Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth, also know as SIBO is often underdiagnosed and patients are left suffering from abdominal bloating, constipation, diarrhea and fatigue. For those lucky enough to be diagnosed, antibiotics are often the course for conventional treatment but in most cases, antibiotics were the major risk factor leading to SIBO. Despite attempts to kill bad bacteria, studies show that with antibiotics alone, SIBO treatment does not always work and the bacteria returns in nearly half of all patients within only a year!
Successful SIBO treatment must be handled just like any other health condition – not with a temporary Band-aid solution, but by addressing the underlying cause! Intestinal bacteria can be influenced by numerous factors beyond what we eat and how much. Environmental effects, drugs, alcohol, and lifestyle factors such as stress can all be contributing factors to poor gut health. Therefore, the treatment must be unique to the individual.
Once you have identified the cause, treating SIBO symptoms through a healthy diet, nutritional supplements and positive lifestyle changes that help return the body to balance.
Tips for SIBO Treatment
- Eat three meals a day 4-5 hours apart and avoid snacking. We need to give our body time in between meals to improve our intestinal motility. More often than not, motility becomes an issue with people suffering from SIBO.
- With guidance from your holistic practitioner try a low fibre diet to get your body back on track by reducing inflammation and bacteria overgrowth.
- Consult with a health care professional to get on a supplement regime to support killing bad bacteria while also restoring a healthy population of good bacteria.
Do any of the above symptoms or risk factors sound familiar? Do you think you might be suffering from SIBO? The experienced doctors at Bronte Wellness Boutique can help! Book an appointment and get on a plan to get to the bottom of what’s going on and create a plan of action to bring your body back to good health.