Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, or SIBO as an acronym, is one of many modern ways of handling and, in some cases, explaining irritable bowel syndrome and its symptoms.
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In this Free and Inspired radio episode, get a beginner’s look at small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO).
Some estimates have SIBO positive in up to seventy per cent of IBS cases.
One study diagnosed SIBO in almost eighty per cent of people with IBS. This prevalence shows potential for those living with IBS still looking for answers.
For some people, including my patients, the concept of SIBO is new.
Its development, however, has been almost two decades in the making. Discover what SIBO is and why its symptoms can look so similar to IBS.
Similarly to IBS, signs and symptoms can present differently in different people.
Evidence points to bloating, gas, fullness (also known as distension), flatulence and diarrhoea as the most common symptoms in up to two-thirds of people experiencing SIBO.
How does SIBO develop?
Find out how SIBO develops, the parts of the digestion responsible, and the types of treatment if needed.
For example, the acidity of your stomach can play a significant role in poorly digesting your food which then travels down into the small intestine to ferment and cause bloating.
Discover what to do if you think you have SIBO.
The good news is that you can be tested for SIBO and get a quantifiable measure of its severity. This type of testing can also inform the type of SIBO you have and the treatment.
All this and more in this episode of Free and Inspired radio!
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