What do parents need to know about dysbacteriosis?
Many young mothers, unfortunately, turn to the pediatrician, suspecting dysbacteriosis in their baby. And those parents who did not bother about it, probably heard more than once the complaints of other fathers and mothers in the queue to the same doctor.
What are the clinical manifestations of a child? How to diagnose dysbacteriosis in time? What to do if diagnosed? How to feed the baby? Questions are not idle. This is indeed a frequent problem, and the health of our children, of course, is very important for us. However, some of the issues voiced (and related to them) (and sometimes the need for a visit to the pediatrician) can be removed by a small theoretical background.
Even from school lessons of anatomy, we remember that our entire body is extremely complex. Is no exception and intestines. Usually, the numerous and diverse microorganisms represented in it exist in a complex interaction and a certain ratio. This is called "microbiocenosis". The whole microflora has many important functions. This, for example, the production of lactic acid and a number of substances necessary to protect the intestinal mucosa, stimulation of the immune system, the synthesis of vitamin K essential for blood clotting, the fight against the activation of "harmful" microflora. And so on and so forth. A complete list will take more than one article.
Under certain adverse conditions and circumstances, the balance may be disturbed. And then dysbacteriosis develops (sometimes a different term is used - "dysbiosis"). By the way, an important fact: dysbiosis is not a disease, but a pathological condition arising (both in children and adults) is secondary, as a consequence. The root cause may be medication (most often antibiotics) or the fact that the body has suffered a disease (for example, an intestinal infection or an allergy in the form of diathesis). This condition is a complex of violations. This is the result of a shift in the balance between the beneficial intestinal microflora (bifidobacteria, lactobacilli, certain E. coli and many other species) and microbial pathogens (staphylococcus, Proteus, Klebsiella, etc.).
When should dysbacteriosis be suspected?
The clinical manifestations of dysbiosis in a child are increased anxiety, a decrease in the growth rate of body weight, abnormal stools (loose stools, constipation or alternation), the appearance of mucus in the feces, and abdominal distension. With these signs, of course, it is worth referring to a pediatrician.
How to confirm dysbacteriosis?
There are many diagnostic methods today. But to understand them, of course, - the lot of the expert. The most popular and most commonly used method is bacteriological stool analysis: determination of the composition of the fecal microflora, reflecting the microbial composition of the distal intestine.
The diagnosis is made. What to do?
First of all, it is necessary to eliminate the cause of the dysbacteriosis. Then individually choose the right diet, especially if it concerns very young children. It is advisable to use probiotics (live bacteria that positively affect the reproduction of "beneficial" microorganisms) and prebiotics ("food" for microorganisms, allowing them to grow faster), contributing to the normalization of microflora. Useful in this case, for example, synbiotic Normobact.
Normobact is unique in its composition and combines pro- and prebiotics. This combination extends the life of the "beneficial" bacteria and significantly increases the effectiveness of treatment of dysbacteriosis, allowing you to reduce the period of correction to 10 days.
Who needs Normobact?
- Children and adults who have undergone antibiotic therapy
- Often sick children
- Children and adults with complex treatment of exudative diathesis and food allergies
- Children and adults with acute intestinal infections (salmonellosis, bacterial dysentery, viral diarrhea)
Normobact is designed for both adults and small children, and it can be used already from 6 months of life. Synbiotic is available as a powder in a sachet. It pours into any drink or porridge (for a child) and dissolves easily, which is very convenient. The course is usually 10-14 days.
There are contraindications, before use, you should consult with your doctor or read the instructions.