated with these drugs ask how to restore the GI tract after antibiotics.
Important! The appearance of pain and other symptoms is a signal for immediate examination and treatment by a gastroenterologist.Diagnosis of this disease is made up of the history, complaints of the patient, clinical picture, the results of gastroscopy of the stomach and laboratory tests. The main thing is – To take measures in time, which are aimed at restoring the gastrointestinal tract after antibiotics.
When restoring the microflora gastroenterologists recommend including in your diet dairy products, fish and lean meats baked or boiled, puree soups with pureed vegetables, compotes, kissels, mucilage porridges.
- eating dry food;
- fatty meat and fish;
- boiled and fried eggs;
- fresh white bread;
- milk and freshly squeezed juices;
- sauces and condiments.
Treatment of dysbacteriosis
A correctly diagnosed and professionally designed treatment tactic is the key to the successful treatment of dysbacteriosis and a rapid recovery of the gastrointestinal tract microflora.
Depending on the test results gastroenterologists Ekaterinburg of our clinic can prescribe a number of drugs such as:
- prebiotics – drugs, suppressing pathogenic flora, preventing its development and strengthening the immune system;
- probiotics – drugs, containing a complex of live microorganisms capable of fighting harmful bacteria;
- antiseptics – agents that destroy pathogenic flora;
- bacteriophages – drugs that can fight salmonellae, enterococci, staphylococci.
Attention! Medication treatment should only be prescribed by a gastroenterologist. Attempts at self-treatment can neglect the disease and further complicate gastrointestinal problems.