Medical glossary


Dysbiosis is a condition characterised by an imbalance in the intestinal flora, for example excessive or insufficient proliferation of specific gut bacteria or the presence of microorganisms that do not belong in a healthy intestine.

Dysbiosis weakens the immune system, thereby increasing susceptibility to infections. Possible causes include antibiotics, unbalanced nutrition, food intolerance or intestinal disorders like Crohn’s disease or diverticulosis.