Restore stomach acid: Restoring the acidity of chyme entering the small intestine is crucial for inhibiting bacterial overgrowth. I am more often approaching large intestine (your parasite), stomach, liver/gallbladder, and general gut/microbiome health before “tackling” the SIBO – the SIBO grew there for a reason. Tagged With: #bloating, #constipation, #diarhhea, #digestive symptoms, #SIBO, #small intestine bacteria overgrowth
You know, I’m relieved to hear you and one of your docs came to the the decision that SIBO is still widely misunderstood (trendy tooo) and has flawed testing methods. One of the most amazing posts I’ve read in a long time! wish this health frustration on anyone, it’s comforting to hear stories from others who struggle with it. My functional medicine doctor told me I have SIBO as well as hypochlorhydria, and the amount of pills she wanted me to take was too much for me to handle. I’ve been struggling with digestive issues for the past few years and this is SO on point.
I knew that I had purchased some e-book about healing my gut, but could not remember the name of it… so I searched my emails and the e-book never came up, but an email from someone I did not recognize as having subscribed to their new letter. Relieving stress was a HUGE player for me… after 6 months, I was finding healing. I was in a very toxic marriage and after 2 years, I became very sick with digestive issues and all kinds of stress.
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Any suggestions would be appreciated, thank you for all the information you’re putting out here, I felt helpless to a point and your info has given me some hope, I’ve been read as much about sibo online as I can, and I’m wondering if I now know more about sibo than the GI MD. intergestion or sick feeling in my Esophagus, I even have tension in my neck on the left side , could be stress related, I guess , I’ve had extremely anxiety since all this started, my doctor has put me on meds for it because I was falling apart. I controlled leaky gut with lecithin enema (after bowel movement), or oral lecithin+Alli, and one time with Protectyn (pricey at sufficient dose).
which I believe to be severe gut problems or food allergies, stress from this tragic unexpected time in my life… I have some appointments with a endocrinologist, a gastroenterologist, psychologist/neurologist, allergist, acupuncture… thank you for your recommendations on some doctors. Anyways, after reading this I’m starting to think it may be connected to bacterial overgrowth in my small intestine but will have to do some more research.
The body has many protective mechanisms to keep bacteria under control, including stomach acidity and intestinal motility, the ability for the intestine to move its contents downstream at an appropriate speed. The normal bacteria (flora) of the gut, perform important functions, helping to digest certain vitamins like folic acid and vitamin K, and they protect the intestine from being invaded by disease causing bacteria. SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth) Causes, Symptoms, Treatments, and Diet Center
I’ve reviewed the contents of this summary with Mark for accuracy; he thought it was a great addition to the material he’s put on the web. By far, the most interesting insights came from about 100 emails plus a 1 hour in-person discussions with Mark Pimentel, who is arguably the world’s #1 expert on SIBO.
- PPIs are a cause of iatrogenic SIBO—25% of long-term PPI patients develop SIBO symptoms over time with a 2.3 increased risk of SIBO.
- I really just want to sort out my gut health as I know it will improve other issues I deal with (insomnia!) but I guess life has a different plan for me.
- One thing i wanted to ask was whether you considered coffee enemas during sibo treatment…or even afterwards?It was one good advise i managed to stick to as at the moment i do not have to use laxatives to help with regularity….many thanks for all your advice which i am going to useand my best wishes to you.
- Unlike the large intestine (also known as the gut or colon), which contains most of your gut bacteria, the small intestine should not have a large amount of bacteria.
In fact, as many as 84% of people diagnosed with IBS, have SIBO. SIBO is an issue for many people, especially those who suffer from IBS and other underlying conditions such as diabetes, immunodeficiency, Crohn’s disease and rheumatoid arthritis. SIBO occurs when there is an excess presence of bacteria in the small intestine. In my experience of working with people who have been diagnosed with IBS or other digestive disorders, there is usually an underlying issue. If you regularly experience digestive symptoms such as bloating, flatulence, constipation, diarrhoea or pain, it is often labelled as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).
When this process takes place in the small intestine it can lead to significant discomfort. In some instances, it is due to food sensitivities or an underlying parasite infection.
I’m sharing my own experience so you can see what my own healing journey looked like, but yours might look different. GERD is what happens when your stomach acid frequently flows back into esophagus, which is the tube connecting your mouth and stomach. But when you’re under 50 and experience reflux, it’s typically a sign of gut inflammation. What is an esophageal sphincter?” It’s a muscle that separates the esophagus from the stomach, and it can lose elasticity as you age. For a while my gut inflammation manifested as severe acid reflux, which is a symptom of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
I’ve written about small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) in my last three posts. When bacteria migrate back to the small intestine or reproduce there for other reasons, it can lead to digestive stress, poor absorption of nutrients, and even to the leaky intestinal syndrome. Research now suggests that SIBO (also known as small intestinal bacterial overgrowth) may account for as much as 78% of IBS cases.
This doesn’t mean SIBO is causing these conditions, but it may be associated in their development. SIBO Diet: What to Eat and What to Avoid | Healthpath
SIBO often happens because of lack of movement of the small intestine. from time to time, and I pay the price each time from the issues SIBO creates.