SIBO, or Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth, is a condition in which abnormally high levels of bacteria colonise the small intestine.

Normally, the small intestine only harbours a limited number of bacteria, but with SIBO there is an overgrowth that can lead to various digestive problems.

The symptoms can include gastrointestinal symptoms such as bloating, abdominal pain, diarrhoea, but also nutritional deficiencies and weight loss.

An accurate diagnosis of SIBO is often made through breath tests, in which certain gases, produced by the small intestine bacteria, are detected in the breath.

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There are various individual causes of SIBO, which should be clarified before starting treatment. An integrative, interdisciplinary approach has proven successful in the treatment of SIBO.

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