The intestine is the organ, of the digestive system, where nutrients, from the food you eat, are absorbed into the blood. The whole organ includes both the small and large intestine. The small intestine digests the food, while the large intestine absorbs water from the undigested remnants, thereby forming a stool.
The human gut contains a vast variety of different bacteria. Most of the microflora is beneficial or even vital for the health of the intestine, as they compose the majority of the body’s immune system. The microflora protects the organ from threatening (fully pathogenic) and conditionally pathogenic microbes. Additionally, beneficial bacteria are involved in the production of B & K vitamins, and many essential amino acids. These substances maintain all metabolic processes at equilibrium to properly break down proteins, fats, carbohydrates during the digestion of food.
If the composition of microflora significantly decreases, the condition of the digestive system will worsen, causing skin problems, disrupting the functionality of the whole gut, and increasing the vulnerability to viral diseases. This combination of symptoms indicates dysbiosis, which is usually caused by malnutrition, infectious diseases, stress, and constant consumption of antibiotics.
The standard two methods that cope with dysbacteriosis both repopulate the intestine with the required microbes by either consuming edible agents that contain the bacteria or by creating suitable conditions within the gut to cultivate the microorganisms. These procedures utilize the benefits of probiotics and prebiotics. Probiotics are essential bacteria that are very similar to those that inhabit our intestines, and they accelerate the growth of intestinal microflora with the assistance of prebiotics.
Some foods contain useful bacteria within them. Food products, like kefir and yoghurt, usually include probiotics, while fruits & vegetables, oats, and brans contain essential nutritional fibre. However, this may not be enough to support the body, and it’s possible that the treatment of dysbacteriosis would require drugs or dietary supplements if the case is severe.
Constipation is one of the most common symptoms of dysbacteriosis, although different cases of the illness determine the frequency of this digestive disorder. If constipation only occurs once or twice a day and the excretory process is not painful, then there is no need to worry about it. However, extremely infrequent toilet visits (once every few days) are a huge concern, and it is vital to take action against it as soon as possible.