SIBO – Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth
A common and treatable cause of stomach bloating
I am seeing an ever-increasing number of patients with this condition in clinical practice. The main presenting symptom being chronic bloating, which isn’t my biggest concern for the health of patients. It’s what often comes along with it i.e. poor nutrient absorption, fatigue, malnutrition.
This condition is often overlooked and misdiagnosed as the presenting symptoms are so common. Now, with advancements in technology, there are laboratory tests that can conclusively diagnose SIBO and treatment can be commenced as soon as possible. It’s very important to confirm a diagnosis of SIBO through laboratory testing and exclude other causes of the patient’s symptoms and pathology.
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Yours in health,
Miroslav Ivanovic BHSc