Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) refers to a condition in which abnormally large numbers of bacteria (at least 100,000 bacteria per ml of fluid) are present in the small intestine, but they are more like the bacteria that are found in the colon. There are many conditions associated with SIBO, including:
It has been theorized that SIBO may be responsible for the symptoms of at least some patients with irritable bowel syndrome.
Symptoms of SIBO include:
Treatment for SIBO can include:Read more: SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth) Article
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