Bacterial Overgrowth (Digestive)

Discussion in 'A-E' started by Matthew Capowski, Nov 30, 2015.

  1. Matthew Capowski

    Matthew Capowski Administrator Staff Member

    This thread will be used to discussed bacterial imbalances in the content of the digestive system. Some terms to describe this and some examples of this include: dysbiosis, dysbaceteriosis, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, and small bowel bacterial overgrowth syndrome.
     
  2. Matthew Capowski

    Matthew Capowski Administrator Staff Member

    Herbal therapy is equivalent to rifaximin for the treatment of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4030608/

    This study lists the commercial herbal preparations it used and compared them against rifaximin and comes to the following conclusion: "The present study demonstrates that herbal therapy may be as effective as antibiotic therapy in the treatment of small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), as indirectly measured by normalization of the lactulose breath test abnormalities."

    Also worth noting: "Although the overall prevalence of SIBO in the general public is unknown, a meta-analysis has shown that the prevalence of SIBO is approximately 56% among patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)."
     
  3. Matthew Capowski

    Matthew Capowski Administrator Staff Member

  4. Matthew Capowski

    Matthew Capowski Administrator Staff Member

    Myths on SIBO Treatment by the Digestive Health Institute: https://digestivehealthinstitute.org/2017/02/08/myths_sibo_treatment/ I am just leaving this here because I'm not familiar with this site nor their book. Read with caution but I plan on investigating this further as I was surprised to see this article admit that antibiotics may not be the solution nor is it their first line therapy for SIBO.
     

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