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|Saccharomyces boulardii: What is it to know about it |
For those who heard about Saccharomyces boulardii and wondered what it is, they should know that it's actually a very important probiotic that can easily maintain the flora in the large and small intestine, but also recolonize it.
Saccharomyces boulardii is categorized as being a yeast, which is a type of fungus that many people use for baking. An important authority source, Medline Plus stated that people can take Saccharomyces boulardii orally without having to worry about any medical side effects, but in some cases (rarely) it may cause gas. There are also the extremely rare cases in which it causes fungemia, which is a fungal infection that affects the individual's bloodstream. Because this is a probiotic which is used for many kinds of treatments, before anyone would attempt taking it, they should consult with their doctor. It's also not recommended to be taken if people have an immune disorder.
An article published in 2009 proved that by taking Saccharomyces boulardii people will be able to treat infectious and acute diarrhea, mostly if it's caused by antibiotics. Even though the reasons to why the probiotc manages to treat it are unknown, but specialists think it helps with the gastrointestinal walls' lining which eventually rejects damaging pathogens.
The yeast has also been proved to help with treating Crohn's disease which mainly affects the digestive tract by causing an inflammation to it. There is a lot of pain the patient will be in for if the walls of those organs swell, caused by the severe case of diarrhea he will deal with.
The “Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology” mentioned that Saccharomyces boulardii was very effective in treating Clostridium difficile. This disease causes diarrhea, fever and nausea in people who have a weak immune system. Specialists are still studying the probiotic in hopes they will find new ways to use it for the treatment of other conditions.