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SIBO

Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth

SIBO stands for Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth and has been more recently identified as a common cause of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).  Bacteria is healthy to populate the large intestine and certain beneficial bacteria is okay to live in the small intestine. However, an overgrowth of bacteria in the small intestine can be problematic and has been identified as a common cause of gas, bloating, chronic fatigue, joint pain, food allergies/sensitivities, anemia and many other symptoms.  At present, the list of symptoms and diseases associated with SIBO tally well over 100! Identifying the presence and type of SIBO is done with a breath test completed at home and treatment can often be tailored to support the patient with a blend of targeted antibiotics or botanicals and dietary improvements.