¿Cómo restaurar tu Microbiota?

How to restore your Microbiota?

This is a topic that has been gaining importance in recent years due to the increase in intestinal problems throughout the population, but what does this really mean and what can I do to improve it.

It is a state of imbalance of the intestinal microbiota and microbiome, which is
characterized by the growth (proliferation) of opportunistic bacteria in the tract
intestinal, accompanied by decreased levels of beneficial bacteria.
The main symptoms of dysbiosis can be: abdominal distention,
alteration of intestinal movements, abdominal and joint pain, mental confusion, food sensitivity, allergies and inflammation.
Dysbiosis has been linked to multiple diseases and disorders
gastrointestinal disorders such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Diseases
inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) and even
autoimmune diseases.
Generally its cause is caused by some infection or the use of
antibiotics. In all cases, the intestine is left vulnerable and exposed to
external pathogens, which prevent an adequate immune response and cause symptoms of various kinds.

It is difficult to find a single culprit or even the root of the problem, but we know
There are several situations that can trigger dysbiosis.

● Poor digestion: including low production of stomach acid and enzymes
digestive disorders, accompanied by overeating, can predispose us to a
high number of pathogenic bacteria. On the other hand we have a
poor bile production and flow (such as in people with gallstones,
cholecystectomy or poor methylation level) due to the properties
bile acid antimicrobials.

● Stress: Prolonged physical or mental stress can increase the risk of
low stomach acid production. On the other hand, elevated cortisol
(“stress hormone”) is associated with decreased levels of IgA, which
decreases immune surveillance at the intestinal level.

● Low consumption of dietary fiber: it is very important for the intestine
cleaning it, in addition to eliminating food within the lumen, which
Otherwise, the overproduction of pathogens is encouraged.
● Altered mucosal production: due to different genetic conditions.

● Food poisoning: exposure to contaminated food and water
during trips. The most common pathogens are: Vibrio cholerae, Clostridium
difficile, Shigella, Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC),
rotavirus, norovirus and the Giardia lamblia parasite. This exposure may lead
to a more permanent change in the microbiota.

● Medications: excessive use of antibiotics can affect the flora in the short and
long term. Additionally, it may result from pathogenic colonization,
commonly caused by Salmonella and C. Difficile. On the other hand, inhibitors of
proton pump may also increase the risk of developing
bacterial overgrowth if used long term.

● Slow transit: can cause stasis and retention of fecal matter and
contribute in this way to SIBO. Decreased intestinal motility
It can be caused by excessive sugar consumption, chronic stress,
diabetes, hypothyroidism, scleroderma, among others.

● Compromised immune system.

One of the best options we have is to use prebiotics and probiotics to encourage a diverse approach to gut flora. Beneficial microbiota inhibit the growth of pathogenic bacteria by modulating intestinal pH, producing bacteriocins, and competing for common binding sites on epithelial cells. In this process, resistance to infection against many pathogens, both bacterial and fungal, is conferred.
Certain probiotics can be especially helpful in cases of SIBO, as they
They have an effect on the balance of the intestinal flora. Both Lactobacillus and
Bifidobacteria have demonstrated antimicrobial actions against several pathogens.
Although in many cases due to discomfort it may be necessary to avoid fiber, especially in very damaged intestines, a diet low in FODMAPs is very
prolonged can cause greater intolerance to soluble fibers and greater dysbiosis.
The goal of any treatment should always be for the person to tolerate a diet rich in soluble fiber, containing a high variety of prebiotic fiber. Gradually increasing your intake of pro- and prebiotics can help build tolerance.
Vagus nerve regulation can also be used to increase gastric acid secretion and improve intestinal motility. It can be stimulated with the consumption of probiotics and exercises such as yoga, meditation and deep breathing.
It is also important to obtain dietary support from a professional to reduce
intake of refined carbohydrates, increase the amount of fiber, polyphenols and
Nutrient-rich foods. In addition to limiting the consumption of alcohol and processed foods that can increase dysbiosis.

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