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Suggest safest recommended probiotic brand that can be taken daily

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Posted on Wed, 21 Oct 2015 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: What is the safest recommended daily probiotic brand I can take? Is it ok to take a daily probiotic?

I have a rather poor digestive track and will vary from being constipated a few days to diarrhea. I also experience gas/bloating quite often.

Lats month, I had my annual physical and everything was normal including lab tests/CBC. However, I did not ask my doc about my digestive issues.
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Answered by Dr. Baranidharan Kuselan 5 hours later
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Need more information

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Hi there,
Thanks for posting your query.
I am Dr.Barani and I am pleased to assist you.

I need some more information before I can give my opinion.

1. How long are you having these symptoms?
2. Any other medical illness like diabetes?
3.Any weight loss?

Regards,
Dr.Barani
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No weight loss. Otherwise feel fine.
No diabetes or illness I'm aware of.

Off and on all the time happens for a long time, but do have general anxiety disorder/social anxiety.
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Answered by Dr. Baranidharan Kuselan 8 hours later
Brief Answer:
Functional bowel disease

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Hi,
Thanks for the additional information.
It looks like you have functional bowel disease.
You have Irritable bowel syndrome with functional dyspepsia.

You will be benefited by taking fiber supplements, prokinetic medication like levosulpiride and probiotic VSL#3.

I hope that answers your query.
Let me know if you have any more questions.

Regards,
Dr.Barani
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