Dietitian, Alison Stewart, is concerned that a certain bowel bacterial overgrowth, can go unchecked, undiagnosed and mismanaged for many sufferers of digestive disturbance.
Bloating, wind, burping, flatulence, constipation, diarrhoea, abdominal pain and increasing sensitivities to foods (despite already removing 'trigger' foods) are symptoms common to a dietitians' ears.
These symptoms can often cause the sufferer frustration, anxiety, financial burden, depression, reduced quality of life, time lost from work or activities and, despite endless appointments with your doctor, gastroenterologist or other specialists to try and figure out why your body isn't quite right, answers can be hard to come by.
You may have already had extensive testing and procedures from various medical specialists. You may have had breath testing for lactose/ fructose malabsorption. Maybe your breath tests came back positive and you have already made changes, yet only feel marginally better.
The Answer could be SIBO- Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth
Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth may explain the IBS symptoms experienced in around 60% of IBS sufferers. It may also be the reason for your fructose or lactose malabsorption. Further info can be found in the following blog what-is-sibo.htm
New consensus guidelines were put out in 2017, however many breath testing labs have not updated their reporting to reflect these guidelines.
So, if you are experiencing frustrating IBS symptoms, it would be worth chatting with a SIBO savvy practitioner like Alison.
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