Posts tagged SIBO
The Microbes of SIBO

A popular health advocate proposed that all SIBO is caused by Streptococcus. If I understand his point correctly, it is not just that the bacteria overgrown in the small intestine, but it is also that Streptococcus infecting the “body system” and in particular the liver caused the overgrowth. There is a small kernel of truth to this theory, but for the most part, SIBO is way more complex than a simple Streptococcus infection.

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An Integrative Approach to Bloating

Bloating is the sensation of pressure in the abdomen WITHOUT a change in girth. A change is girth (often described as a pregnant belly look by patients) is abdominal distention. You can have bloating with abdominal distention but you may just have bloating. With abdominal distention, there is usually pain, which we call visceral hypersensitivity

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What is Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)?

If you have been diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), chances are that you actually have small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO). Normally, you have small amounts of bacteria present in your small intestine. In SIBO, the bacteria proliferate in your small intestine where they ferment sugars from your food leading to digestive symptoms.

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