What is intestinal dysbiosis?
It is an imbalance of the bacteria that make up our intestinal bacterial flora, or a predominance of some bacterial colonies at the expense of others, which causes a multitude of symptoms: from the so-called symptoms of intestinal malabsorption, to even serious problems of regularity (constipation , colic, and even alternating periods of severe constipation with frequent colic), up to a swollen belly, stress, a sense of fatigue, abdominal pain, frequent herpes, a feeling of not being able to digest anything.
Other symptoms can be added to these symptoms, for example food intolerances and the onset of diseases that are related to a poor state of the bacterial flora. In fact, intestinal dysbiosis causes not only an imbalance of the bacterial flora to be created, but also an enzymatic imbalance , which therefore causes problems in properly assimilating food, and in women it creates a greater recurrence of disorders such as candida, cystitis .
Simply eating more fruits and vegetables and taking probiotics without getting to the bottom of the problem, or eating fiber-laden foods, can even make the situation worse by causing excess intestinal fermentation that aggravates symptoms rather than relieving them.
First of all, if intestinal dysbiosis is suspected, what to do?
The first thing is to undergo a test to check for intestinal dysbiosis, a test which, however, is not very reliable, i.e. it cannot effectively confirm the presence of dysbiosis. However, the most accredited remains the DYSBIO CHECK TEST , which is based on urinalysis, and which can be requested at the pharmacy or in some analysis laboratories (the cost is around 30-50 euros), after talking to the doctor. . Depending on the results of this analysis which attest the values of two metabolites of tryptophan ( indicate and skatole), the patient may suffer from intestinal dysbiosis of the colon, large intestine or both, but it will be the doctor, after excluding the presence of other pathologies, who can confirm this diagnosis. There are also kits on the market, often sold abroad, but it would still be necessary to talk to the doctor before facing an extra expense.
The first treatment is the use of an indicated probiotic, which will be different depending on where the “bacterial disorder” is created and the values that result from the test, combined with enzyme supplements. This is why knowing where the dysbiosis is concentrated is important, to ensure that you can first of all choose the right probiotic.
After this treatment, let’s see the diets that are recommended for intestinal dysbiosis.