Will antibiotics help For IBS If I have been diagnosed with SIBO?

Using patterns of the Lactulose Hydrogen Breath Test to Make Decisions regarding antibiotic therapy in IBS with Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) is an increasingly diagnosed pathophysiologic process that involves normal bacterial flora of the colon being irregularly and excessively translocated to the small intestine. In additions some will acquire SIBO by breakdown in mechanisms that normally clear bacteria from the small intestine such as the migrating motor complex. Once this bacteria has set up in the small intestine it can cause bowel transit dysregulation (diarrhea, constipation, or both), bloating, excess wind, and abdominal discomfort

Gas, Bloat, Irregular Bowel Movements- Oh My!

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) affects 12% of patients seeing primary care physicians in the United States. It makes up 30% of the patients who seek care from a Gastroenterologist. Often patients are embarrassed to mention their digestive problems to both providers and loved ones. Instead opting to live with considerable distress, discomfort, inconvenience, and embarrassment Contributed by altered digestive function. IBS is characterized by the presence of abdominal discomfort or pain with disturbed bowel movements. Bloating is often present but this is not considered an essential symptom for diagnosis. There are various criteria that are used in diagnosing IBS and depending on who you see a

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