Bacterial overgrowth syndrome

Gut health affects lots of different aspects of our wellbeing

An unhealthy balance in your gut microbiome may cause crossed signals from your brain when it comes to feeling hungry or full.

There not easy diagnostic of microbiome, we use the technique of muscle testing for our natural health testing and biochemistry of intestine.

SIBO is a pathological condition that is characterized by an increase in the number of bacteria in the small intestine with the development of diarrhea and malabsorption of certain nutrients.

The small intestine is designed to have far fewer bacteria than the large intestine. The upper two-thirds of the small intestine typically contains less than 10,000 bacteria/mL. In most cases, SIBO is caused by multiple strains that live in the colon. Less commonly, SIBO is the result of an increase in bacteria already found in the small intestine. Bacteria can cause harm by feeding on the nutrients the human body needs to stay healthy and releasing toxins. This leads to malabsorption and malnutrition.

The quantitative and qualitative microbial composition in different parts of the gastrointestinal tract is maintained by several mechanisms. This is the acidic environment of the stomach, and the bactericidal action of bile in the small intestine, as well as the intact motility of the stomach and intestines. Very important is the normal motor and closure function of the gastrointestinal sphincters, such as the pyloric sphincter (valve between the stomach and duodenum and the ileocecal valve. Conditions that often lead to a decrease in the production of hydrochloric acid in the stomach – hypo- and achlorhydria on the

background of atrophic or autoimmune gastritis, due to the use of drugs from the group of H2-histamine blockers and proton pump inhibitors (homeopradzol). Violation of the motility of the stomach or small intestine is often observed in diabetes mellitus, liver cirrhosis, chronic renal failure, scleroderma, polymyositis, celiac disease.

Dietary therapy with restriction of foods rich in fermentable carbohydrates, the lowFODMAP diet, may be effective in some patients.

The use of pre and probiotics as additional means of correcting SIBO can reduce some of the symptoms – bloating, abdominal discomfort. However, these drugs are rarely effective as the sole therapy.