Dysbiosis

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The gut normally maintains a balance of different types of bacteria. The good bacteria are symbiotic: They help digest food and form substances
such as butyric acid, the “fuel” for the cells lining the gut wall. The bad bacteria are usually held in check by the large numbers of good bacteria, which are able to get to most of the ingested food before the bad bacteria, in effect controlling their population growth by limiting their food supply. The good bacteria continue to grow, while the population of bad bacteria remains small. When this balance is disrupted, it is called dysbiosis, which can be caused by a long course of antibiotics, allowing the bad bacteria to flourish. The toxins produced by the bad bacteria may cause damage to the gut walls as well. In addition, the cells that line the gut wall are deprived of the needed byproducts of the symbiotic bacterial metabolism, byproducts the cells need to thrive.

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