Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO): Like the name suggests, SIBO is where bacteria enter your normally sterile small intestine and begin to colonize. Studies have indicated that potentially up to 80% of patients with IBS may in fact have SIBO.
Common symptoms and reasons to test for SIBO: nausea, flatulence, diarrhea, constipation, malnutrition, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Irritable Bowel Disease (IBD), Leaky Gut Syndrome, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Rosacea, Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS), Fibromyalgia, Gastroeseophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), Celiac Disease & Diverticulitis.
Get tested with our Hydrogen and Methane breath test to diagnose SIBO. If you are positive for SIBO, the bacterial overgrowth will produce excess quantities of Hydrogen and/or Methane gas. These gases are not produced by humans but are the metabolic byproducts of carbohydrates produced by intestinal bacteria. The breath test measures these gases and is therefore an indirect test. What is nice about the breath test is that it specifies which gases are present, as well as the location and severity of SIBO.