So You Want to Know More About SIBO?

Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) is a condition where an excessive number of bacteria, that are normally in the large intestine, grow in the small intestine, leading to symptoms like bloating, gas, and abdominal pain.

Understanding SIBO is the first step to reclaiming your digestive health.

Sibo - Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth

The bacteria mentioned above, along with other single-cell organisms called archaea, ferment sugars to produce gases such as hydrogen and methane. These gases can cause a range of symptoms:

  • Bloating: A sense of fullness and discomfort, particularly 1-2 hours after carbohydrate-rich meals, is a hallmark symptom.

  • Abdominal Pain: This is often linked to bloating. As gases accumulate in the small intestine, they stretch the intestinal walls, causing significant, sometimes debilitating, pain.

  • Excessive Belching: While some belching is normal, SIBO can cause an uncomfortable and embarrassing increase in frequency.

  • Reflux: Interestingly, one suspected cause of SIBO is the prolonged use of medications for reflux symptoms. These medications can make the stomach less acidic, allowing bacteria to migrate to the small intestine and exacerbate reflux-like symptoms.

  • Flatulence: While it’s normal to pass wind, SIBO can increase both the frequency and odor, leading to social discomfort.

  • Diarrhoea/Constipation: Symptoms often mistaken for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), such as alternating episodes of diarrhoea and constipation, can also be indicative of SIBO.

Understanding these symptoms is crucial for diagnosis and subsequent treatment. If you’re experiencing these issues, it may be time to consult a healthcare professional for a comprehensive evaluation.

OK, am pretty sure I have symptoms, now what?

Don’t let your symptoms go unchecked; understanding their severity is crucial for effective treatment. A simple phone conversation with a qualified SIBO health expert can provide invaluable insights into your condition.

That’s where Brisbane Naturopaths come in. We specialize in SIBO diagnosis and treatment, and we’re just a phone call away. Don’t miss the opportunity to reclaim your health; reach out to us today for a comprehensive evaluation.

About our team

Rest assured, you’re in capable hands with Brisbane Naturopaths. Our exceptional team—comprising Karen, Nicola, and Sarah—holds advanced degrees in Clinical Nutrition, Naturopathy, and SIBO. With years of experience treating conditions like IBS and SIBO, they are not just practitioners; they are experts in their fields.

Our approach is as unique as you are. We offer individualized, holistic treatment plans that are rigorously supported by scientific evidence. We don’t just make recommendations; we collaborate with integrative medical professionals to ensure you receive the most comprehensive treatment possible. Together, we form a dedicated team committed to helping you feel your absolute best.

The future

The future is bright, especially when it comes to conquering SIBO—and yes, it’s absolutely curable with the right team by your side. At Brisbane Naturopaths, we begin with a straightforward breath test to diagnose your condition, analyzing hydrogen and methane levels to pinpoint the presence of SIBO.

Once diagnosed, we delve into understanding the nuances of your specific case. This allows us to craft an individualized treatment plan tailored just for you, setting you on the path to complete recovery.

Why not take the first step towards a SIBO-free life today? We offer a complimentary, no-obligation Discovery Call. Trust us, it’s the most empowering call you’ll ever make for your health.


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