SIBO : is it responsible for your stomach pain?
SIBO : small intestine bacterial overgrowth, is the
increase in the number of certain bacteria, and / or
changes in the type of bacteria in the small intestine.
Atmost, SIBO is not the product of a single type of bacteria’s sudden growth, but many bacteria who should be in the colon, and not in your small intestine.
But what you have to know is that the perverse effects of SIBO affect both the structure (inner lining damaged) and functions of the small intestine.
Everything related to it obviously implies the quality of digestion and absorption of nutrients, which means your nutritional level.
When you are not properly nourrished, your inflammation and inner imbalances start to be noticeable.
In addition, a damaged inner wall (mucosa) often degenerates into hyper-permeability or leaky gut syndrom (allowing large proteins to pass into the bloodstream), which has now been recognized as being the cause of many complications.
Among these complications :
- autoimmune reactions causing food allergies and sensitivities,
- maintenance of internal inflammation (source of chronic diseases)
- and autoimmune diseases.
Indeed, pathogenic bacteria, when they outnumber others (such as candida) are causing nutritional deficiencies, themselves caused by the poor digestion and poor absorption which I mentioned earlier.
In my book “Your anti-candida aromatic program” I refer to stomach and spleen meridians, respectively in charge of food digestion and absorption.
When imbalanced, these meridians cannot effectively perform their job. They are the first thing to correct if you want to improve SIBO symptoms and origin.
Why do you develop SIBO?
If you’ve read my pages on candidosis, you certainly realized that SIBO develops the same way candidosis does.
The body has various means to prevent SIBO:
- Gastric acid (essential for the production of digestive enzymes and the maintenance of an acidic environment)
- Waves of muscular activity of the intestine
- The immunoglobulin contained in the intestinal fluid
- And a valve that must allow the material to digest in the colon and must prevent anything back to the small intestine (the ileocecal valve).
A range of risk factors are associated with the onset of SIBO, including the most common of which I spoke earlier.
Studies are full of details, but here is what should be remembered
- Irritable bowel syndrome (or IBS)
- Allergy to gluten
- Crohn’s disease
- Diabetes I and 2
- Several antibiotics courses
- Problems related to liver, kidney and pancreas functions, such as cirrhosis, chronic pancreatitis or kidney disease.
- Alcohol consumption (even moderate)
- Contraceptive pills
When you compare this list with the list of factors leading to chronic candidosis, you come to realize that chronic candidosis works exactly the same way and is probably closely related to the occurrence of SIBO.
Suffering from SIBO?
As in the case of candidosis, many people suffer from SIBO without being aware of it and unknowingly feed it all the drugs they take to address the symptoms.
However it is important to note that 80% of people who suffer from irritable bowel syndrome also suffer from SIBO.
As candosis, SIBO is largely under diagnosed! Often completely ignored.
So many medications are targeted towards SIBO’s main symptoms!
None of the medications often prescribed are likely to cure SIBO because the underlying cause is not identified or addressed.
Most doctors have never heard about it.
Those who did often attempt to deal with it by performing hydrogen and methan tests which are unreliable.
The only known conventional treatments are antibiotics, which won’t address the origin of the problem.
Here are the classic symptoms that when understood, should trigger a flash in your head:
- abdominal pains
- bloatting (powerful and painful gas)
- and possibly signs of nutritional deficiencies
Usually antibiotics … and then it comes back, of course …
The only credible way to deal with SIBO is to identify the root cause.
The Anti-Candida protocols in addition to psycho-emotional work remains what I believe as being the most effective and long term solution.
What about you? Have you already heard of SIBO?
Have you tried to cure it?
Share what helped and what did not and, how you were treated…