SIBO Testing

 

BioHealth Laboratories

  • This lab offers an easy at home breath test kit to assess the levels of hydrogen and methane being produced after consumption of a glucose or lactulose substrate
  • Based on the levels that are reported an assessment can be determined and specific food and supplement recommendations can be suggested

 

Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth can be a problematic condition where a person may notice 1 or more of the following symptoms:

  • Bloating
  • Gas
  • Indigestion
  • Reflux
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Loose bowel movements
  • Abdominal pain and/or nauseau
  • Inability to completely evacuate

These symptoms can be brought on suddenly or they may have plagued you for quite some time. Regardless of how you got here, know that you are not alone. A simple summary of the issue at hand is that your small intestine has been impacted by the bacteria that typically reside in your large intestine. There are several reasons as to why this can happen, but the main take away is that this bacteria is responsible for breaking down and fermenting the food we consume. This is a good thing, but only when it occurs in the intended place, the large intestine. When it starts happening in the small intestine many issues ensue (see above list). This condition is so often the "Root Cause" for IBS and IBD suffers, but still rarely gets tested for in the traditional medical field. Primary care physicians are often not even familiar with what SIBO is, yet they will attempt to "fix" your symptoms with medications that are approved to treat IBD or IBS because you are getting lumped into a category that is still very confusing to the medical field. 

Feel empowered and find out if SIBO is the culprit to why you have the gastrointestinal distress causing you to suffer from low energy, and undernourishment because the overgrowth interferes with the digestion of all the important macro and micro nutrients. Stop thinking that you have to just "live" with this, get tested and get answers! Schedule your consultation now so you can start living again!