What causes SIBO?

A single cause of SIBO hasn’t been identified, but there are some known triggers and contributing factors. For many it’s a combination of factors. These are:

  • A bout of gastroenteritis often occurred around the time the symptoms start
  • Certain medications such as antibiotics, the pill and antacids can be contributing factors
  • Chronic stress which lowers stomach acid and interferes with migrating motor complex (MMC)
  • Surgery such as appendicitis or hysterectomy
  • Digestive disorders such as celiac disease, ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease
  • Conditions such as hypothyroidism and diabetes
    A typical diet high in processed foods, refined flours and excess sugar

SIBO Testing - the best way to discover if you have SIBO

There is a simple, non-invasive test now available to identify if you have SIBO. It’s a breath test that measures the hydrogen and methane output in a single breath. These samples are taken every 20 minutes for 3 hours and the results will tell us if you have SIBO and approximately where in the small intestines it’s present. This test is conducted in your own home after a one day preparation diet. See my SIBO Testing page for more information.

SIBO Treatment

I get great results with my 4 step process to healing SIBO.

Step 1 - Stop putting fuel on the fire and remove dietary triggers
Step 2 - Use the correct antimicrobial herbs to treat your SIBO (specific to your results)
Step 3 - Heal up leaky gut, reduce inflammation and reintroduce foods
Step 4 - Rebalance your microbiome and reduce risk factors for reinfection

See my SIBO Treatment page for more information.

If you’d like to find out more about testing and treatment options for SIBO and IBS or digestive symptoms then please book in for a free nutrition strategy session so I can go over your options.

Or simply call me on my mobile - 0423 761 247 and I'll call you back as soon as I'm free.