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How can I treat SIBO?

How can I treat SIBO?

Probiotics: Probiotics and antibiotics are often used to treat this followed by prokinetic drugs ...Read more

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Is sibo overdiagnosed?

Is sibo overdiagnosed?

Yes and no: Sibo is a difficult diagnosis and can be attributed to many GI symptoms. The diagnosis is usually made by breath test or intubation of the small bowel and culture. So docs treat empirically without performing specific tests. ...Read more

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What is the test of sibo?

What is the test of sibo?

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

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What is the cause of SIBO?

What is the cause of SIBO?

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

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How do I know if I have sibo?

How do I know if I have sibo?

Breath testing...: ...Is usually diagnostic in identifying sibo. For others, symptom response to empiric antibiotics aimed at treating suspected sibo may be equally helpful. ...Read more

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How does sibo make a person feel? Symptoms?

How does sibo make a person feel? Symptoms?

SIBO: Sibo is a condition that is caused by bacterial infection of the small bowel. Symptoms are many and include bloating, gaseousness, diarrhea, constipation, abdominal pain, weight loss. If you have symptoms you should see your doctor for a checkup. ...Read more

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Hi was treated for sibo but it keep reoccurring. Is this normal and how can I cure it?

Hi was treated for sibo but it keep reoccurring. Is this normal and how can I cure it?

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

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Can Sibo be the cause of a distended gallbladder?

Can Sibo be the cause of a distended gallbladder?

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

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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?

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?

Join: A medically supervised weight program. Often they are affiliated with bariatric surgeons who can advise you on options. They also have access to dieticians that can advise you. They may want to do an egd to see the size of your gastric pouch. ...Read more

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How is candida & sibo different?

How is candida & sibo different?

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

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Can you have SIBO without bloating?

Can you have SIBO without bloating?

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

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Best treatment or diet for sibo sufferers?

Best treatment or diet for sibo sufferers?

It depends: 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

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Is it possible develop fructose malabsorption without having sibo?

Is it possible develop fructose malabsorption without having sibo?

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

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The cause; how can a body develop fructose malasorption with having sibo?

The cause; how can a body develop fructose malasorption with having sibo?

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

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Can sibo cause fructose malabsorption? Meaning, if the sibo is cured could it improve fructose malabsorption?

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

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I know that with SIBO it can be treated with antibiotics, but I was wondering what other approaches are there.

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

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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?

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?

Not related: Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (presume UR referring to this) is confined to the bowel. Worth having a urinalysis to rule out an otherwise non-symptomatic urinary tract infection. But, you are likely referring to harmless urinary sediment. ...Read more

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What is the success rate for Xifaxan (rifaximin) for a permanent cure of SIBO after one use? I'm reading so many different numbers.

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

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Originally SIBO positive then later Lactose test positive and now Fructose test positive. What's going on? Can't eat anything without suffering.

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

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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?

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

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What is the relationship between sibo and fructose malasorbion?

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

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Is it safe to flush ur colon if u have sibo? Would it help any.

Is it safe to flush ur colon if u have sibo? Would it help any.

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

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Can xifaxin be given through my daughters J Tube and work effectivly for SIBO?

Can xifaxin be given through my daughters J Tube and work effectivly for SIBO?

Probably: 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

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If a person has sibo (lactulose positive), what diet is best for them to be on?

If a person has sibo (lactulose positive), what diet is best for them to be on?

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

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How well does rifxamin work for sibo? How about causeing or treating clostridium difficle.

How well does rifxamin work for sibo? How about causeing or treating clostridium difficle.

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

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Diagnosed with sibo 10 days of xifaxin felt great. Symptoms returned day after finishing antibiotics.

Diagnosed with sibo 10 days of xifaxin felt great. Symptoms returned day after finishing antibiotics.

Something else?: 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