Monday, November 8, 2010

Yoghurt for the Treatment of Constipation

Yogurt for the Treatment of Constipation
Consuming yoghurt / probiotics Bifido bacterium animalis lactis group DN 173 010 (Activia) is recommended in the treatment of constipation as recommended in the Konsensus Nasional Penatalaksanaan Konstipasi (National Consensus Management of Constipation) in Indonesia in 2010.

This is in line with what was recommended by the World Gastroenterology Organization (WGO) since 2009. Group of probiotics has proven to accelerate the time required by the dirt to pass through the gut (transit time) and ultimately to increase the frequency of BAB in patients with constipation, as told by Dr. Dada Makmun.

Probiotic Bifidobacterium lactis animalis DN 173 010 (Activia) has proven useful in various studies in a series of healthy adult population aged 17-50 years (Porchart et al, 1990); population of healthy young children (Beradda et al., 1991); healthy adults aged 18-30 years (Porchart et al., 1992) and healthy female population 20-48 years (Duez et al., 2000) with the results of this study shows that probiotics can survive in the digestive tract and still be detected after consumption discontinued.

dr. Dada explains the survival of probiotic strain Bifidobacterium lactis animalis DN 173 010 (Activia) in the human digestive tract has been clinically tested at 3 levels namely the stomach, after 90 minutes in the stomach, the number who survive as much as 105-106 cfu / ml.

In the intestine, this probiotic significantly increased the number of Bifidobacteria population (> 107 cfu / ml) 4 hours after the product is consumed and survive as much as 23.5% of total consumption, while that in the feces lactis strain Bifidobacterium animalis DN 173 010 (Activia) still survive in significant amounts (> 108 cfu / ml), even after the consumption of discontinued products.

Meanwhile, another clinical trial that is the subject of the study 135 adult women aged 25-65 years (Yang and He, 2007); the healthy elderly people aged 50-75 years (Meance et al., 2003); women aged 18-45 years ( Marteau et al., 2002); adults aged 21-42 years (Bouvier et al., 2001); the healthy elderly people aged 60-75 years (Meance et al., 2001).

"The study shows a decrease in colon transit time, increase the frequency CHAPTER especially in adults and the elderly, especially for women who suffer from constipation. Positive parameter that supports the study results is the frequency and consistency of feces CHAPTER, CHAPTER process went smoothly and the feeling of comfort after the BAB on a particular population "he concluded.

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