What are antibiotics?
Antibiotics are medicines that act on bacteria by destroying them, regardless of whether they are good or bad for the body.
The microbial flora (microbiota) is mainly involved in immunity and digestive processes. For this reason, when we take antibiotics, we are altering the microbiota, reducing immunity and facilitating subsequent infectious relapses.
How does the consumption of antibiotics affect?
At the digestive level these alterations are manifested with acidity, inflammation, diarrhea, constipation, decreased absorption of nutrients, even loss of appetite, especially in children.
In the oral, esophageal or vaginal mucosa, as part of the protective microbial flora is eliminated, fungi can appear, most frequently Candida.
What should I do if I take antibiotics?
To prevent all these complications, it is advisable to consume probiotics during and after taking antibiotics in order to repair the damage caused by the medication.
It is important to know that probiotics have an effective action during they are consumed, and all along after the treatment has ended, our microbiota is the result of our diet and its health and the difficulty that pathogenic bacteria may find to settle or reproduce will depend on it.
Prevent disease with probiotics
Let us not forget that the real cause of infection is not the microorganism that produces it, but the soil that makes its growth and multiplication possible.
That is why the constant consumption of probiotics, not only after medical treatment, helps to maintain an adequate immune system and avoid unwanted infections.