Love the ‘Good Bacteria’

Love the ‘Good Bacteria’ 31January

Written by:

Roger Rose, RPh, Director of Pharmacy Services, Wickenburg Community Hospital

Probiotics are “good” bacteria used to help maintain a healthy gut, which in turn helps strengthen the immune system. When the gut flora becomes disrupted or wiped out, through such things as antibiotic use and chronic stress, pathogenic bacteria have the opportunity to settle. This can lead to a cascade of catastrophic events such as intestinal hyper-permeability, systemic inflammation, and insulin resistance. Probiotics help to restore balance, and have also been shown to help manage skin problems such as eczema, rosacea, and psoriasis. There are many strains of probiotics, and the type and strength you take determine the benefits. Your local pharmacist can help you select the probiotic that is best for you.



Primary Care

Community Hospital Clinics are located in Wickenburg, Wittmann, and Congress. We sincerely follow our mission to provide quality health and wellness services where the patient, family, and community come first.

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Emergency Care

Our 8 bed Emergency Room department is fully staffed with emergency physicians, nurses, and ER specialists. Your wait time is typically measured in minutes not hours as in the larger metropolitan hospitals.

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Surgical Services

Wickenburg Community Hospital provides a wide variety of surgical care and treatment. We serve a vibrant and active community who favors quality health care close to home.

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