Top 5 Clues SIBO Is The Cause of Your IBS

gut health ibs sibo Jul 12, 2017

If you have IBS and suffer constantly from bloating and gas, despite making necessary dietary and lifestyle changes, then there may be more going on then you think.

In a number of studies, SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth) has been identified as the underlying cause to IBS. An important factor to distinguish, considering that when SIBO is treated, it can restore digestive function and stop IBS symptoms.

Top 5 Clues SIBO Is The Cause of Your IBS

There are some common signs that when present increase the likelihood of SIBO. The more risk factors you have, the more likely SIBO is contributing to your health complaints.

Some of these signs include:

  1. Celiac disease that doesn’t improve on a gluten free diet
  2. Constipation that is worse with fiber
  3. History of food poisoning or other gut infections (within 6 to 24 months)
  4. Low iron or other nutritional deficiencies refractive to supplementation
  5. Symptoms better with antibiotics

Although these factors give practitioners clues into the development of SIBO, there may be other co-infections or comorbidities that exist, so it is always a good idea to have a qualified healthcare practitioner assess your symptoms for proper diagnosis.

To properly identify if SIBO is present, the current gold standard is through the hydrogen breath test. This test can identify the type of gas being produced, the quantity and indirectly the type of bacteria leading to the symptoms.

Contact us today at [email protected] to get your test kit and identify the cause to your IBS.
In best of health,

Dr. Robyn Murphy
The IBS Academy

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