March 2015 - Alliance Integrative Medicine

March 2015

SIBO Explained

“A study published in 2003 showed that 84% of IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) sufferers have SIBO.”

SIBO, or Small Intestinal Bowel Overgrowth, is a chronic bacterial infection that affects the lining of the small intestine resulting in a “leaky gut”. When our gut is working normally, as we digest food the bacteria gets transported along to our large intestine to be eliminated. If this system is disrupted and bacteria is leftover in the small intestine, we may begin to see these signs.

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