SIBO is among the newest acronym in Medicine. It stands for Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth. Currently, it is one of chief cause of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).

This condition affects 1 in every 5 Americans. It is a critical health condition. You need to learn more about it.

What is SIBO?

It comes about once a bacterium living in the large Intestine migrates upwards to multiply inside the small intestine. It then ferments starches before they are digested causing heartburn, bloating, gas and other IBS symptoms.

These bacteria are able to harm the small intestinal walls, which will result in altered mobility, nutrient malabsorption, and intestinal hyperpermeability.

What Causes of SIBO?

SIBO comes into being for various reasons. Most of the time it is initiated by serious food poisoning.

Too much food poisoning will trigger bacteria such as Salmonella, which releases toxins that damages the MMC (Migrating Motor Complex). The Migrating Motor Complex is a group of instinctive cleansing waves which sweeps the digestive region.

Once it has been damaged bacteria will move upwards with ease.

An overdose of opiates, antibiotics, and acid-blockers can also cause SIBO. In addition, alteration of the intestinal path via adhesion, diverticulitis, and surgery creates avenues through which bacteria can navigate through causing SIBO.

It is very important to curb such a possibility from occurring.


Use of antibiotic, which is lively in small intestines. This antibiotic cannot be taken in steadily nor will it kill good bacteria found in the large Intestine.

Furthermore, there is a botanical protocol well suited to cure SIBO. It displays the same remission rate as the active antibiotic.

You can also choose to use natural remedies in treating SIBO.

This is possible through eating less ferment-able vitamins and carbohydrates; these foods enhance digestion hence acting as a preventative solution for SIBO.

What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

This health dysfunction emanates from various causes. Below are some of the causes of this torment.

Inflamed intestines. Inflammation of Intestines plays a major role in causing IBS. Usually, it is associated with excruciating pain and too much diarrhea.

Severe diarrhea. IBS is bound to occur immediately after severe diarrhea brought about by a virus or bacteria. Also, a high number of bacteria located in the large intestines will cause IBS.

Prolonged Muscle Contractions. They usually cause the release of gas, diarrhea and bloating. Weaker contractions will minimize food passage speed hence causing IBS.

Here are some IBS Symptoms 

  • The release of too much gas
  • Availability of mucus in the stool
  • Increased abdominal pain, bloating or cramping
  • Constipation or diarrhea

Are There Preventative Solutions for IBS?

Some of these solutions are simply natural help to help you combat IBS. If you follow them earnestly you will be able to put this condition to rest. They include:

  • Training. It helps in getting rid of distractions and worries that might contribute to IBS.
  • Biofeedback. It gives you information concerning the progress of your body parts. With this information, you can easily adjust certain muscles hence reducing IBS risks.   Counseling. Advice gotten from here will help you in terms of maintaining a better diet and cherishing exercises.

IBS and SIBO are some of the most dangerous diseases to live with. It is important to take all the necessary preventive measures in a bid to avoid these health issues.

IBS & SIBO Summit Sept. 2018