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1.Acidophilus and Other Probiotics
Lactobacillus acidophilus is a "friendly" strain of bacteria used to make yogurt and cheese. Although we are born without it, acidophilus soon establishes itself in our intestines and helps prevent intestinal infections. Acidophilus also flourishes in the vagina, where it protects women against yeast infections. Acidophilus is one of several microb...
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2.Functional Foods Index
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Diarrhea, or loose bowel movements, can occur for many reasons. Food poisoning and infections are the most common causes of acute (short-lived) diarrhea. Chronic diarrhea may be caused by ongoing illnesses of the digestive tract, such as /tnp/condition/ibd doc 39023 inflammatory bowel disease and /tnp/pg000616 doc 21736 irritable bowel syndrome . C...
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4.Antibiotics (General)
See also /tnp/pg000391 21614 doc Amoxicillin ; /tnp/pg000263 21501 doc Cephalosporins ; /tnp/pg000548 21711 doc Ethambutol ; /tnp/pg000471 21659 doc Fluoroquinolones ; /tnp/pg000665 21762 doc Isoniazid ; /tnp/pg000539 21708 doc Nitrofurantoin ; /tnp/pg000896 21850 doc Rifampin ; /tnp/pg000164 21418 doc Tetracyclines ; /tnp/pg000145 21402 doc Trimet...
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Eczema is irritation to the outer layers of the skin. It causes an itchy, red rash. Scratching makes the rash worse. It is treated with skin care, medicines, and UV light therapy. Some people turn to natural therapies to further manage symptoms. Editorial process and description of evidence categories can be found at 1106577 /tnp/Natural and Altern...
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6.Lactose Intolerance
Sugar comes in many forms. One type of sugar, lactose, occurs primarily in milk. Nature gives young children the ability to digest lactose, because they need to do so when they nurse. However, as people grow up, they often lose the lactose-digesting enzyme, known as lactase . The result is a condition called lactose intolerance. Symptoms include in...
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Gastritis is a condition in which the lining of the stomach becomes inflamed, leading to discomfort. If the inflammation is prolonged, either atrophic gastritis (a condition in which the glands of the stomach lining disappear) or an /tnp/pg000366 doc 21594 ulcer may develop. Underlying causes of gastritis include infection with the organism Helicob...
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8.Vaginal Infection
The most common causes of vaginal infections are: Some won't have problems. Others may have pain, itching, and swelling. Medicine may be needed to treat some infections. If you have symptoms, see your doctor. Some infections can lead to more severe problems. Natural therapies may help to improve symptoms. They may restore the balance of healthy ba...
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Colic is when a baby cries inconsolably for no clear reason. Crying is often in the afternoon or early evening. It often happens at the same time each day. It can start as early as two weeks and often stops by five months of age. The cause is not known. It is thought to be due to a young digestive system. It is treated by reducing stimulation and c...
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Asthma is a chronic disease that affects the airways of the lungs. The lining swells and the smooth muscles squeeze. This causes wheezing, coughing, and trouble breathing. Many factors may trigger an attack. Severe attacks can be fatal. There is no cure. Standard treatments for an acute attack include rescue medicine. They quickly relax the muscle...
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