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SIBO (It's not just a funny word)

Posted by Alexia Prokopiou on

SIBO stands for small intestine bacterial overgrowth. This is not just a bacterial overgrowth but more so a bacterial location problem. SIBO sufferers have large amounts of bacteria in their small intestine that are normally found in the large intestine or colon. These bacteria create symptoms by producing either methane or hydrogen. The role of bacteria is to eat carbohydrates or ferment carbs. When this excess of bacteria consumes these carbs they turn them into acids and gas. The gas that is produces is what triggers symptoms of SIBO. Mal-absorption also occurs as the SIBO bacteria is now stealing your...

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