probiotics reduce risk of postoperative infection

The last thing you want after having surgery is to have to stay in the hospital because got a postoperative infection. So, try this safe and simple solution.



In order to see if taking probiotics before surgery could reduce the rate of postoperative infection, or sepsis, researchers conducted a meta-analysis of thirteen studies that included a total of 962 patients. The studies were all controlled and the patients were given either probiotics or a combination of probiotics and prebiotics.

Taking the probiotics really worked. The probiotic group had a significant 58% fewer infections; the probiotic plus prebiotic group had a significant 75% reduction in infections. Surgical patients who took the probiotic/prebiotic combination significantly reduced the length of time they needed to be on postoperative antibiotics.

So, if you have to have surgery, and you want to reduce your risk of postoperative infection and candida, try taking probiotics and prebiotics, starting before your surgery.


JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr 2013;37(2):243-53


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