SIBO (Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth) treatment New York

Many people suffer from gut problems, and they can lead to serious health issues when left untreated.

Attention to SIBO should be a top priority as not doing so can lead to serious health problems. It's also important to take note of any symptoms and seek experienced Functional Medicine doctor support if necessary.

What is SIBO?

Inflammation of the small intestine can occur because of an overgrowth of bacteria in the gut. We all have trillions of bacteria living in our gut and these play a vital part in our health and wellbeing. Some bacteria help us, while others can sometimes cause defects like digestive conditions. Bacteria can grow too much when underlying conditions cause them to get out of control. This overly large amount of bacteria is referred to as SIBO and it's typically the root cause for many types of digestive problems.

Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth is an overgrowth of the bad bacteria mostly found in the small intestine. It is very important to properly identify whether or not you have SIBO before taking steps to fix it because sometimes people mistake their gut issue for SIBO.



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SIBO Symptoms

Understanding SIBO is an important step towards regaining your health. Here are some signs of SIBO: bloating, excess gas and thin stools.

  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Bloating
  • Abdominal pain
  • Fatigue
  • Frequent burping
  • Joint pain
  • Anxiety
  • Food allergies

With how long the symptoms last, it's important to understand what they mean and if appropriate action needs to be taken. Don't hesitate to seek medical assistance as soon as possible.


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What causes SIBO?

A lot of people seem to think that their guts contain almost no bacteria. However, the truth is there are trillions of these tiny organisms living in their digestive system, and we need a healthy balance of the good and bad ones. Any factors disrupting this balance can cause some serious health problems.

Once your doctor understands the cause of SIBO then he can help you come up with a treatment plan that will work best for you.

Gut microbe imbalances are caused by a variety of reasons, such as -

  • Bad food choices
  • Physical trauma
  • Certain medications
  • Infections like EBV, lyme disease 
  • Nutritional deficiency
  • Parasites
  • Toxins in your environment like pesticides, pollution, mold toxins. 



How to Diagnose SIBO?

Current testing for SIBO is invasive and the most accurate procedure involves inserting a tube into the intestine. If you do have SIBO, doctors will then culture your sample to try to identify and type of bacteria and determine its concentration.

Testing such as the Hydrogen and Methane Breath Test (HBT) can now be performed to confirm if you have SIBO.

Having any of the breath tests, which are more sensitive than lactose-based testing, can detect SIBO.

How do You treat SIBO?

Conventional medicine often use antibiotics that resolve your SIBO issue temporarily. The downside of this is that it can cause gut microbe imbalance, resulting in various unfavorable problems

One of the goals in treating SIBO is to identify and treat underlying digestive and immune conditions. Functional Medicine doctors specialize in identifying and treating these conditions.

In order to treat SIBO, you need a well-planned protocol. 

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The 3 steps are

  • We need to first gently remove the bad bacteria from your gut. Now most of the time this is done by traditional antibiotic or rifaximin or neomycin. But in my experience treatment with these antibiotics doesn't result with complete treatment of Sibo. That's the reason I use natural herbal antibiotics that gives better.
  • Along with removing this bad bacteria we also have to ensure that we are working on the gut immunity. By working on the gut immunity we make sure that the Sibo doesn't come back.
  • Ensuring your gut balance is established with the right types of bacteria is really important for your overall health.

This protocol is perfect for those who want an effective treatment without negative side-effects. By using natural antibiotics, I can provide symptom relief that lasts for long periods of time. Studies prove that natural antibiotics are just as effective as traditional ones.

It's important to pinpoint the trigger for your SIBO. It could be any number of reasons but it is crucial that you address the underlying problem. Doctors really should know these signs about SIBO triggers, because for long-lasting relief of SIBO these triggers need to be identified and removed. 

If we don't address the underlying triggers then chances are high that you will get SIBO back soon again. I have seen patients who came back for a follow-up because their symptoms returned. It sounds like the issue wasn't fully resolved, which may have been why they needed help again.

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

Have you been experiencing gut-related problems or suspecting that you have SIBO? It's time to see a Functional Medicine doctor in New York and get your SIBO treated.


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