Adjuvant and Beneficial Probiotic Therapy for Women Health

Igori Balta, Eugenia Butucel, Valentyn Mohylyuk, Adriana Criste, Lavinia Stef, Ioan Pet, Nicolae Corcionivoschi*

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Abstract

Probiotics are living microbial strains, also considered functional foods, that improve the human intestine and mucosal sites' functionality and normalize the immune system balance. This symbiosis between the human body and microorganisms has attracted scientists and showed a notable role in maintaining human health. The microbiota composition within different sites of the organs can change rapidly and unfavorably, leading to the development of infections or abnormal conditions. The treatments with antibiotics affect and disturb the overall normal microflora, and specifically to the vaginal tract, by inhibiting the spread of the normal microflora of Lactobacillus species. In this sense, probiotics have shown to be an integrative and complementary therapy for the amelioration and prevention of vaginal infections in women. The main objective of the current review is to highlight the importance of probiotics to prevent and treat antibiotic-associated acute and chronic diseases and highlight their possible beneficial impact on women reproductive health. Moreover, the review discusses the recent clinical findings of probiotic therapy concerning protection against vaginal diseases, wellbeing, infant development, and human body detoxification from the chemical compounds.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)151-163
Number of pages12
JournalRomanian Archives of Microbiology and Immunology
Volume80
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2021

Keywords

  • probiotic
  • women health
  • neonates health
  • heavy metals detoxification
  • metabolic disorders

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