08-26-2015, 10:25 PM
(This post was last modified: 08-26-2015, 10:31 PM by me50.)
I take a probiotic and it keeps my digestive tract where it should be. I never looked to see if there was any difference in my AHI but my AHI is so low that I can't attribute that to a probiotic.
I am not a medical person but I could see if someone is having issues with gerd during the night to where it makes you have shortness of breath then you will probably have a higher AHI. If a probiotic helps with the shortness of breath, then your AHI is likely to be lower. I am just guessing that this could be why you noticed a change but as Paula02 said, you will have to take the probiotic each night for a while and see what your results are over several days. One night isn't sufficient to say they help lower AHI. You can't go wrong taking a probiotic in my opinion, especially if you don't eat right which a great majority of people don't.
I know that I eat organic foods and try to get in fruit and veggies and plenty of protein daily, not eating junk food and sweets but I can say that I don't eat exactly as I am supposed to. The other day, I wanted some cheetos and I ate some but I don't do that often and definitely not weekly. So far, changing the way I have been eating has helped me drop 18 lbs with very little effort. I also started back on vitamins and other supplements that I quit taking last year when we were out of state and they all got left behind and I just never started back when we got back home. I paid the price because my D3 and B12 was within normal ranges and other B vitamins were good. Then this year when I had the blood work done, they weren't so good anymore. I am hoping that my energy level will get better since I started taking them again (with my doctor's approval) and I get a B12 shot. I have seen some improvement.