Bad breath, or halitosis, is a very common occurrence. It is enough to say that in developed countries 30–65% of the population suffers from it. Halitosis itself is not a disease, it is a symptom that often signals that not everything is safe in the body – there are diseases or pathologies of the internal organs. But this problem is not purely medical – bad breath causes a lot of inconvenience and can lead to stress and even depression. Knowing about his lack, a person tries to open his mouth as little as possible, talk, approach people. He becomes withdrawn and unsociable. Well, how much personal life, intimate relationships suffer, and no need to say.
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Escherichia coli: benefit or harm
E. coli (Escherichia coli) is an enterobacterium of the genus Escherichia living in the human body. It is widely believed that E. coli is very dangerous and causes severe intestinal diseases. This is true, but only in part. In fact, there are many strains of Escherichia, some of them really lead to serious diseases, and not just the intestines. But part of the strains, on the contrary, is necessary for the body and is part of the normal intestinal microflora. They participate in the synthesis of vitamins K and group B, fight pathogenic microorganisms. And the Mutaflor strain is given as a probiotic to newborns to increase their immunity, and they treat them with diarrhea in young children. Continue reading
Dysbacteriosis is a violation of the balance of microflora in the human body.
Our body is home to many different bacteria. Some of them are useful, supportive of vital functions and necessary for health, while others belong to the so-called conditionally pathogenic. Under certain conditions, they begin to multiply intensively, displacing beneficial microorganisms, and then the balance of microflora is disturbed and various disorders occur. This condition is called dysbiosis. Most often, intestinal dysbiosis occurs.
Representatives of normal microflora include lactobacilli, bacteriodes, bifidobacteria, enterococci and Escherichia coli, conditionally pathogenic – staphylococci, Proteus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, etc. Continue reading