Probiotics NOT good for people with severe pancreatitis

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   Posted 2/19/2008 10:19 AM (GMT -7)   
So far this is the only digestive problem known to actually be made worse by probiotics; they are still recommended for people who do not have pancreatitis. 
Pancreatitis has symptoms similar to gall bladder disorder, but can be found through blood work as there is a related infection/inflammation associated with it.  If you are unsure if you might have a bad gall bladder or pancreas, don't take probiotics (including yogurt and acidophiluis milk) until you know which problem you have.

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   Posted 2/19/2008 12:40 PM (GMT -7)   
I read the link (thanks for sharing) but I don't know how much I believe it....I think it was more coincidence than anything and those 24 would have died regardless just like the 9 who did taking the placebo...I just don't get how some simple good bacteria could contribute to anyone dying specificially because of taking them during a bad infection related to pancrea***....they should do alot more studies before the release this kind of info...just my thoughts.

My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)

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   Posted 2/19/2008 2:55 PM (GMT -7)   
I certainly don't believe everything I read either, but given that you don't HAVE to take probiotics, then it shouldn't hurt anything to stop taking them if you have or suspect pancreatitis. This is one case where it's not harmful to take an initial study as gospel.
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