Parents using yeast for children in the wrong way cause anorexia to worsen

Many parents often use yeast when their children are anorexic. Many people have confused digestive enzymes with probiotics and caused anorexia in children not to be improved, even acute diarrhea, fatigue, and weakness.

Using yeast requires a doctor's opinion

Dr. Phan Bich Nga - National Institute of Nutrition said, similar to drugs, digestive enzymes and probiotics also need to consult a doctor before use. Digestive enzymes are prescribed by doctors when determining that children lack digestive enzymes, or want to enhance the ability to digest food in children with poor absorption, anorexia, newly sick children, weak physical strength, poor digestive system. full yeast secretion

However, digestive enzymes are only used for a certain period of time, do not use digestive enzymes for a long time because they can reduce the body's natural enzyme excretion, making the body dependent on the supply of enzymes. provided from outside.

Probiotics contain beneficial bacteria, which are introduced into the intestine to compensate and restore the balance of intestinal bacteria. The addition of probiotics, to improve resistance and enhance intestinal function. Probiotics are prescribed by the doctor after the balance in the intestinal flora is disturbed leading to a mixed bacteria disorder (common in patients who have just been treated with antibiotics), with the manifestation of raw stools, diarrhea, etc. diarrhea, indigestion, abdominal distension, digestive disorders...

Harm when confused between probiotics and digestive enzymes

According to Dr. Phan Bich Nga, the confusion between the two types of digestive enzymes and probiotics, or sometimes not knowing what kind of food is being given to the child, only knowing collectively as digestive enzymes will cause digestive problems as well. like the child's eating situation has not improved, even worse. After being infected with COVID-19, children often lose their appetite because the SARS-CoV-2 virus attacks the digestive system. The SARS-CoV-2 virus attacks the ACE 2 enzyme and causes abnormal symptoms leading to anorexia in children.

In many cases, because their children are anorexic, many mothers have voluntarily bought digestive enzymes for their children to drink because they have heard that it has a stimulating effect on appetite. Children were given yeast for a long time, but their anorexia did not improve, and even had acute diarrhea, fatigue, and weakness.

Dr. Phan Bich Nga made a recommendation: In fact, digestive enzymes are also a drug and should be prescribed by a doctor. Many parents overuse digestive enzymes because they think they will digest food well and stimulate appetite, so there's no harm in letting their children use it for a long time. This is typical of digestive enzyme abuse.

The human body itself can produce digestive enzymes to digest food. If children use digestive enzymes for a long time, it will make the body "lazy" not produce digestive enzymes, over time will reduce capacity and become stagnant. At this time, the baby's body will have to depend for life on digestive enzymes to be introduced. The duration of using digestive enzymes should not exceed 10-15 days.

Digestive enzymes should not be given to children under 6 months of age because at this age the child's digestive system is not stable, which can easily lead to diarrhea if used incorrectly, affecting the child's digestive tract later on.

Source: Health and Life Newspaper