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Will the product Mastic Gum kill off bacteria?

by Karen
(Pa. (USA))

I have a bleeding ulcer in my colon. I have had ulcerative colitis before and was in hospital two times. I always have a lot of gas and foul smell to my stool. I have just recently gotten Bursitis - and I am in a lot of pain in hip area. Been to doctor, etc. They advised I get a steroid shot in my hip. I don't want to start on steroids again. I got relief in past from a bleeding ulcer and the colitis by using Mastic Gum in capsule form. Am I safe to use this product? How often? Should I take probiotics also?

I also feel as though I over did things on the health end and I have Alkalosis. Bursitis pain is not that bad in a.m., but as soon as I start to eat, I have a lot more pain and it goes throughout my entire hip and legs. I feel something is wrong and I asked doctor for a blood gas test and she said no, that is not the problem.

Thank you for your feedback.

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Feb 04, 2022

by: Dan

Mastic Gum supports the health of the gastric and duodenal cells and tissues and is quite often used for Helicobacter pylori infections. H. pylori is a corkscrew bacteria that typically infects the stomach and causes acid reflux. It can also infect the intestines. If left untreated it can cause ulcers and sometimes cancer. I have a webpage on H.pylori here that goes over everything you need to know about this bacteria.

Typically, you would take the suggested dose on the label. However, severe or very resistant infections could require taking the suggested dose twice daily instead of once.

I have not seen any studies to suggest that it also kills good bacteria. However, I suppose it is possible so taking a probiotic would not be a bad idea.

Your doctor could also test you for H. pylori and if the test was positive, prescribe an antibiotic to get rid of it. In this case, taking a probiotic is a very good idea as well.

Any other questions let me know.

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