What is SIBO ?
Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) is defined as an increase in the number and/or alteration in the type of bacteria in the upper gastrointestinal tract.
SIBO is frequently implicated as the cause of chronic diarrhoea or constipation, gas, bloating and malabsorption of important nutrients leading to many imbalances such as chronic fatigue, autoimmune disease, food intolerance, unintentional weight loss, osteoporosis and many others.
SIBO test :
Hydrogen breath testing provides the simplest noninvasive and widely available diagnostic modality for suspected SIBO.
Patients must fast for 12 hours, breathe into a small balloon, ingest a precise amount of sugar, and repeat breath samples every 15 minutes for 3 or more hours.
Other In-house tests :
- Intolerance for milk and dairy products
- Fructose such as fruits, sweets, honey..