Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) Doctor in Orlando, FL

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Orlando, Know Your Symptoms of SIBO

Small intestine bacterial overgrowth, or SIBO, is a condition in which too much gut bacteria is present in the small intestine. While a certain number of bacteria are vital for the normal functioning of the digestive system, too many bacteria are not good.

Symptoms of SIBO include bloating, excess gas, diarrhea, constipation, abdominal pain, nausea, cramps, and indigestion. In severe cases, excess bacteria slow or prevent nutrient absorption. The excess may also damage the tissue of the small intestine.

Diagnosis of SIBO

A simple test will reveal the presence of excess bacteria. After consuming a sugar solution, a patient is directed to exhale into a tube. If the exhaled air contains hydrogen and methane (byproducts of bacteria), it is an indication of SIBO.

What causes Ulcerative colitis?

Doctors don’t know what causes this disease. It may or may not be related to abnormalities of the immune system that exist in patients with the disease.

At Orlando Gastroenterology, we diagnose ulcerative colitis with testing that includes a physical exam, blood tests, stool sample evaluation, colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, barium enemas, CT scans, and x-rays.

How is SIBO treated?

A common, effective treatment for SIBO is an antibiotic that reduces bacteria in the small intestine. Multiple courses may be necessary if the condition returns. Doctors usually look for the cause of the condition to remediate the underlying problem. Sometimes SIBO is the result of gastroparesis, celiac disease, or issues with how the digestive system is functioning.

About SIBO and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

The distinctions between SIBO and IBS are sometimes blurry because they share the same symptoms. However, SIBO has one cause (excess bacteria), and IBS can stem from an assortment of causes. Sometimes SIBO is itself the cause of IBS in a patient.

SIBO is managed by an antibiotic. If SIBO is not the cause of IBS, an antibiotic may be an ineffective treatment for IBS.

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Orlando, Know Your Symptoms of SIBO

Small intestine bacterial overgrowth, or SIBO, is a condition in which too much gut bacteria is present in the small intestine. While a certain number of bacteria are vital for the normal functioning of the digestive system, too many bacteria are not good.

Symptoms of SIBO include bloating, excess gas, diarrhea, constipation, abdominal pain, nausea, cramps, and indigestion. In severe cases, excess bacteria slow or prevent nutrient absorption. The excess may also damage the tissue of the small intestine.

Diagnosis of SIBO

A simple test will reveal the presence of excess bacteria. After consuming a sugar solution, a patient is directed to exhale into a tube. If the exhaled air contains hydrogen and methane (byproducts of bacteria), it is an indication of SIBO.

What causes Ulcerative colitis?

Doctors don’t know what causes this disease. It may or may not be related to abnormalities of the immune system that exist in patients with the disease.

At Orlando Gastroenterology, we diagnose ulcerative colitis with testing that includes a physical exam, blood tests, stool sample evaluation, colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, barium enemas, CT scans, and x-rays.

How is SIBO treated?

A common, effective treatment for SIBO is an antibiotic that reduces bacteria in the small intestine. Multiple courses may be necessary if the condition returns. Doctors usually look for the cause of the condition to remediate the underlying problem. Sometimes SIBO is the result of gastroparesis, celiac disease, or issues with how the digestive system is functioning.

About SIBO and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

The distinctions between SIBO and IBS are sometimes blurry because they share the same symptoms. However, SIBO has one cause (excess bacteria), and IBS can stem from an assortment of causes. Sometimes SIBO is itself the cause of IBS in a patient.

SIBO is managed by an antibiotic. If SIBO is not the cause of IBS, an antibiotic may be an ineffective treatment for IBS.

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