Dealing with digestion issues can become a tiring search to figure out what exactly is causing the problem and what to do about it. But, there has been great progress in understanding the specific underlying causes through the study of our microbiome.

The human body is host to trillions of microbes, or bacteria. Most of these are useful but may become harmful when out of balance.

People often use the two terms microbiota and microbiome interchangeably. However, this is incorrect.

The microbiota consists of a wide variety of bacteria, viruses, fungi, and other microorganisms present in a singular environment, such as the human digestive tract.

The microbiome refers to the entire habitat of the body, including its microorganisms, genomes, and the surrounding environmental conditions.

This article explores the differences between the microbiota and microbiome.

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