SIBO Testing

What is SIBO?

SIBO is a condition where excessive bacterial growth occurs in the small intestine. SIBO vary in presentation, from being only mildly symptomatic to suffering from chronic diarrhoea, weight loss, malabsorption, constipation, abdominal cramping, bloating, reflux, joint pain and skin rashes.  In presence of SIBO, Certain vitamins and minerals may not be properly absorbed and may lead to vitamin and mineral deficiency.

Symptoms of SIBO can include:

  • Diarrhoea

  • Constipation

  • Alternating constipation and diarrhoea

  • Abdominal cramping

  • Bloating and/or wind

  • Burping and Acid Reflux/GORD

  • Food sensitivities

  • Joint pain

  • Skin rashes

  • Iron and B12 deficiency

  • Respiratory symptoms such as asthma

SIBO can result in:

  • Malabsorption of monosaccharides and amino acids (carbohydrates and proteins)

  • Fermentation of disaccharides by bacteria causing hydrogen, methane and hydrogen sulphate gasses

  • These gasses themselves are damaging to the gut wall

  • Malabsorption of vitamins (especially B12 and Folic acid)

  • Malabsorption of minerals (especially, magnesium, iron, and calcium SIBO can cause leaky gut, with a damaged gut wall allowing larger particles to pass through, causing an immune response

What is SIBO Test?

This test is an affordable, non-invasive breath test that is carried out in the comfort of your own home. The results will be ready for your follow-up consultation and I will determine the best dietary protocol for you, to eliminate SIBO and restore digestive function.

Sounds right for me, what is my next step?

Simply book an appointment with Shruti Nagendra.

4 Capodanno Street

Point Cook, VIC 3030

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