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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Diagnosed SIBO/ Fructose malabsorption, took antibiotics for SIBO. Is it routine to be retested for SIBO? Does SIBO cause fructose mal or vice- versa?
Hydrogen breath tst for SIBO accurate?Only have tummy bloating no other problems and IBS. GI says test is Pos need Xifaxan (rifaximin). But no symptoms of SIBO. ?
No test has perfect: accuracy. Study: https://www.google.com/#q=hydrogen+breath+test+for+SIBO for overview. Medical industry commonly promotes simple ideas for complex issues, yet does not mean true. Who is primarily in charge of your medical decisions? Yourself or others? Do you carefully pay attention to results of suggestions others make/promote and how you possibly accept/implement them? I would suggest doing so. ...Read more
Is there a relationship between allergies, autism, leaky gut syndrome, candida, intestinal flora and antibiotics?
For some yes : For some children all of those things play a role in exacerbating symptoms and can be seen more frequently in a child who had many infections and antibiotics starting at a young age. Antibiotics kill the good as well as the bad bacteria in our guts and can disrupt the balance and lead to dysbiosis and inflammation which can be precursor for leaky gut and allergies. This is not specific to autism. ...Read more
Which probiotic strain is best for post antibiotic (flagyl-cipro) therapy of sibo. Also highly lactose intol. Sibo symptoms returned very quickly.
Probiotics: There are several high potency probiotics available, such as klaire complete, and orthobiotic, two of my favorites. A good post antibiotic restorative probiotic should have at least 4 strains of acidophillus and bifido bacteris, and a friendly competitor for candida, like florastor. Ortho biotic has all of those in one supplement. The other thing to look for is billions of cfu (cocloies). ...Read more
One and the Same: Pseudomembraneous colitis, so-named based on its appearance via colonoscopy, is caused by an overgrowth of clostridium difficile in the colon secondary to antibiotic use. Treatment, ironically, involves administering (different) antibiotics. Rarely, life-threatening dilitation of the colon can occur, sometimes requiring emergency surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Breath test positive for SIBO. Have tried Xifaxan, (rifaximin) doxycycline and metronidazole. Symptoms (stomach pain and bloating) continue. Suggestions?
SIBO: Sibo is small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. Some patient developed overgrow of bacteria that can cause abdominal bloating, excessive gas, diarrhea, malabsorption, weight loss. Symptoms manifest depended on the severity of your problem. So you don't always have to to have fatty loose stools. However, there are effective antibiotics to treat this problem. ...Read more
Told I have SIBO and need Xifaxan (rifaximin). Had hydrogen breath test. Is there other treatment for SIBO other than antibiotics? Can't take Xifaxan (rifaximin) due2 allergy
Drug allergy: Isn't generic, meaning if you're allergic to one drug then u r allergic to all others. Also drug allergy is often confused with adverse drug reactions,so a patient can't tell if it is a true drug allergy or just an adverse reaction. If you are allergic to xifaxan, (rifaximin) other antibiotics are there to use. Also ask your doctor about probiotics, and elemental diet to treat your condition, best wishes ...Read more
Chronic gastritis; chronic duodenitis, hyperemic gastric mucosa; positive helicob. Pylori stool test. Do i need treatment for helicobacter pylori?
Gastric body-type mucosa with mild chronic, non-specific gastritis with intestinal metaplasia, negative forhelicobacter pylori.Have 5cm hitas hernia, ulc?
Might be Barrett's: Intestinal metaplasia typically refers to changes in the esophageal mucosa, and is associated with a disease called "barrett's esophagus." this is a precancerous condition, and you need to be followed by either a general surgeon who does endoscopy, or a gastroenterologist. ...Read more
Variable per person: Your question is excellent, but the response is individualized based on a patient's goals with probiotics. GI transit time, diet, use of probiotics, co-morbidities that may require use of antibiotics or other medications that affect gut flora, as well as the underlying pathology found in the gut may all alter benefit. Typically your "back to normal" in 3-4 days w/lots of probiotics to choose from. ...Read more
Maybe temporary fix: If you have ibs due to sibo (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth)--antibiotics like xifaxan (rifaximin) may help. 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). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer