According to some statistics and surveys from 5 and 15% of people that can be considered healthy have symptoms SIBO. In addition, 8 out of 10 people who are dealing with IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) have SIBO. People who claim to have intestinal problems, feel bloated and uncomfortable regardless of the food they eat, often have SIBO.
What exactly SIBO?
SIBO is a term used to describe the overgrowth of bacteria located in the small intestine. When the bowel is working correctly, the number of bacteria in this area is very small. Furthermore, the number of bacteria located in the large intestine is much higher.
When food starts to go through the digestive track enters the small intestine, where it dissolves into smaller pieces and this is the area where nutrients are absorbed.
After that, the food passes into the large intestine where more bacteria exposed and this is where the intestine absorbs water again and the rest of the food concentrates and prepares it for the stool.
People SIBO experienced unusually high level of bacteria in the small intestine. If everything is normal, these bacteria must be located in the large intestine. Excessive bacteria fed food wastes in the small intestine before food is completely dissolved, absorbed nutrients. Their diet leads to pain, bloating, diarrhea, constipation and gas.
Overgrowth of bacteria also leads to inflammation that has negative effects on the lining of the small intestine. This is why we experience down the absorption of specific nutrients such as vitamin A, D and B12 and increased food intolerance and inflammation in different body parts.
What leads Sibö?
There are many reasons why the number of bacteria that lives naturally in the small intestine increases. Some causes of SIBO include the use of birth control pills, antibiotics, medications, antacids, drinking large amounts of alcohol frequently and low amount of acid in the stomach.
Symptoms SIBO – How is detected and SIBO
The basic test to determine the presence of SIBO is breath test?. This test evaluates the amount of methane and hydrogen created by the bacteria is released from the lungs.
In order to carry out this test, people drink based on fluid lactulose . This is actually a sugar that can be dissolved only by the bacteria. When the bacteria “eat” lactulose, create a gas that can give us a clear view of the presence of methane and hydrogen in the system. Another test that can diagnose SIBO is breath test with glucose. However, this test only applies to determine the level of bacteria in the first couple of feet of the small intestine because this is where glucose is absorbed.
How to deal with SIBO?
If you have any of the symptoms SIBO, must find a way to stop and eliminate the overgrowth of bacteria in this part of the digestive system. conventional doctors rely on pharmaceutical antibiotics, while naturopathic doctors rely on natural herbal antibiotics.
There are many different remedies, but most of them contain allicin (found in garlic), oregano, berberine, olive leaf extract and other similar herbs with strong antimicrobial properties.
Another thing that is important when symptoms are detected SIBO is to weaken the defense mechanism of bacteria known as biofilms with the help of supplements (NAC) and specific enzymes.
change is needed in the diet because this way we can deprive bacteria of food and debilitating symptoms when we are eliminating them. Many experts advise people to use low FODMAP diet – a diet based on low amounts of fermentable foods. Another good diet for SIBO is the specific Carb Diet.
Upon completion of the treatment should be performed once again breath tests in order to be sure that the problem is gone. After that, you should use probiotics in order to help your intestines are filled with the right amount of good bacteria. In addition, L-glutamine use proteins to cure the coating.
SIBO tends to return more than half of the patients, which is crucial to regulate their eating habits and patterns and eliminate all things that can lead to SIBO.