Treatment of SIBO
Treatment of SIBO can be hard to navigate because of the lack of knowledge in the space. We have created this section to let you explore your options based on the most recent medical literature.
There is more than one treatment option for SIBO.
However, not all treatment options are created equal, so we explore the best possible options based on recent research.
Some natural and antibiotic therapies are superior to others, so we have broken them down.
Treatment of SIBO is twofold:
1. First and foremost, you must kill off the bacterial overgrowth. That is done with either natural therapies or antibiotics.
2. You must find out the root cause if it was not passing and make sure you don’t face relapse post-recovery.
Defence mechanisms against SIBO
An overgrowth of bacteria in the small intestine is not something beneficial for us as humans. As a result, our body has a defence mechanism to stop it from occurring.
Sometimes, certain medications, health issues, or other root causes can stop these mechanisms from working correctly and then SIBO can occur. We go through the critical defence mechanism in detail so you can consider your potential root cause:
1. The structural defence, such as the Pyloric valve and the ileocecal valve
2. The chemical defence such as digestive enzymes, Hydrochloric acid, Bile
3. The motility defences. Motility issues are a significant root cause of SIBO.
Herbs and supplements
Here we explore some natural herbs and antimicrobials that are beneficial in SIBO and why.
Some have use cases to treat root causes or long-term management in sufferers who experience chronic relapse.
Die-off symptoms during treatment
Die-off can be a scary part of recovery from SIBO, so we have tried to make it easier for you.
- We explain
- Why it happens
- What it feels like
- Common symptoms
- Why it’s not as bad as it might seem
We also share practical tips for coping with it.
SIBO relapse and reoccurrence
We have explored 8 common reasons for relapse.
Gut motility issues can be a significant root cause of SIBO. We think it’s particularly important that SIBO sufferers to understand it well.We break down the critical component that keeps your gut moving, such as:
- The migrating motor complex (MMC)
Treatment options for gut motility
We give you the scoop on:
- Natural therapies backed by science to support gut motility
- Pharmaceuticals that are well researched and used in medicine to support gut motility
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