In this Article
- What other names is Yogurt known by?
- What is Yogurt?
- How does Yogurt work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Yogurt.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Yogurt seems to be safe in food amounts and might be safe when applied intravaginally during pregnancy. Pregnant women involved in a small study reported no side effects.
Yogurt seems to be safe in breast-feeding women when used in normal food amounts, but researchers haven't adequately studied the safety of intravaginal use of yogurt during breast-feeding. It's best to avoid intravaginal use if you are nursing.
Weakened immune system: There is some concern live bacteria in yogurt might reproduce unchecked, causing illness in people with weakened immune systems, such as people with HIV/AIDS or organ transplant recipients. Lactobacillus in yogurt has caused disease, but rarely, in people with weakened immune systems. To be on the safe side, if you have a weakened immune system, avoid eating large amounts of yogurt that contain live bacteria for prolonged periods of time without advice from your healthcare professional.
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