SIBO stands for small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, increasingly becoming more and more common in our population her in US.
Most people get misdiagnosed as having IBS or GERD since the symptoms can overlap so much
The main underlying problem in SIBO is the gut motility and the most common symptom is bloating. Bloating is more common after eating a high carbohydrate or high fiber meal. This is because the bacteria in small intestine metabolize the carbs and produce methane and hydrogen gases.
A lot of people also have fatigue with it.
SIBO can be a sign of underlying immune system dysfunction.
The conventional treatment of SIBO is antibiotics . Its important to seek a functional medicine doctor to get to the underlying cause of recurrent or refractory SIBO.