S boulardii may reduce duration of acute infectious diarrhoea
Posted 9 months ago by Jacob in General Health News
Acute infectious diarrhoea is a worldwide health problem, often a common cause of death in developing countries and one of the highest causes of infant mortality worldwide. A recent systematic review and meta-analysis of the use of Saccharomyces boulardii, the probiotic found in For bowel calm, in the treatment of acute diarrhoea has revealed that it may reduce the duration of diarrhoea and consequent hospitalisation.
A Turkish team of researchers, led by Ener Cagri Dinleyici, reviewed and analysed the findings from various studies previously undertaken on the S. boulardii probiotic and compiled the results. They found that S. boulardii significantly reduced the duration of diarrhoea by up to 24 hours and reduced the duration of hospital stays by up to 20 hours. Furthermore, the results showed that S. boulardii may shorten the initial phase of watery stools and reduce the amount of diarrhoeal episodes. The researchers believe that there is strong evidence that S. boulardii has a significant health benefit for those suffering with acute diarrhoea, regardless of the cause.
Reference: Dinleyici, E. C et al (2012) Effectiveness and safety of Saccharomyces boulardii for acute infectious diarrhea. Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy. 12:4. 395-410.
Posted by carolp 8 months ago
"I am unable to take Immodium because of an acute bout of diverticulitis and perforated bowel and as this has left me with IBS I often suffer with diarrhoea and this does impact on my social life. I have started taking Optibac S.bouladi probiotic and have found it very good and does calm my large intestine and helps me get on with my life, would thoroughly recommend it to others with IBS"