SIBO (Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth) treatment Northern Virginia

SIBO (Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth) treatment

Most people have had problems with their guts for years. If left untreated, these gut issues can lead to a variety of health problems.

SIBO, or Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth, is a problem in the gut that can lead to serious health problems.

What is SIBO?

SIBO refers to a condition in which there is an excessive amount of bacteria in your stomach.

There are trillions of bacteria in the gut that is essential for the proper functioning of our bodies. You can divide these bacteria into good bacteria or bad bacteria. There is an overgrowth in bad bacteria due to certain underlying conditions. SIBO is caused by the overgrowth of bad bacteria.

SIBO is characterized by an overgrowth of or excess of bad bacteria in the small intestine.

Although it's very different to IBS, SIBO is often misdiagnosed as IBS.

It is important to identify and treat any gut issues early in order to improve your overall health.



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SIBO Symptoms

How can you tell if you have SIBO? These are some symptoms that could indicate SIBO.

  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Bloating
  • Abdominal pain
  • Even after small meals, you feel full
  • Fatigue
  • Frequent burping
  • Joint pain
  • Anxiety
  • Allergies to food

Although these symptoms might seem to be normal at first, it is important that you know if they persist for longer periods of time. Seek medical attention immediately.

What causes SIBO?

Your gut is home to trillions of bacterias. It is vital that you maintain a healthy balance between the good and the bad bacteria. This balance can be disturbed by changing your lifestyle or eating habits.

Your Functional Medicine doctor can help you understand the root cause of your SIBO problem and provide the best treatment.

Various factors that can be the cause for your gut microbe imbalance include -

  • Bad food choices
  • Traumas to the body
  • Some medications
  • Infections like EBV
  • Nutritional deficiency
  • Parasites
  • Toxins in the environment


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How to Diagnose SIBO?

A biopsy of your intestines was the best way to determine if SIBO has occurred.

With the development of more sophisticated tests, it is possible to do simple breath tests to diagnose SIBO. This test is known as Hydrogen and Methane breath Test. This test measures the amount of hydrogen in your breath and determines if you have SIBO.

Other breath tests include lactose and glucose breath tests.

The lactose test is my favorite among them all. It's more sensitive and specific in diagnosing SIBO.

How do You treat SIBO?

Conventional medicine uses antibiotics to kill the bad bacteria. This will temporarily resolve SIBO symptoms.

The downside is that antibiotics can kill not only bad bacteria, but also cause imbalance in the gut microbiome. This can cause SIBO and other problems.

Functional Medicine Doctors make a comprehensive treatment plan for SIBO.

I have created a 3-step comprehensive protocol to heal your body, and treat SIBO.

The 3 step treatment plan includes -

  • Reduce inflammation in your gut to improve your immunity.
  • Get rid of the bad bacteria that has grown to be too much
  • Good bacteria can restore your gut microbe balance



This protocol does not include Harsh antibiotics, which can have many side effects. Instead, I use natural herbal antibiotics which have been proven equally effective in treating SIBO. Research studies have shown that natural oral antibiotics may provide a more lasting relief from SIBO symptoms.

It is also important to determine the root cause of SIBO. This is a critical step that most doctors overlook. We can identify the root cause of SIBO using a variety of testing methods and help you reverse it.

Restoring healthy microbiome balance is the last thing you need to do. Without this, SIBO can quickly return within a few weeks or months. SIBO symptoms have returned in many patients who I have seen. Their doctor did not help them restore their microbiome balance.

Get to know about this 3 step protocol to treat SIBO here.

The right approach to SIBO treatment is provided by our clinic. For quality care, visit us today. For more information or to determine if you are eligible, contact Dr. Anshul Gupta in Northern Virginia for a remote consultation. He offers a virtual consultation at the most convenient time for you. Are you looking to find a doctor who can diagnose and treat SIBO in Northern Virginia? You have come to the right place. Dr. Anshul Gopta is one of the most respected doctors in the world!

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