How Do You Know If You Have SIBO?
SIBO tends to be under-diagnosed. This is because most people learn to live with the discomfort of regular gas and bloating, often aided by over-the-counter medications. Fortunately, there is an easy at home breath test by Genova that can aid in diagnosis.
Did you know that 80% of people who are diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are also said to have SIBO.
Common symptoms of SIBO may include:
- Abdominal discomfort
What Causes SIBO?
SIBO is typically the result of a poor diet including excessive sugar, refined carbohydrates, and alcohol. However, diet is not the only contributing factor for SIBO. Other causes of SIBO may include low stomach acid, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), prior bowel surgery, excessive antibiotics and diabetes.
Is There a Test for SIBO?
If one or a combination of symptoms occurs fairly regularly, you may warrant further investigation. You can take an at home test, like the Genova Lab Bacterial Overgrowth in Small Intestine Breath Test.
This home test is a non-invasive way to detect bacterial overgrowth in the small bowel. It’s also easy to do, and it can be administered in the comfort of your own home and at your convenience.
What are Some Problems that Occur When SIBO Goes Untreated?
Besides the irritating and sometimes debilitating symptoms of discomfort associated with SIBO, overtime you can become malnourished. This is due to a malabsorption of nutrients, particularly fat-soluble vitamins and iron. Click Here to read more about this from DR. AXE.
Remember, if you experiencing digestive symptoms your body is trying to tell you something. Get to the root cause of these symptoms today.
There are many different ways to naturally approach healing SIBO. First and foremost, you should address making some dietary changes. Click Here to see specific recipe books for dealing with digestive conditions.
Click Here to read our natural protocol for dealing with Symptoms of SIBO.