Probiotic Bulletin

issue 22

The gut microbiota, probiotics and constipation

All of us may experience constipation at some time in our lives, but certain people may experience a severe and sometimes chronic problem, even necessitating a visit to the GP. In fact, constipation is one of the most prevalent gastrointestinal complaints in the UK.

This issue explores the relationship between the gut microbiota, probiotics and constipation, including discussion of Clostridium difficile infection. 



Issue 22