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Consider Probiotics as a Non-Invasive Treatment for Gastrointestinal Disorders ,
Taking Probiotics

Several gastrointestinal issues have been linked to an imbalance in the flora of the digestive tract. Your bowels and intestines are home to billions of microscopic bacteria that perform several key functions to keep your body healthy.

These bacteria assist in breaking up the gas pockets that form as food is digested. A balanced gut flora will keep your colon cleansed and keep bowel movements regular. Without beneficial microorganisms in the small intestine, the body may struggle to synthesize vitamins B and K. Studies have shown that a harmonious bacterial population is linked to a better functioning immune system.

What Causes Imbalanced Gut Flora?

Not all the bacteria that inhabit your intestinal tract are beneficial for your health. Generally, the ‘good’ microorganisms help keep the ‘bad’ population under control. If this delicate ecosystem is disturbed, ‘bad’ microbes will multiply astronomically and could be the cause of your gastrointestinal distress.

Antibiotics are designed to target bacteria throughout the body but cannot differentiate between beneficial organisms and those causing an infection. Cleaning of the bowl in preparation for a colonoscopy can flush out beneficial inhabitants. Similarly, diarrhea or the use of laxatives or fiber supplements can destroy the balance of gut flora.

Seek Advice from a Gastroenterologist Before Taking Probiotics

If you are experiencing excessive flatulence, abdominal swelling or diarrhea, this could indicate a buildup of ‘bad’ bacteria. Probiotics reintroduce beneficial microorganisms to the intestinal tract. There are many kinds of probiotics that can be purchased over the counter. However, these may not be effective at treating your gastrointestinal distress.

Different probiotic treatments will have varying levels of ‘good’ gut flora and it is important to match the right treatment to your symptoms. Doctor Yamini and his team based in California have many years of experience in diagnosing and treating gastroenterological conditions. We understand that issues in the GI tract can be embarrassing and distressing.

At our friendly and welcoming clinic, we will get to the root of your GI disorder and investigate if a probiotic treatment will benefit you. Contact our Beverly Hills or Santa Monica Clinic today.

Posted on behalf of David P. Yamini, MD

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Nicole R.

Scheduling was extremely easy with Dr. Yamini's staff, I scheduled my Tuesday appointment on Monday afternoon. The staff and Dr. Yamini were courteous and straightforward - even with new patient paperwork I was out the door within an hour!

Bill C.

Dr. Yamini definitely is a great doctor who is very thorough and detail oriented with his diagnosis. He is very passionate about what he does and was able to answer any question or concern. He took his time before my appointment to look through all the documentation to know exactly what was going on. He definitely was able to put me at ease even though I was very worried. I am very satisfied with his services. Thanks!

Mario O.

He was very gentle about my situation yet did not fail to emphasize about the seriousness that could arise from gastrointestinal problems. Few and far between are as professional and caring as Dr. Yamini and his staff. I was 20 minutes late on Friday evening & they still had me in a room in 5 minutes as a new patient.

Lisa P.

I can’t say enough great things about my first impression of this doctor and his amazing staff! They got me right in and set me up for everything needed. I’ve been looking for the right GI doctor for years having had a very negative experience with another doctor years ago. Dr. Yamini is not only professional, knowledgeable, respectful, and experienced... this guy is “cool” and nice too! His front desk person, Toni was amazing! She was kind, bright, efficient, patient, and positive! ??

Kendall S.

Makes talking about uncomfortable subjects a breeze. Competent and honest: doesn't sell vitamin cleanses and his own probiotics or anything like that. Makes sure your symptoms aren't half-fixed but fully fixed. Gets to the heart of the issue quickly. Good listener. Very sweet receptionist. I hate receiving many phone calls, and she's persistent about making sure you set up an appointment; it was stressing me out. I found the her much easier to connect with once she gave me her cell and said to text.

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Thank you Dr. Yamini and Tony. When it comes to patient care and professionalism, I have never received this much care and attention from a physician and the staff. I was able to talk to Dr. Yamini for good period of time allowing me to ask all my questions. Tony you are so cute thank you for scheduling me in last minute.

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I highly recommend Dr. Yamini. He's very personable and actually listens to your issues and concerns, then recommends a reasonable course of action. He was able to properly diagnose my symptoms and get me healthy again. Also his admin Toni is great too, she will help select a facility and verify that your insurance will fully cover. She's really nice and trustworthy as well!

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Thorough doctor who cares about his patients, and very meticulous about the details of your ailment. Clearly very knowledgeable and skilled. No wait time for appointments, and the nurse (Toni) is very friendly and follows up appropriately. One of the best doctor experiences I've had and I'd recommend it to anyone.

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