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Be careful: "Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth" is usually a "pop" diagnosis made by non-evidence-based practitioners as an explanation for everything. You'll be offered a host of treatments but will never be cured or feel well. Without a jejunal aspirate showing a huge number of bacteria, the diagnosis isn't established. It's your money and your health. Please be discerning. ...Read more
SIBO: Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth is believed to be caused by structural damage or disturbances in the normal motility of the intestinal tract such as can occur with diabetes, age and diseases in which scarring occurs as in inflammatory bowel diseases. SIBO is felt to cause many symptoms and deficiency states and its diagnosis and treatment is best supervised by a specialist in this condition ...Read more
SIBO: Or small intestinal bacterial overgrowth remains a poorly understood disease. Symptoms vary ranging from very mild to chronic diarrhea, weight loss and malabsorption. Overlap with other conditions including motility disorders and irritable bowel syndrome is likely. The optimal treatment regimen remains elusive. Antibiotics are imperfect. Partner with a skilled Gastroenterologist to optimize. ...Read more
No, so far as known: Good question! But it is nice to know why and how you know you have a distended gallbladder, which is usually suspected on imaging study like US, CT... Have you been bothered by gallbladder disorders? More on SIBO? Go to https://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Small_intestinal_bacterial_overgrowth, in which I could not find a definite answer to your question. More? To http://formefirst. Com/onLifeBasics. Html ...Read more
Lost 100 pounds 10 years ago with gbp surgery, have regained most. I desperately want to lose again, but can't seem to. Have sibo but no other issue?
Fad diagnoses: Both diagnoses are passed out by "independent medical thinkers" without any evidence whatever. Accept either diagnosis, and you will never feel well again. Systemic candida is a myth unless you are gravely sick. Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth can't be diagnosed without an aspirate. Both cults encourage people to consider themselves incurably sick and needing intense management. It's bunk. ...Read more
Sure...: There's no standard symptoms. Breath testng is usually diagnostic in identifying sibo. For others, symptom response to empiric antibiotics aimed at treating suspected sibo may be equally helpful. ...Read more
1. Be certain symptoms are caused by sibo. See health care provider, have hydrogen breath test (test does have limits too)
if sibo documented and symptoms related--may warrant:
2. Course of antibiotic Rifaximin or neomycin if the Rifaximin is too expensive.
3. Improve bowel motility
4. Consider diet such as low fodmaps diet for ibs or, possibly, scd. ...Read more
FructoseMalabsoption: Is difficulty digesting fructose and can cause abdominal pain, gas, bloating and diarrhea. Restricting dietary fructose can help. Sibo (small intestine bacterial overgrowth), chemotherapy or irradiation, excess dietary fructose, heredity (inherited or acquired abnormality of fructose transporting protein glut-5) may be causes. It may be correlated with depression. Best regards. ...Read more
Sibo: Please specify what you mean by "sibo" symptoms/. ...Read more
SIBO: The bacterial biome is very complex and interdependent. The wrong bacteria in sibo alter the normal vowel functioning. A short trial of antiiotics followed. Y proviotics will probable help unless there are other issues to be un coved by a gastroenferologist. Don't know whether mangochip diet is good. ...Read more
Can sibo cause fructose malabsorption? Meaning, if the sibo is cured could it improve fructose malabsorption?
Maybe, but...: Malabsorption is complex and may reflect bacterial fermentation from sibo, small bowel inflammation or mucosal disease (lots of causes), GI transit issues, pancreatic enzyme activity and sufficiency, etc. A fructose re-trial on your part after sibo eradication may be worthwhile. ...Read more
I know that with SIBO it can be treated with antibiotics, but I was wondering what other approaches are there.
Dietary changes and: Probiotics - but if sxs truly attributable to SIBO, course of Abx would be best - then maintenance. Also, controlling any other disease processes to the extent possible. ...Read more
I just finished a round of rifaximin for SIBO & I am feeling much better. What can I do to prevent SIBO from returning?
At least once a day I have what appears to be semen in my urine. I have previously been diagnosed with SIBO. Could it be related?
What is the success rate for Xifaxan (rifaximin) for a permanent cure of SIBO after one use? I'm reading so many different numbers.
Maybe temporary fix: If U have ibs due to sibo (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth)--antibiotics like xifaxan (rifaximin) may help (is being studied 4 repeat use). Sibo may also occur from anatomic variations in the small bowel, altered small bowel motility, or a variety of systemic conditions that prevent permanent cure (e.g. The bacteria just grow back). Xifaxan (rifaximin) is also curative for C.difficile in appropriate dose & setting. ...Read more
Originally SIBO positive then later Lactose test positive and now Fructose test positive. What's going on? Can't eat anything without suffering.
SIBO. Lactose/fructo: Been treated for SIBO? There may be alteration in intestinal bacteria that is affecting digestion, though the lactose intolerance may be more permanent, GI motility as Reglan (metoclopramide) may help check immune markers like ANA. anti centromere, HLA B27 for autoimmune process, lupus, AS, behcets, sceleroderma, even POTS)- as they involve GI Also try probiotic. f/u/ w/ doc ...Read more
I'm taking Xifaxan (rifaximin) for SIBO. 550mg 3x a day for 14 days. I'm having a really hard time on the pills. Would it be ok to take 2 pills a day instead of 3?
Okay as twice a day.:
A few questions:
What makes taking the Xifacan three times a day difficult for you?
How long have you been on the drug?
Has a culture been done on your fences?
What are the symptoms you're having?
Have been on any other antibiotics for your SIBO?
You can take Xifacan twice a day and assess the differences in symptoms. Diet is also very important. Ask WebMd re: diet ...Read more
Please clarify: What do you mean by SIBO?Get a more detailed answer ›
Potential Cause IBS: Fructose malabsorption arises from bacterial overgrowth in small bowel large intestine has huge number of bacteria, small bowel normally has far less small intestinal bacterial overgrowth occurs when the small bowel has large jump in bacteria number ; shift in type. When the overgrowth is severe, bacteria interfere w/ digestion of food. Fructose becomes poorly absorbed, causes gas ; bloating. ...Read more
SIBO: Very doubtful. Bacterial overgrowth is treated with antibiotics although whether this is first line treatment is arguable. Some recommend probiotics as first line therapy with antibiotics reserved for more severe cases. Prokinetic drugs are other options but research in humans is limited. Antibiotics with Rifaximin appearing to have the most success. ...Read more
There is no research on this but the small intestines has 3 parts: the duodenum, jejunum and ileum. Xifaxin in a J Tube will bypass the duodenum but will reach most of the small intestines so will most likely be effective.
Be aware that antimicrobial herbs have been proven to be even more effective than Xifaxin and have much less side effects. See
http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/24891990 ...Read more
Low complex carbs: Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (sibo) can have multiple causes, is excessive bacterial count in the small intestine. Can be associated with overuse of proton pump inhibitors, fistulas in the bowel, motility disorders, scleroderma, celiac disease, certain gastric ulcer surgery, some immune diseases. Rx is geared toward the underlying cause and antibiotics. Less complex cho (bread) may help. ...Read more
SIBO: Bacterial overgrowth is often treated with a course of antibiotics. Some recommend probiotics as first line therapy with antibiotics being reserved as second line treatment for more severe cases. Antibiotics like tetracycline, amoxicillin-clavulanate, fluoroquinolones, metronidazole, neomycin, cephalexin, tmp-smx, have been used; however, the best evidence is for the use of rifaximin. ...Read more
Diagnosed with sibo 10 days of xifaxin felt great. Symptoms returned day after finishing antibiotics.
They say sibo can be hard to treat, but it can be done. Other causes than the bacteria killed can remain - do let the doctor keep searching. Thyroid function tests might be an idea, etc. Here's info that may start your search: http://www. Endfatigue. Com/articles/article_sibo. Html
good luck. ...Read more