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Gut Microbiome Functional Integrative Nutritional Medicine Adelaide

Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth


Conquer Your Gut Challenges: Uncover and Overcome

As an expert in gut health, I understand the profound impact that imbalances in the delicate ecosystem of the digestive tract can have on your overall wellbeing. One such imbalance that I frequently see in my patients is Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth, or SIBO.

SIBO occurs when there is an overgrowth of certain bacterial species in the small intestine, disrupting the delicate balance that should exist. This can trigger a wide range of uncomfortable and debilitating symptoms, from digestive distress like diarrhea, constipation, bloating and cramps, to systemic issues like joint pain, skin conditions, fatigue, and even mood disorders.

In fact, research shows that SIBO may be the underlying cause in up to 70% of cases of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) – a condition that affects 11% of the population. So for many struggling with persistent gut troubles, getting to the root of SIBO is absolutely essential.

But identifying and addressing SIBO requires specialized testing and a comprehensive, multifaceted treatment approach. Through advanced breath testing, we can determine the specific bacterial imbalances at play, as well as whether you’re dealing with a hydrogen-dominant or methane-dominant form of SIBO. This informs the tailored plan we’ll put in place to bring your gut microbiome back into balance.

Treatment may involve a combination of antimicrobial herbs, dietary modifications, supplementation to support bile flow and digestion, and techniques to stimulate the migrating motor complex that clears bacteria from the small intestine. By taking a fully holistic approach, we can not only eliminate the SIBO, but also heal the gut lining and establish lasting harmony in your digestive system.

If you’re struggling with ongoing gut issues like those I described, I encourage you to book an appointment. I’m passionate about empowering patients to overcome SIBO and related conditions through personalized, evidence-based care. With the right testing and treatment plan, you can find relief from your symptoms and reclaim your health and vitality. Let’s work together to uncover the root cause and get you back on the path to thriving.