Some diseases of the gastrointestinal tract at the initial stage can be cured with a minimal set of medications or even without them. Supplement to such methods is the correction of lifestyle and nutrition, as well as special physical exercises. The right diet for dysbacteriosis of the intestine can eliminate the very cause of the disease, as well as prevent the development of relapse.
Over 50 trillions of living microorganisms inhabit the human intestine. Each of them needs certain conditions for life. Some bacteria are considered useful, others can cause dangerous diseases. To be able to coexist together, they affect the activity of each other, while maintaining its balance, which ensures the proper operation of the human digestive tract.
- Protection of the intestinal mucosa.
- Synthesis of vitamins and amino acids.
- Formation of general and local immunity.
- Useful microorganisms inhibit the overactive growth of pathogenic representatives.
- Participation in the digestion of food.
With imbalance of microflora, the performance of useful functions is disrupted, which often leads to vitamin deficiency, changes in the person’s well-being, and reduced immunity. At the same time, the main digesting capacity of the intestine is disrupted, which causes a deficiency of nutrients in the body.
If the cause of the failure is stress or inaccuracy in the diet, the pathology is easily corrected by the correct diet.
There are no characteristic signs for dysbacteriosis. Imbalance of microflora causes digestive disturbances, and in this regard, the following symptoms appear:
Frequent manifestations of dysbiosis are rashes or inflammatory processes on the skin, which patients are often taken for allergies.
The number of bacteria is regulated naturally: useful representatives suppress the growth of pathogenic, and vice versa. A change in balance can occur for the following reasons:
- Immunodeficiency conditions. Uncontrolled growth of “harmful” bacteria is observed in patients with AIDS, cancer, serious systemic diseases.
- Dysbacteriosis of the intestine after antibiotics. Long-term use of drugs that kill a wide range of bacteria leads to the fact that the organ is populated only by the strongest pathogenic representatives.
- Deficiency of substrate for reproduction of useful microflora. Restriction in nutrition, lack of fiber and fermented milk products slow down the growth of the right bacteria, reduce the body’s resistance to unfavorable factors.
- Infection with parasites. Worms reduce the protective properties of the intestinal mucosa and release toxins that do not allow the reproduction of “good” microbes.
- Unfavorable conditions for the development of beneficial microorganisms. Bacteria continue to grow and live at certain parameters, in particular, the pH of the environment. The optimal value (weakly acid values) allows to maintain the correct ratio of bacteria in the intestine. The alkalinization of the contents or excessive oxidation is a favorable environment for propagation of pathogens. This can occur as a consequence of enzymatic insufficiency, inflammatory diseases of the digestive system (gastritis, pancreatitis, cholecystitis), adherence to the wrong diet.
What you can and can not eat with intestinal dysbiosis
The intestine is the organ of the digestive system. Its structural and functional health is influenced by the quality, composition, temperature and other parameters of the products eaten by man. The principle of nutrition in dysbiosis – protection of the intestine from mechanical, chemical and thermal damage. In addition, the dietary diet should be full and varied in order to ensure the supply of all the necessary substances.
It is recommended to eat at one time in order to normalize the motility and secretory function of the gastrointestinal tract. At night the body rests, so an adult should eat no later than 3-4 hours before bedtime. The patient himself will help digestion, if he thoroughly chews food, take the time, and consume a lot of liquid.