Specific probiotic therapy attenuates antibiotic induced visceral hypersensitivity in mice
While this is a mouse study, many human irritable bowel disease patients recall their symptoms starting shortly after antibiotic use or stressful time. These two factors can greatly alter the makeup of the bacteria in the gut. The composition of the gut can change in a matter of hours, so short term abuses to our body can greatly affect our GI health. Then, if you look at how important the GI tract is in the health of the liver, the maintanence of proper immune system balance and detoxification of toxins in the GI tract, disturbances in healthy flora can open a Pandora’s box of potential problems.
This is still one of the aggrevations I have with concern over antibiotic resistance from antibiotic overuse. It is not resistance that is the greater health concern, it is destruction of normal flora.