Signs of flora imbalance
Your intestinal flora or gut flora is a community of microorganisms that live in your digestive tract. They are part of the human “microbiota “which is comprised of all the bacteria living on and within our bodies. Your intestinal flora is comprised of at least 1000 different species that have a direct impact on your overall health. Some of the functions of your intestinal flora are:
- Helps the body to digest and extract energy and nutrients from the food you eat
- Is responsible for synthesizing some vitamins such as K, biotin, and other nutrients
- Helps inhibit the growth of harmful microorganisms that cause infections
- Plays an important role in the immune system by creating a barrier vs. pathogens
A flora imbalance or “dysbiosis” occurs when the balance between your “good” gut bacteria vs. the “bad” gut bacteria becomes upset and throws your digestive tract out of whack. So, how do you know if you have a problem with your intestinal flora? What are signs of a flora imbalance, and what are the ways that you can overcome such an imbalance to improve your overall health?
Floral imbalance symptoms are indicators that some factor(s) has affected the balance between beneficial bacteria vs.harmful bacteria in your intestinal tract. Digestive issues such as diarrhea, constipation, gas/bloating, and heartburn/acid reflux can be symptoms of poor intestinal health. But, an imbalance in the gut flora is also associated with other internal as well as external disorders.
Gut bacteria are involved in the production of neurotransmitters so changes in your mood, depression, and anxiety may be another indication of an intestinal flora imbalance. Recent research has shown that a higher-than-normal percentage of individuals suffering from IBS and other functional bowel problems develop depression and anxiety.
The appearance of your skin can be an outward sign of unbalanced intestinal flora — acne, eczema, mild skin rashes, and other skin conditions have been associated with flora imbalance. Low energy levels, fatigue, and achy joints and muscles are also common signs of a an imbalance.
If you’re experiencing some of the common signs of a flora imbalance, there are some easy steps that you can take to restore the bacterial balance in your digestive tract and improve your health. Make improvements to your diet by eating plenty fiber, fruit and vegetables, and vary your choice of protein sources. Consider adding a high quality probiotic supplement for flora health to your daily routine.
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