Endometriosis & Intestinal Microflora

by endosolu

For anyone dealing in the natural treatment world with endometriosis sufferers it is blindingly obvious (at least to me) that the intestinal microflora is way out of balance.

I would go as far to say that I have not seen an endometriosis sufferer without Candida.

The study below although on monkeys is conclusive…

This study indicates that the inflammatory condition of endometriosis is associated with an altered profile of intestinal microflora in female monkeys.

Part of our natural endometriosis treatment protocol is to massively increase this micro flora with the strongest and most natural product we could find globally… an intestine-targeted probiotic with 5 billion live micro-organisms for gut health and digestive balance. It has an exclusive gel coating technology for guaranteed delivery.

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The intestinal microflora provide a strong defence against intestinal pathogens, and may be altered in inflammatory conditions that impact the gut, such as endometriosis. Therefore, intestinal bacteria shed from rhesus monkeys with endometriosis were compared with age-matched healthy controls. A second study assessed the prevalence of intestinal inflammation in female monkeys to determine whether endometriosis is associated with an increased likelihood of intestinal inflammation.

METHODS: Differential and selective agars were used to enumerate total and Gram-negative aerobic and facultatively anaerobic bacteria, as well as Lactobacilli, from female monkeys with or without endometriosis. In addition, the prevalence of intestinal inflammation in monkeys with or without endometriosis was determined in a retrospective analysis of necropsy reports.

RESULTS: Monkeys with endometriosis had a significantly different profile of shed microflora. Endometriosis was associated with lower Lactobacilli concentrations and higher Gram-negative bacteria concentrations. Moreover, there was a higher prevalence of intestinal inflammation in monkeys with endometriosis in comparison to healthy controls.

CONCLUSIONS: Endometriosis is associated with an altered profile of intestinal microflora in rhesus monkeys. Although the exact mechanisms linking endometriosis and the microflora are unknown, it is possible that the microflora were affected by endometriosis-associated intestinal inflammation.

For more info… http://humrep.oxfordjournals.org/content/17/7/1704.long

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