Genova Lab Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth SIBO Breath TestGSD5000
Genova Lab Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth SIBO Breath Test
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Genova Lab SIBO Small Intestine Bacteria Overgrowth Breath Test
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A simple, non-invasive test that detects overgrowth of bacteria in small intestine, a common condition that often underlies chronic symptoms of maldigestion and malabsorption, including bloating, gas, diarrhea, irregularity and abdominal pain.
Overgrowth of bacteria in the small intestine is a serious digestive disorder that can prevent nutrient absorption and lead to many health problems. Although widespread, it is frequently unsuspected in cases of chronic bowel problems and carbohydrate intolerance because its symptoms often mimic other disorders. Often this condition is associated with reduced intestinal motility which is a slower transit of food stuffs through the bowels caused by fiber inadequacy or digestive imbalances.
The Overgrowth of Bacteria test for the small intestine is a Breath Test. The test for the small intestine is appropriate when there are unexplained abdominal symptoms, low tolerance of sweet or starchy foods, fiber, or friendly flora supplements. This test for small intestine malfunction is also important for differentiating the cause of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), the most commonly diagnosed gastro intestinal disorder, affecting about 20 percent of the general population. Studies suggest that as many as 50 percent to 75 percent of people with Irritable Bowel Syndrome have bacteria in small intestine overgrowth as demonstrated by hydrogen breath testing.
The test for small intestine functionality measures both hydrogen and methane produced by bacteria in the small intestine. Higher levels of these gases in the breath indicate an increase in bacteria growth in the small intestine. Once overgrowth of bacteria in small intestine has been detected it is then possible to use helpful strategies involving diet, digestive support, use of friendly bacteria or probiotics and anti-microbials that can be used to treat the small intestine bacteria overgrowth. Successful removal of the overgrowth of bacteria in the small intestine has been shown to reduce bloating, gas, diarrhea, and abdominal pain more effectively than many other treatments for Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
Because overgrowth of bacteria in small intestine may sometimes manifest silently without any overt clinical signs even those without clear symptoms of gastro intestinal distress may benefit from testing. Without proper detection and treatment unsuspected overgrowth can gradually lead to systemic disorders such as altered intestinal permeability also known as leaky gut syndrome or anemia and weight loss, progressive bone thinning, poor digestive function, bacterial translocation which causes immune dysfunction and toxic overload and malnutrition.
Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth often mimics acute flare-ups in those with Crohns Disease.
Its not easy to know that you have SIBO from the symptoms. - Anonymous
"DO this but dont do that" I get so confused, Im not educated for all this I just want answers and to be healthy. - Anonymous
I am SO happy that I found out about this test - I couldn't understand why the stool test came out negative - the bacteria was in my SMALL intestine a. - Anonymous
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