What is SIBO?

Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) is a condition that occurs when excessive amounts of bacteria are present in the small intestine. Although it’s completely normal for some bacteria to be present in the gut, many issues can arise when bacterial overgrowth occurs. Let’s take a look at some of the symptoms of SIBO, as well as what you can do to prevent and treat this common disorder.

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Common Symptoms of Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)

  • Frequent bloating after most meals
  • Excessive gas
  • Diarrhea, abdominal pain/cramps
  • Constipation

If you’re suffering from any of these symptoms, you may have struggled to find a doctor who will actually treat your issues instead of giving you medications that do nothing but mask the symptoms for a little while. With SIBO, it’s very important to treat the condition at the root cause instead of masking the symptoms. Side effects of medication can be hard to live with, and the medications themselves can be expensive. By working with the doctors at BioDesign Wellness Center, you’ll be able to avoid medication and treat the root cause of your SIBO with a natural approach.

Our Approach to Your Health and Well-being

1. Discover

Together we will meet to discuss your health goals so that we, as practitioners, can design a personalized plan to help you achieve those goals. We will also use comprehensive lab testing such as hormones, vitamin levels and brain testing to discover the root cause of your symptoms. Addressing the root cause is key to being able to create long-lasting results.

2. Restore

In this phase, our practitioners design a personalized plan for you based the 5 Pillars of Health (Nutrition, Fitness, Gut Health, Stress Management & Hormones). Addressing all five pillars is the best way to achieve long-lasting results. The first step is a detox, which every person needs in order to allow their body to fully be available to heal itself. Then, based on your goals and lab results, our medical team will guide you one-on-one or virtually through each additional step of your plan to ensure you have all the support you need. We will not only help you resolve your chronic health issues, but we will remove the confusion that is out there about how to truly live a healthy life.

3. Optimize

Now that the foundation for your health has been repaired, it’s time to fine-tune your plan in order to sustain your results. The process starts with follow-up lab tests so we can evaluate how to fine-tune your treatment plan. This often includes the reduction of old medications, adding in revitalizing hormones and creating a healthy lifestyle plan that allows you to sustain your results for a lifetime. You will be empowered with the tools and support from our team to help you become the best version of yourself, so you can live a healthier and happier life!

Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) is a condition that occurs when excessive amounts of bacteria are present in the small intestine. Although signs and symptoms of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth may vary per individual, the common signs to look out for are loss of appetite, abdominal pain, malnutrition, diarrhea, frequent bloating after meals, and unintentional weight loss.
Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth is a complex and controversial topic, but we know that several diseases may trigger or are associated with it. These medical conditions include hypothyroidism, diabetes, celiac disease, HIV/AIDS, and Crohn’s disease.
Medications, lifestyle changes, and changes in diet are treatments for small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. Medications given are usually antibiotics to inhibit or reduce bacterial growth in the gut.
If untreated, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth can cause serious complications, including pain, diarrhea, nutrient deficiencies, dehydration, and malnutrition. The condition is treatable, especially with the help of proper nutrition. At BioDesign Wellness Center, we treat the root cause of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth so you can live a healthier life.
There are a number of foods that you should avoid to treat small intestinal bacterial overgrowth and its symptoms. Eliminating or reducing food high in fructose, lactose, and fructans can help you. Foods you may want to consider eliminating from your diet include high-fructose corn syrup, agave nectar, honey, soda, garlic, onions, apples, ice cream, sausage, dried fruits, grains, and peas.
Unfortunately, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth needs to be addressed to go away. Using a natural approach to treat your small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, you will be able to avoid medication and treat the root cause with the doctors at BioDesign Wellness Center.
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