When there’s a balance of good and bad bacteria in the gut, the intestines are said to be in a state of symbiosis. When the balance is upset, and bad bacteria outnumbers the good microbes, dysbiosis occurs. Dysbiosis, while occurring internally, presents many signs and symptoms externally and throughout the body.
The following are some dysbiosis signs and symptoms that should trigger you to take a careful look at your health:
- Bloating, flatulence, belching, and burning after meals
- Systematic reactions after meals
- Feeling overly full after eating
- Indigestion, constipation, and diarrhea
- Rectal itching
- Diarrhea and nausea after taking supplements
- Chronic vaginal irritation
- Stools that appear greasy
- Dilated capillaries in the nose and cheeks
- Iron deficiency
- Skin that bruises easily
- Acne and other skin irritations that aren’t caused by adolescence
- Cracked or weak fingernails
- Ongoing yeast infections or intestinal parasite infections
- Undigested food in stool
- Amenorrhea (loss of menstruation)
Many doctors for dysbiosis, speculate that other signs and symptoms may be caused by dysbiosis and malabsorption. Some of these signs and symptoms include cramps and joint pain, muscle atrophy, infertility, lack of libido, and impotence.
It’s important to remember that in addition to an overgrowth of harmful bacteria in the gut, dysbiosis is also caused by a deficiency of good bacteria. In either situation, it’s the unfriendly bacteria that have gained an upper ground and are changing normal nutritional function in the body.
Maintaining Good Gut Health
Good gut health requires that the intestinal flora have a healthy balance. Taking a probiotic can help rectify, and maintain, this balance. It’s crucial for your health that you do everything you can to promote the existence of the more than 400 organisms that are meant to rule your gut, and that you disallow those that aren’t supposed to run things.